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GI COMBAT: THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT by J. T. Krul & Peter Tomasi

May 20, 2014

World War II soldiers fighting dinosaurs in a land that time forgot began in Star Spangled War Stories in 1960, and the idea has never seemed to go away. The “forgotten” war has shown up time and again in the DC universe, and even showed up in the New 52 in the short-lived GI Combat […]

OLD MARS by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

August 8, 2013

I spent part of my childhood and young adult years on Mars. Not a lot of people can make that claim these days because the books I read have given way to stories about Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. But before Harry and Percy ever made the scene, I had Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh […]

STEAMPUNK!: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FANTASTICALLY RICH AND STRANGE STORIES by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

May 12, 2012

Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant was a mixed bag for me. Some of the stories didn’t seem to have more than a passing acquaintance with steampunk, or seemed to be too estranged from the genre to work for me. Others seemed to be the […]

UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS by John Joseph Adams

January 17, 2012

For those in the know, Under the Moons of Mars was the original title of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first John Carter novel, which was subsequently retitled A Princess of Mars. With that one story, of dead Mars and the most beautiful woman in two worlds – a princess that just can’t seem to stay out […]

Out Now: DOMINO LADY from Moonstone Books!

April 24, 2009

A mystery hero like no other. With the most dangerous weapon of all! Los Angeles, the 1930’s. The city of angels. Attracting beautiful people from all over the world with it’s glitz and glamour. But just beneath the surface is a city stinking of corruption with criminal bosses and politicians squeezing the life out of […]

FROM CRIME TO CRIME: MIND-BOGGLING TALES OF MYSTERY AND MURDER by Dennis Palumbo

July 4, 2008

Dennis Palumbo absolutely fascinated me with his new book From Crime to Crime: Mind-Boggling Tales of Mystery and Murder. In nine tales about his Smart Guys Marching Society, he delivers traditional locked room puzzles, red herrings, and clues aplenty for armchair detectives everywhere. But the world he represents in his writing is our present and […]