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Archive for the ‘SF’ Category

STAR CARRIER: EARTH STRIKE by Ian Douglas

September 1, 2014

Ian Douglas has been pumping out military science fiction under this pseudonym and others as well as his own for years. So he’s quite good at it. Earth Strike is the first in the Star Carrier series, which is now up to book five in releases while the author is busy working on book six. […]

CITY OF THE BEAST/WARRIORS OF MARS by Michael Moorcock

August 31, 2014

Michael Moorcock originally wrote the first Michael Kane book under the name Edward P. Bradbury. I read the DAW version of the book back in the 1970s, I think, and the book carried both titles City of the Beast or Warriors of Mars. I enjoyed the book a lot when I was a kid because […]

DEATHWORMS OF KRATOS by Richard Avery (Edmund Cooper)

August 17, 2014

When I was much younger, I picked up the four books in Richard Avery’s Expendables series (which he glommed onto before Sylvester Stallone and his crew of action heroes nabbed lately). Mostly I was drawn to them by the SF covers, the action, and the women (on some of the covers). As a young reader, […]

SUPER DINOSAUR by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard

May 25, 2014

Super Dinosaur is a treat for kids and the comics-loving adults who choose never to grow up. When I first saw the cover for the new comic, I’ll admit I had my doubts. The guy who gave us such serious comics worlds as The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves, and Invincible couldn’t possibly create something […]

STARWOLF 1: THE WEAPON FROM BEYOND by Edmond Hamilton

May 19, 2014

Edmond Hamilton was a pulp writer from the 1930s. He wrote most of the Captain Future pulps and earned the sobriquet, World Wrecker, because of the planet destroying plots he embraced. In later years, he moved into comic books and wrote several of the early issues of Superman and Batman, as well as helping give […]

LAZARUS by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

May 12, 2014

Greg Rucka is a writer I routinely follow in comics. He writes some of the best character-oriented stuff out there. I enjoyed his run on Wonder Woman and on Gotham Central (and I’m wondering how much of that will be cherry-picked for the new Gotham television series coming this fall). I love his work on […]

BAD TIMES: CANNIBAL GOLD by Chuck Dixon

January 2, 2014

Buy At Amazon: Cannibal Gold (Bad Times) Chuck Dixon can write an adventure story. I’ve been reading his comics work for years, enjoying his run on Batman, the Punisher, Robin, Nightwing, and the creation of The Birds of Prey. Dixon excels at putting down action, of introducing larger-than-life heroes, kicking them through the door into […]

THE SUNS OF SCORPIO by Alan Burt Akers

December 23, 2013

The Dray Prescot sword and planet books have made every move I have made since I was a kid. I moved the first lot out of my parents’ house when I got married. Then I kept adding to them over the years and moving them from place to place. Unfortunately, they’re in a box somewhere. […]

UNDER A GRAVEYARD SKY by John Ringo

September 3, 2013

If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if you’ve never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo. The book is the first of at least two novels about the end of the world as we know it. The author has done considerable […]

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 […]