Reviews and Recommendations by Mel Odom, Professional Writer

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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 […]

CONAN THE REBEL by Poul Anderson

May 28, 2014

Conan the Rebel was written back in 1980 by Poul Anderson, a writer I’ve read and admired for years. I’ve always enjoyed Anderson’s Dominic Flandry series (haven’t read all of them and it’s been years since I picked them up), but my favorite book he wrote was Three Hearts and Three Lions, a mix of […]

AT THE EARTH’S CORE by Edgar Rice Burroughs

December 11, 2013

Pellucidar, the world that lies at the Earth’s core, was the third longest-running series Edgar Rice Burroughs penned during his career. The series focuses mainly on David Inness, the young adventurer, who, with mentor inventor Abner Perry, used a contraption called the Iron Mole to dig through the Earth. Inside the hollow world, Innes and […]

BLOODLINE by James Rollins

August 24, 2012

For the last few years, James Rollins has been building up a big confrontation between his series heroes, Sigma Force, and the Guild, an international group of evil baddies out to take over the world. The plots in the novels have been straight out of comic books and the old Hollywood serials – and I’ve […]

TARZAN LORD OF THE JUNGLE #1 by Arvid Nelson, Roberto Castro, & Alex Guimares

January 19, 2012

Dynamite Comics has launched a new Tarzan title for 2012, one hundred years after the initial novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs was published. When I first saw the Alex Ross cover, I was won over. Tarzan has always been one of those iconic heroes for me. I grew up on the Russ Manning Sunday Comics […]

BEHEMOTH by Scott Westerfeld

January 15, 2012

Scott Westerfeld created a fascinating world out of the ashes of what was World War I (The Great War) in the real world. He peopled his Leviathan trilogy with real heroes and heroines young readers (and the young at heart) could get behind and root for, and he seasoned it with the wonderful spice of […]

THE SKIN MAP by Stephen R. Lawhead

January 10, 2012

Stephen R. Lawhead embarks on a new and entertaining old school fantasy trilogy with some interesting new twists that include string theory and multiple earths. I enjoy the quest aspects of The Skin Map, his first book in his Bright Empires trilogy, the large casts of characters all set out to chart their own courses, […]