Book Review – Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan

“When she said he was dying, and explained how little time he had left, Ellis Rogers laughed.” Disclaimer: My copy of Hollow World was an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) provided to me by the author, Michael J. Sullivan. Up front, I’ll admit that I have not read Sullivan’s popular Ryria series. I hope this has given me a fresh perspective toward a book that …

Book Review – Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

“All right. We’re saving the world, after all. Take him.” Though I’ve tried my best not to, this review may spoil some things. Reader be warned! Like the middle bear of Goldilocks fame, Ender is a culmination of the “just right.” He’s the youngest of three genetically engineered Wiggin children. The oldest, Peter Wiggin, is cold-blooded but lacks control. Valentine, …

Book Review – Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

TL;DR: Wow. Although there’s bound to be a few of you who have read this classic, I will try to avoid spoilers. If you want the 30,000-foot view of the story, you can read the back cover blurb. I’m making this review more about its spirit rather than its text. When my wife asked me what it was about, I should …

Book Review – The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough

Do you like penguins in space? Cows that speak Spanish? Then don’t buy this book, because it has nothing to do with those things. On second thought, buy it anyway and write your own story about the aforementioned items. I promise to buy a copy and post a review. The Darwin Elevator is the first in a trilogy of books …

I, Beatbox32

I discovered that one of my coworkers is an avid reader like myself. We were discussing several books last week and the conversation ended up something like this (embellishments added for More Drama™): “Did you like I, Robot?” “I never read the book. The Will Smith movie was… eh.” “You… you’ve never read the book? Are you serious?” I directed …