Cadaver in Chief – a Review

I've discovered Steve Hockensmith. It's kind of like Columbus discovering North America; been there a while with a whole population of folks, just took me a while to find it. The good thing is that I don't have any plague blankets. The even better thing is that they probably wouldn't work on Steve Hockensmith, considering … Continue reading Cadaver in Chief – a Review


I picked up the first of the Dresden Files novels. I’ve never read them, despite their popularity and longevity. I’m enjoying it so far, but that’s not why I’m writing this. I’m writing this because of the villain. I can’t help but imagine him as Donald Trump. Below is the description. His salt-and-pepper hair was … Continue reading Villains

The Last Emperox

Book ReviewThe Last Emperoxby John Scalzi I’ve been a Scalzi fan since 2006. I buy most of his novels in hardback. This time I bought it e-book but that’s just because I had to wait too long for the physical copy. I suspect it was import problems related to the pandemic. The Interdependency is my … Continue reading The Last Emperox

Book Review – Bannerless

Book Review Bannerless By Carrie Vaughn As always, I spoil with out warning so be...warned. I've never read any of Ms. Vaughn's novels. She's famous for a series in which a werewolf named Kitty hosts a radio talk show for the supernatural. I discovered Bannerless on John Scalzi's blog, Whatever, and decided to give it … Continue reading Book Review – Bannerless

Book Review – Artificial Condition

Book Review Artificial Condition By Martha Wells As always, I spoil when it pleases me. About 4 months ago I read the first in this series, All Systems Red, which I bought for four bucks on Kindle, and was very pleased. It set up the character, as well as established a longer arc and mystery. … Continue reading Book Review – Artificial Condition

Book Review – The Last Town

Book Review The Last Town By Blake Crouch I will spoil without warning, so let this serve as ... a warning. I went off on a Blake Crouch binge last year, bought all the Wayward Pines books (Pines, Wayward, now the Last Town), the standalone Dark Matter, and Abandoned. I guess he hit a nerve. … Continue reading Book Review – The Last Town

Book Review – Artemis

Book Review Artemis By Andy Weir Note to readers: I spoil as the mood takes me. Understand this in advance. I will not point out when spoilers appear. Assume they start now and continue, willy nilly. I really enjoyed Andy Weir's first book, The Martian, which seems to have been a bit of an internet … Continue reading Book Review – Artemis