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Space Eldtritch II

Posted: February 4, 2014 by Alan in Books We Like Tags: Horror, Science Fiction, Short Fiction

Disclaimer: horror isn’t a genre I enjoy. Really, in the slightest. I can count on one hand the number of horror movies I like. I’ve never read a horror anthology before, so needless to say, I wasn’t terribly excited about reading SPACE ELDRITCH II: THE HAUNTED STARS. But I love Science Fiction so…what the heck.Read the rest of this review »

Review

Abaddon’s Gate

I swear, I don’t have a man crush on Daniel Abraham. Neither does anyone else here at EBR…

…OK that isn’t entirely true.Read the rest of this review »

Review

The Tyrant’s Law

Posted: February 11, 2014 by Writer Dan in Books We Love Tags: Daniel Abraham, Epic Fantasy

After having only very recently lauded praises on Mr. Abraham for a great middle book in his urban fantasy series (EBR review), I found it kind of humorous that I would now be writing a review for a great middle book in his epic fantasy series (no need to go anywhere for that review–you can just keep reading and find it presently). This guy keeps putting out quality books, and it’s no surprise that this is yet another in his growing list of entries to our Books We Love.Read the rest of this review »

Sold for Endless Rue

Captured as a slave while a child, Laura escapes and finds a new life in the home of a mountain healer and midwife. Clever and industrious, Laura learns her new profession so well that her adoptive mother, Crescia, sends her to Solerno’s famed medical school so she can become a physician and bring her worldly learning back to the midwife’s humble cottage.Read the rest of this post »

Review

Virus Thirteen

Posted: February 18, 2014 by Vanessa in Books that are Mediocre Tags: Joshua Alan Parry, Techno Thriller

James and his wife Linda are scientists at the famous biotech company GeneFirm, where they’ve engineered a gene therapy that will eradicate cancer as we know it. But the world’s population may not get the chance to enjoy a cancer-free future when a deadly supervirus outbreak becomes a world-wide pandemic.Read the rest of this review »

Review

The Tale of Telsharu

Posted: February 21, 2014 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Fantasy, Samuel Stubbs, Valerie Mechling

One hundred years ago Telsharu was imprisoned after a failed attempt to kill the emperor. Telsharu still lives, and in the opening pages of THE TALE OF TELSHARU, he secures his escape from prison in order to finish the quest he began all those years ago.Read the rest of this review »

Nameless

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags: Books for Chicks, Mercedes M. Yardley, Urban Fantasy

Luna Masterson can see demons. Unfortunately most other folks can’t, so she’s concerned that everyone thinks she’s crazy. Like her brother, Seth, who is patiently skeptical. She lives with him and her one-year-old niece so she can help out after his wife abandons them. Luna does her best to not shake things up so she can be there for her family.Read the rest of this post »

Review

Ancillary Justice

Posted: February 28, 2014 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Ann Leckie, Science Fiction

Thousands of years in the future humans have created an inter-planetary empire, and they’ve done it by using powerful starships to take over human and alien planets. While the starship officers are human, the crew is comprised of ancillaries, people who resisted empire annexation of their home planets, taken into custody and stored for future use. An ancillary’s mind and identity is wiped when they’re hooked into the ship’s central AI–in essence, an ancillary is the ship.Read the rest of this review »

Review

Unfettered

Posted: March 4, 2014 by Writer Dan in Books We Love Tags: Fantasy, Shawn Speakman, Short Fiction

This anthology has attached to it one of those feel-good kind of stories that just makes you want to buy the thing. The editor, Shawn Speakman, contracted Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, accrued a bundle of debt because he didn’t have health insurance at the time, and these stories were put together as a means by which to alleviate some of that debt. Each of the stories contained in the anthology were ones that the authors contributed freely to Mr. Speakman’s cause and showed them to rally round the flag, so to speak, of a fellow author that was in need. It was a reminder to me that even big-name authors are real people with real problems too. Sometimes it can be easy to forget that. So regardless of what I thought of this anthology (it was good, people – don’t let my little misdirections fool you) my hat goes off to each of the authors that contributed to the anthology. Bravo, my friends. Bravo.Read the rest of this review »

Review

Deadman’s Road

Posted: March 5, 2014 by Steven in Books We Love Tags: Horror, Joe Lansdale, Western

Does this look familiar? It should. I originally posted this review back in 2010. So why am I redirecting you to it now? Well, because this awesome collection can be purchased with ease now, and without murdering your wallet, from Tachyon Publications. This is the collection I recommend to everyone who is new to Joe R. Lansdale, because I loved it so much when I first read it in 2010. So anywho, here is the review for any of you who missed it the first time around.