Archives: March2011
  • Review of The Hero Strikes Back by Moira J. Moore

    The Hero Strikes Back is the second book in the Lee and Taro series by Moira J. Moore.  The first book in this series is Resenting the Hero, and the books following the second book are Heroes Adrift, Heroes at Risk, and Heroes Return, respectively.  A sixth book, Heroes at Odds, is scheduled for release on July 26 of this year. Please note that since this is the second book in a series, there will be some spoilers for Resenting […]

  • Review of Badass: The Birth of a Legend by Ben Thompson

    Badass: The Birth of a Legend is by Ben Thompson, who has been running the website Badass of the Week since 2004.  He has also written numerous articles on badasses, and this is his second book on the subject.  The first book published on this topic, Badass, is about various figures from history (and is perhaps the most awesome use of a degree in history ever).  The newest book, which just came out last week, is about various tough men, […]

  • Update

    There’s no leaning pile post today since I bought no books this past week, and the only review copy I received was a second copy that I’m now giving away.  Over the next week I will hopefully have at least two reviews since I have one draft and another halfway written (for Badass: The Birth of a Legend by Ben Thompson and The Hero Strikes Back by Moira J. Moore, both very fun books). I’m reading Deathless by Catherynne M. […]

  • News & Links

    In response to the horrific recent events in Japan, some members of the speculative fiction community created Genre for Japan.  Starting on March 28, they will be auctioning items related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror and donating the proceeds to the Japan Tsunami Appeal run by the British Red Cross.  It’s a win/win situation since it’s a wonderful cause and there are some pretty great items available, such as a year’s supply of Tor Books and a special, limited […]

  • Giveaway: Department Nineteen by Will Hill

    This week I received a second ARC of Department Nineteen by Will Hill from Penguin so I’m giving it away! Jamie Carpenter’s life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors […]

  • DeathlessThe Leaning Pile of Books

    It was another great book with lots of books I really, really want to read – 4 review copies (all of which I’d love to read soon although I’m not sure how realistic that is), 2 books bought, and 1 late Christmas gift (due to the book not actually being out on time for Christmas).  I am not buying any books this next week, I promise! Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente Deathless will be released in hardcover and as an […]