July 13, 2020

“Writers in Lockdown”

Edited by Faith Jones, 2020

(Confession: I'm one of the authors listed herein. My review is about the other stories in the book.)

“Lockdown” has something for everyone, ranging from sword & sorcery to science-fiction, from horror to humor, and from f...

July 3, 2020

“From the Stars... A Vampiress”

by Steven A. Roman, 2020

A big Vampirella fan since I was a child (some would say I was too young to be seeing such things), I dove right into this authoritative book about the most famous of female vampires. Yeah, take that, Carmilla.

I've...

April 26, 2020

“Pandora Reborn”

by John Coon, 2018

In the edition I read, there are periodic formatting problems, causing paragraphs to get scrunched. It's annoying, but not so bad as to ruin the book. I mentioned this to the author, and he said he's working to fix it.

“Pandora” reads w...

February 12, 2020

“The Calculating Stars”

by Mary Robinette Kowal, 2018

What if a meteorite—the size of the one that brought about the extinction of the dinosaurs—struck the Earth in 1952? Kowal answers that with an accelerated space race, in which the world unites to build a colony on Ma...