Posts Tagged: Angry Robot

Contest: Show Me Your Book Tree

Wesley Chu, author of Lives of Tao and Deaths of Tao, built a book tree. He used pine cones and ornaments and bows and a weird book about male fashion (see bottom!). He conveniently placed his own books at the trees pinnacle, standing on the shoulders of Robert Jordan and George R.R. Martin. The tattered… Read more »

Review Catch-up of Recent Reads

As I’ve been moving lately, I find my writing time has declined somewhat. I’m sure things will settle down soon. Until then, here’s three quick reviews of some recently read stuff. * Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach Rachel Bach is also Rachel Aaron, author of the more young adult oriented Eli Monpress Trilogy. She’s taken the… Read more »

The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu

Whenever I see the name Wesley, I think of Carey Elwes (Dread Pirate Roberts!), which inevitably leads me to Robin Hood Men in Tights.  RHMT, as I call it, is quite possibly the finest spoof film of our time. In it, Robin Hood is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem…. Read more »

It’s like a melody in my head by T.L. Costa

So, when it comes to voice in fiction, I feel I can only speak to my opinion of what voice is and how I use it in my writing. The answer, simply enough, is music. When I was little I remember sitting at my father’s feet as he played the guitar. He could play lots… Read more »

Playing Tyler by T.L. Costa (a quick review for a quick read)

I’ve read more young adult this year than ever before and by and large it’s been a tremendous decision. I continue to be impressed with the quality of character and story, demonstrating why the genre(?) continues to garner attentions from readers of all ages. I would note Angry Robot imprint, Strange Chemistry has been the source of… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Can you believe I’m not going to rip one of these?

For once I’m only going to say nice things. . . mostly. I didn’t really love Adam Christopher’s Empire State. It was a novel that didn’t seem entirely sure about what it wanted to be. However, I can do nothing but bow down to this Forbidden Planet limited edition exclusive cover: Holy crap. Am I… Read more »

Another reading log. . .

In an effort to “catch up”, I’ve compressed several books into a single post. I hope this will be the last of my omnibus reviewing. Enjoy!   The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck — Held back by an ending that doesn’t quite capitalize on the exceptional beginnings, Kassa Gambit remains a very entertaining debut effort. It works best as… Read more »

Three Short Reviews of Recently Read Books (October)

I’ve fallen behind a bit in my reviewing, with some ten books read as yet unreviewed. In an effort to catch up, I’m going to do write three short reviews here. It isn’t just a matter of catching up, the truth is books don’t always have a thousand word review in them, and who would… Read more »

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

How much of a novel’s success or failure is predicated on its voice? I would argue there’s a compelling case to be made that it’s a primary one. The problem is that voice is an extremely subjective measurement defined in semantics. I ask the question because Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse is written in… Read more »