Posts Tagged: KJ Parker

KJ Parker: A Glimpse Behind the Curtain


KJ Parker is a myth. A more mysterious figure there is not outside the hallowed identity cloud of Thomas Pynchon. Personally, I have been a fan of Parker’s for some years. Encouraged by Pornokitsch blogger Jared Shurin to read The Folding Knife, I was immediately hooked. Two years ago I was given a chance to ask… Read more »

Four Short Reviews of Recently Read Novels

Fire with Fire by Charles Gannon Fire with Fire is the first Baen novel I’ve ever read that wasn’t written by Lois McMaster Bujold! Is that crazy or what? Although, I read it concurrently with The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon, which Baen published in 1988. One has to give proper dues, after all. Charles… Read more »

How about five (more) mainstream novels for science fiction and fantasy readers?

Damien Walters of the Guardian did a list last week of genre novels that would/should appeal to mainstream readers. That’s cool, but such discussions always strike me as a little hat in hand to the mainstream reader asking, ‘please pay attention to us, won’t you?’ I think the reverse discussion might be a little more instructive,… Read more »

2012 Juice Box Award: Best Book I Read Not Published in 2012

My 2012 Juice Box Awards hit a bit of a snag called a new job. I quite underestimated the challenge of moving into a new work environment after ten years. But, I’m going to do my damnedest to get my 2012 awards done this week! One of my favorite awards is recognizing books from years past… Read more »