November 12th, 2023
This update contains
two SF novels in the form of Ties of
Power and Rendezvous With Rama,
and two fantasy novels in the form of
King's Cage and Well of
Ascension. I've also updated two movie pages:
Star Wars, and
V: The Original Mini-series.
July 20th, 2023
More SF reviews have been added:
Eon, Ouroboros: Start,
The Currents of Space, as well as the
non-fiction book A Man on the Moon.
I also updated two movies: Ever After,
and Return of the King.
May 14th, 2023
have added six new book reviews to the site, the fantasy novels
Rise of the Sparrows,
Trey of Swords,
The Final Empire and
Elatsoe, the SF novel
Forever Free, and the non-fiction
book The Speed of Trust. I
also added several movie reviews, both to complete various series (like
Star Trek and
Star Wars), and to add
some of my favorites, like
The Hunger Games and
Harry Potter. Finally, I'm
experimenting with a menu on the top left of the menu pages, for ease of
navigation. Happy browsing!
February 15th, 2023
reviews of 2023 come in the form of six SF novels: The Sentient,
The Stars Like Dust,
Robots and Empire,
Like Stars in Heaven. I also
updated one movie review: Willow.
December 30th, 2022
Closing out 2022,
I've added six reviews: the SF novels Legacy
and A Thousand Words for
Stranger, the fantasy novels Glass
Sword, Circe and
Swords Against Death, and
the non-fiction book Homo Deus. I
also updated two movie reviews: The
Empire Strikes Back (in concert!) and
Star Trek: First Contact.
September 18th, 2022
I've added four new
fantasy reviews this week: Sourcery,
The Return of the King,
The Lord of the Rings Foreward and
Seventh Son. I also updated some
quick reviews for X-Men,
X-Men 2, and the first six Star Wars
movies: The Phantom Menace,
Attack of the Clones,
Revenge of the Sith,
The Empire Strikes Back and
Return of the Jedi.
July 30th, 2022
Four more book reviews
this week: the fantasy novel The
Children of D'Hara, and the conclusion to the SF Dragonback series,
Dragon and Herdsman,
Dragon and Judge and
Dragon and Liberator.
June 26th, 2022
Here are four new book
reviews: the SF novels The Stars Like Gods,
Robots of Dawn and
American Gods, and the fantasy novel
Swords and Deviltry.
April 10th, 2022
I've caught up with
most of my backlog. Today I have SF book reviews for
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to
the Galaxy and Judas Unchained, as well as the fantasy
novels Ashes and
The Last Battle. I've also updated
the non-fiction and
Star Trek book sections to the latest
March 4th, 2022
And my first post of the
year is a little later than expected. I've added reviews for the SF books
Of A Darker Void, my third reading of
The Naked Sun,
Dragon and Slave, and
Path of Duty, as well as the fantasy
novella The Dream Gatherer.
December 27th, 2021
My last post of the
year doesn't quite bring my backlog to completion, but here are four more:
the SF novels Dragon and Soldier
and The Knife of Never Letting Go,
and the fantasy novels The Silver Chair
and Red Queen.
December 4th, 2021
This month sees the
completed overhaul of the Fantasy book section, with an update to the main
Fantasy novel index. Check it out!
Continuing the culling of my backlog, here are six more: the SF novels
Anvil of Stars and
Lost and Found, the fantasy novels
On A Pale Horse,
The Thief Who Pulled
on Trouble's Braids and The Two
Towers, as well as the non-fiction book
Russians in Space.
November 2nd, 2021
Still going through
my backlog of reviews, here are six more: the SF novels
Second Chance Angel,
The Caves of Steel (for the 3rd time!),
and the fantasy books Tickle
the Dragon's Tail,
Twinkles Takes a Holiday, Dragonlance:
The Second Generation, and
The Magic Factory.
I also updated the movie index with
The Fellowship of the Ring,
The Two Towers and
The Return of the King, as
well as the Star Trek movies The Wrath of
Khan, The Search for Spock,
The Voyage Home and
The Undiscovered Country.
October 16th, 2021
Another quick update,
still playing catch-up with six more book reviews: the fantasy novels
Night Shift Witch,
Star of the Party and
The Beginning Place, as well as
the SF novels Mockingjay,
The Indivisible and the Void,
and Ender's Game. I've also continued
updating the style of the rest of the fantasy section.
September 30th, 2021
I can't believe it's been so long -My concentration was on writing. I have
two new book releases to announce: A
Tremor in the Wings and A Light in
Exile -a great place to start my Rykolien Immigrants series.
I've also updated the site with six new book reviews: the fantasy novel
The Fall of Gondolin, and the SF
novels The Hunger Games,
Pastwatch, and Agent of Time.
December 30th, 2020
My reviews of the fantasy novel Fall
of Thanes, and the SF novels Second
Foundation , The Forge of God,
No Honor in Death,
Rift in the Sky and
Exin Ex Machina are now available. I
also updated the page for a new viewing of
My reviews of the fantasy novel
The Fellowship of the Ring, the Dragonlance Legends
Time of the Twins,
War of the Twins and
Test of the Twins, as well as
the SF novels Foundation and Empire
and Eternity's End, are now available.
October 28th, 2020
I've added four new book reviews: Narnia's
Prince Caspian and
Voyage of the Dawn Treader,
as well as the fantasy novel Blood &
Tears, and the classic SF novel Xenocide... I also updated the reviews for the following movies:
The Empire Strikes Back,
Return of the Jedi,
The Phantom Menace,
Attack of the Clones,
Revenge of the Sith, and
July 1st, 2020
My next four reviews are available: The Chronicles of Narnia's
The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe and The Horse and His
Boy, as well as Tolkien's
Children of Hurin and Asimov's Foundation.
May 19th, 2020
My reviews of the four fantasy novels
Bloodheir, The Magician's
Nephew, The Lightning Thief,
and Firebrand are now available.
March 6th, 2020
I've added four new book reviews, for the SF novels
Riders of the Storm,
Do You Realize?, and the non-fiction
scientific work Sapiens. I also
added more viewings to Back to the
Future, Back to the Future Part II
and Back to the Future Part III.
December 21st, 2019
Every time I feel like I'm catching up, I get behind again. I've added four
new reviews, for books I'd read previously:
The Hobbit (for the 5th time),
Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons
of Winter Night, and Dragons of
Spring Dawning (all for the 3rd time). Additionally, I'd like to
announce the publication of my fourth SF novel,
December 21st, 2019
Here are another four book reviews: The SF duology of
The Abyss Beyond Dreams and
A Night Without Stars, as well as
the fantasy books Harry Potter and the
Cursed Child and Beren and
Luthien. I also updated notes for new viewings of
Star Wars, The
Matrix and Robin Hood.
July 28th, 2019
Still catching up, I have added four new reviews, also adjusting other books
by the same authors to the new web page style. Here are the SF novels
Vortex, and Journey to
the Center of the Earth, as well as a reread of the fantasy novel
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
May 9th, 2019
I have another four reviews to catch up: Rereads of
Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix, Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince, and Yours,
Isaac Asimov, as well as a new review of
April 17th, 2019
It's been a while, but I have four updates for today: the fantasy novel
Dust & Rain, a reread of
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
and two books from the Pern Harper Hall trilogy:
January 7th, 2019
My first reviews of the year are for a reread of
Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets, as well as the SF book
Dragon and Thief, and the fantasy novel
The One Kingdom.
December 12th, 2018
Another long break, culminating in four new book reviews:
Harry Potter and the
Philosopher's Stone, Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Tempest,
and the wonderful Reap the Wild Wind.
September 30th, 2018
In order to gain space on my web server, I have been forced to remove
several sections of my web site. It's been a while since I've updated
several movie sections, so I am currently only supporting science fiction
and fantasy movies, plus Indiana Jones. I have permanently removed the
fiction and non-fiction (IMAX) movies, as well as the Live shows. More
reductions may be necessary in the future. I've also tried something a
little different in the formatting of my latest reviews,
Insurgent, Allegiant, and
Four. Hopefully they will be easier to see on
July 14th, 2018
I have added my reviews for the SF novel The
Forever War, and the fantasy novel
Winterbirth. I also added reviews for my second reads of both
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The
Continuing Missions, and Bad
Astronomy. I also updated the movie section for
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered
July 4th, 2018
I always read a lot on airplanes. Here are four book reviews leading up to
and while on my last business trip, the SF novels
Dragons in the Stars and
A.I. Apocalypse, and the fantasies
The Magic Word and
Fire & Ice. I also went on a Star
Wars marathon, and can add updates to Star
Wars, The Empire Strikes Back,
and Return of the Jedi.
March 18th, 2018
While adding the book review for Quantum Night, here's also a full blown movie update: Stargate,
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Star Trek
II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek
III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV:
The Voyage Home. Although they are no longer active on this site, I also
updated the numbers for Forrest Gump and A Walk to Remember, on the
movie summary page.
February 26th, 2018
I start off the year with three new book reviews and three movie updates.
The reviews for the Star Wars novel Mercy
Kill, and the SF novels The Icarus Hunt
and Foreigner are now available. I have
updated the reviews of The
Fellowship of the Ring, The Two
Towers and The Return of the
King movies after re-watches.
December 23rd, 2017
Today I posted the review for the fantasy novel
Tongues of Serpents, and a
re-review of the Star Wars graphic novel Union.
I also updated the notes for the two Star Trek movies
Nemesis. Due to space limitations on this
site, I've unfortunately had to remove some fiction movie reviews.
October 26th, 2017
I have posted three reviews today, the Jules Verne novel
From the Earth to the Moon, the
fantasy novel Frey, and my second reading
of the Star Wars comic Mandatory
October 7th, 2017
I've added my reviews of the SF novel The
Chysalids, and the Star Wars
September 15th, 2017
My review of the novel Speaker for the
Dead is now available, as well as an update for my fourth reading of
The Return of the King, and my
13th viewing of Star Wars: The Phantom
August 31st, 2017
I've added my review of the fantasy novel
Eventide, and updated my reviews of the Star Trek movies
August 7th, 2017
I have posted reviews for the two SF novels
Avogadro Corp and Tandem.
July 12th, 2017
My review of the fantasy novel The
Treasured One is now available, as well as two quick movie re-reviews,
of the Dune mini-series and
The Dark Crystal.
June 17th, 2017
My full review of A Wizard
of Earthsea, as well as a reread update of
The Two Towers novel, are now
May 10th, 2017
I've added two new book reviews today, the conclusion to the Deepgate Codex
fantasy series God of Clocks, and
the SF novel Ringworld.
April 22nd, 2017
I have four new reviews today, from movie re-watches like
Apollo 13 and
The Matrix Reloaded, to new SF
novels like No Time to be Guessing
and The Turing Exception. I'm also
celebrating the release of my first novel, On
Alert, now available online.
March 7th, 2017
My first review of 2017 is rather late, but here goes: the excellent SF
novels The Last Firewall and
Ender's Game (again), and the fantasy
novels Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows and Evensong.
December 31st, 2016
My final review of the year goes to the Star Wars novel
Choices of One.
December 24th, 2016
I've added two book reviews, a new one for the Green Rider novel
Mirror Sight, and an update to the
Star Wars comic The Imperial
November 12th, 2016
More short movie reviews on repeat viewings, for
V (the original mini-series), and V:
The Final Battle mini-series, as well as the conclusion to the fantasy
novel series Chronicles of the Shadow War:
October 24th, 2016
I've written a new review for the SF novel
No Time to Give Up, as well as
updating the movie reviews for The
Empire Strikes Back, Return of the
Jedi, and the original X-Men.
September 18th, 2016
I have made an update for the movies
Toy Story 2 and Star Wars: A New Hope,
as well as the SF novel The Martian, and the
biography of Elon Musk.
August 7th, 2016
My reviews for Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince and Mockingjay (the
novel, for the second time) are now available.
July 19th, 2016
I have finally posted my reviews for
Earthbound and the novel Catching Fire
(for the second time).
June 18th, 2016
My reviews for the final Last of the Jedi novel,
Reckoning, as well as a reread of
The Hunger Games book, have been added.
I also updated the Young Indiana Jones summary page with the date for new
viewing of The Perils of Cupid.
June 6th, 2016
My reviews for the two Star Wars novels Tyrant's Test and
April 24th, 2016
I have finally reviewed the fantasy novel
Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix, the SF novels No Time to
Waste and Shadow of the Giant.
I've also updated the movie version of
The Return of the King.
March 25th, 2016
My reviews of the two Star Wars Last of the Jedi novels,
Against the Empire and
Master of Deception, the
novelization of The Fellowship
of the Ring, and the movie version of
The Two Towers, are now all
March 1st, 2016
My review of the SF novel Starbound, by Joe Haldeman, is now available. I
have also updated briefly my movie reviews for
Back to the Future Part III, and
The Fellowship of the Ring.
February 19th, 2016
I've added my reviews of the two Star Wars legacy novels: The Black Fleet
Crisis book 2: Shield of Lies, and
the Clone Wars novel No Prisoners.
January 17th, 2016
I have reviewed the fantasy novel Shadow
Dawn, as well as briefly updated the movie reviews of
Back to the Future II and Patrick
Stewart's version of A
January 2nd, 2016
My first review of the year goes to the Star Wars novel
December 20th, 2015
I have reviewed the last book in the Tower and Knife trilogy,
The Tower Broken. I also added a
viewing of the original Back to the
November 21st, 2015
Two new book reviews today, The Last of the Jedi books 6 and 7,
Return of the Dark Side and
Secret Weapon, as well as two new movie
updates, The Two Towers and
Return of the King.
November 9th, 2015
Somehow, I've fallen behind on my reviews again. Tonight I have updated two
novels, the final Dragonlance Lost Chronicles novel
Dragons of the Hourglass
Mage, and book 6 of the Last of the Jedi, A Tangled Web.
I've also updated two movies, Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and
The Fellowship of the Ring.
October 3rd, 2015
I have completed two new book reviews: Asimov's SF short story
collection I, Robot, and the fantasy compilation
of Tolkien's War of the Jewels.
September 28th, 2015
My next book review is for the Star Wars horror novel
Death Troopers. I also have a quick
update of the movie version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
September 11th, 2015
Tonight I present one more book review,
The Force Unleashed II, and a quick
update to the movie version of Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
September 1st, 2015
Two more book reviews: the fantasy novel
Knife Sworn, and the Dragonlance Lost
Chronicles novel Dragons of the
August 2nd, 2015
Today's two reviews are for the Ender's Shadow novel
Shadow Puppets, and an update to the
Anne of Green Gables
Here are two more reviews: the Star Wars comic
Darklighter, and a small update to the
Jurassic Park movie.
July 14th, 2015
After getting thoroughly behind again, I have two more reviews in the new
backlog: An Astronaut's
Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, and a SF novel by Barry B.
Connors: No Time to Scream.
My next two reviews are of the fourth Harry Potter book,
Goblet of Fire, and the tried and true
movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.
April 13th, 2015
My reviews of the next two Last of the Jedi young reader novels, are
now available, Underworld and
Death on Naboo.
March 30th, 2015
I have two new reviews for today: the conclusion to the fantasy trilogy
Empire, and the SF teen novel A Wrinkle in Time.
March 20th, 2015
It seems that every time I complete a review, I also finish another
book... I'm almost caught up. For now, here are the reviews for the SF novel
The Infinite Sea, and the Star Wars novel
Before the Storm, book 1 of the Black
February 28th, 2015
Still more of my backlog of reviews... Another Star Wars Old Republic
novel, Annihilation, and the SF book
Siege of Titan.
January 31st, 2015
Continuing to work on my backlog of reviews, here are two more: the Star
Wars Old Republic novel Revan, and the second
Bean book, Shadow of the Hegemon.
January 19th, 2015
It has been a long while since I've posted any reviews. My first in
(hopefully) a rush of reviews are: The Hobbit
and the first book in the Dragonlance Lost Chronicles:
Dragons of the Dwarven Depths.
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