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Book Review: Agent to the Stars

From Goodreads:

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstellar friendship. There’s just one problem: They’re hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish.

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3-in-1 Book Review

With all of the binge reading I have been doing of late I haven’t been able to keep up with lengthy reviews, so here’s a fancy 3-in-1. 866 more words

About K.T. Bradford's Challenge

KT Bradford, aka Tempest

K.T. Bradford, also known as Tempest, recently issued a controversial* challenge to speculative fiction readers. The headline of her piece, appearing in… 598 more words


Dreaming of electric sheep...

I read Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep last year as research for my third mystery, which finds private eye Andy Hayes trying to come up to speed on science fiction novels since his girlfriend is a college professor specializing in the genre. 234 more words

Andy Hayes

Reading the Alex Winners

Because of my job as a collection development librarian for Mackin, I don’t have much time to read adult books—and so I don’t usually even try to predict the Alex winners. 922 more words


Writing, Money, Moms, and Laundry

The idea for this blog post originated somewhere in my brain after I had read Stephen King’s On Writing and before I stumbled across a particular article on writers and money. 1,596 more words

The Writing Life