Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
 

Twilight of the Gods

Review

 
They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Role-playing Game Review
 

They Came from Beneath the Sea!

Role-playing Game Review

 
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
 

The Rage of Dragons

Review

 

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Sci-Fi Book Club – November 2013: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Sci-Fi Book Club – November 2013: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie 

In November, we’ll be reading Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. I’ve heard a number of positive reviews for this recently and hope to see a many of you join us! If you are debating, keep in mind this is looking to be our final Science Fiction Book Club read, so please consider showing your support […]

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Fantasy Book Club – November 2013: The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams

Fantasy Book Club – November 2013: The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams 

Our theme for November was Urban/Contemporary Fantasy and our members voted to read The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams. Hope you can join in our discussions! Bobby Dollar is an angel—a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between […]

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Talking About Books: Online Book Clubs, Forums, and Real Life

Talking About Books: Online Book Clubs, Forums, and Real Life 

So, for those of you that know me from the forum, you won’t be surprised to hear that I am a fan (addict) of online book clubs. Just to give you an idea how much of an addict, within the past 9 months, I have participated in 22 book club reads on at least some […]

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Fantasy Book Club – October 2013: The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan

Fantasy Book Club – October 2013: The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan 

Our theme for October was Dark Fantasy and our members voted to read The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan. I’ve heard good things about this one and am looking forward to lively discussions on it. A dark lord will rise. Such is the prophecy that dogs Ringil Eskiath—Gil, for short—a washed-up mercenary and onetime war […]

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Sci-Fi Book Club – October 2013: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Sci-Fi Book Club – October 2013: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson 

In October, our Science Fiction Book Club will finally be reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. This book has been nominated and come in a close second a number of times, hopefully now that it has won, we’ll get some good participation for it. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza […]

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Locke and Key – Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

Locke and Key – Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
4.25

Earlier this year I read Horns. It was the first book I had read by Joe Hill, and I have to admit, I was truly impressed. I would imagine it would be hard to break out from the shadow of a father such as Stephen King, and there is always the slight feeling that perhaps […]

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The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
4.5

The Rose and the Thorn is the second half of Riyria Chronicles, a duology prequel to the previously released Riyria Revelations, by Michael J. Sullivan. I loved Riyria Revelations, so I was very eager to read these. One of the aspects that make these books so enjoyable is that Sullivan has created a very fun […]

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Sci-Fi/Horror Book Club – September 2013: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Sci-Fi/Horror Book Club – September 2013: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson 

Our Sci-Fi Book Club honors the memory Richard Matheson, a true legend of the genre, with our September book Club read. Matheson received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement as well as the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Horror Writers Association and has been inducted to The Science Fiction Hall of […]

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Fantasy Book Club – September 2013: The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker

Fantasy Book Club – September 2013: The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker 

In September, we will be reading The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker. In case you missed it last week, Jared Shurin wrote up a wonderful and persuasive plea on why you should read along with us. I won’t be able to do better than that, so if you did not read it before, please […]

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The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
4

I’ll start off by saying that I am a big fan of Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations. Most of the books I prefer are dark, gritty and have characters, that are at best, morally ambiguous. Riyria Revelations is not that. (Although a strong argument could be made against Royce’s moral compass, so perhaps he does […]

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Sci-fi/Horror Book Club – August 2013: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

Sci-fi/Horror Book Club – August 2013: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu 

Our Sci-Fi/Horror Book Club returns to Science Fiction this month with a read of The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu. I read this book earlier this year and found it to be a novel fun read. I’ll also admit, it is extremely rare for a book to actually make me laugh out loud, and […]

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Fantasy Book Club – August 2013: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Fantasy Book Club – August 2013: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente 

In August we will be reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. “Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window […]

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