Friday Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars This alternate history story starts when a meteorite strikes the ocean off the southern coast of the United States and immediately causes wide-scale destruction of much of the eastern part of the country, including Washington, DC. The aftereffects of the meteor will cause global climate change on a disastrous … Continue reading Friday Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

Friday Review: The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Audiobook)

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Vorkosigan books are another of the iconic series in science fiction that I somehow never got around to reading. I have been trying to discover some of those books and to catch up with them a little. When I looked at the Vorkosigan series, it was a bit daunting … Continue reading Friday Review: The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Last Emperox (Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third and final book in Scalzi's Interdependency trilogy. The affiliated planets and habitats of the Interdependency are just that- interdependent on each other for trade, goods, and survival. Key to the continued existence of it all is the Flow, the lanes flowing through space that make … Continue reading Friday Review: The Last Emperox (Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi

Friday Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book in the Divergent trilogy. In this post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, the surviving humans have divided into five factions, each with a particular role in society. Teens are given a test to determine which faction they are best suited for, but … Continue reading Friday Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Friday Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Oh, don't worry. I have read it before. Many, many years ago. When I was thinking about my reading list for this year, I decided I was going to start revisiting some old friends. Reconnect, if you will. See how they are doing after time has passed. This classic was my first stop. I'm not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating:4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Interdependcy series by Scalzi, and it picks up pretty much right where The Collapsing Empire left off. To give a short recap of the story so far: The Inderdependency is a group of planets inhabited by humans … Continue reading Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!

That's right. One more day to take advantage of the presale discount on my new space opera novel, Two's Company.  It's scifi action-adventure featuring Deuce Grainger, a poker playing, Scotch drinking shuttle jockey faced with losing her main source of income if her friend's terraforming company is sabotaged out of business. Her companion AI Personality may … Continue reading One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!

Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway

Last week, I posted a couple of the concept art sketches for the cover of Two's Company.  Below are two images that show the idea we decided on with color, background, and text added. I really loved the way Rob managed to put Deuce's face into the art without taking away from the overall idea.   … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway

Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps

With the release date for Two's Company fast approaching (December 18!), and the cover art turning out beautifully, I thought maybe I would share a few of the concept sketches my cover artist sent for me to look at. These are rough sketches, intended to show a few ideas he had for where to go … Continue reading Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps

Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates

Below I will post chapter three of Two's Company, my scifi space opera novel due to release in mid-December. If you missed the first two chapters, I will add links to those, also. I am planning (as of now) to do a presale on the book in November, most likely from the middle of the … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates