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 (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another of the fill-in sort of stories we've been seeing in the Star Wars universe the last few years. This one gives us some backstory on Han Solo- where he came from, how he got to where he was when Luke and Obi-Wan found him, his friendship … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

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

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

Two’s Company, Chapter Two

Here's a look at Chapter Two of "Two's Company", the science fiction space opera novel I will be releasing in December. If you didn't catch Chapter One, you can read it here. Two's Company by M.A. Kropp Chapter Two Deuce found the berth where the Wild was towed. She opened the outer hatch and stepped … Continue reading Two’s Company, Chapter Two

Friday Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 2 of 5 stars found this sitting on my bookshelf a while ago. I figured I must have read it in the past. I mean, it's a classic, right? Everyone who reads science fiction has read this, and many who don't because it's often an assigned book … Continue reading Friday Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Friday Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The conclusion to Meyer's re-telling of classic fairy tales in a futuristic setting is loosely based on Snow White. Princess Winter is loved and admired by all the Lunar people. She is beautiful despite the scars on her face, perhaps even more beautiful than her … Continue reading Friday Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter One

My newest science fiction novel, Two's Company, is due to be available in December of this year. It's a space opera style sci-fi story, dealing with a plot to drive independent terraforming companies out of business so a mega-corporation can become a monopoly. It also has a heroine with an attitude, artificial intelligences known as Personalities, an … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter One