Friday Review: Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this third installment of Carriger's paranormal steampunk series, Alexia has been kicked out by her werewolf husband because she's pregnant and werewolves are known to be sterile. She has returned to her family, but things have never been overly familial there, and when the news of her "predicament" becomes … Continue reading Friday Review: Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger

Friday Review: Karen Memery by Elizabeth Bear

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this entertaining steampunk story set in 1900s Seattle, Karen Memery is an orphaned young woman making her living working in a high-class bordello. The girls are a tight-knit group, always looking out for each other in what is not an easy lifestyle. When a badly injured girl appears on … Continue reading Friday Review: Karen Memery by Elizabeth Bear

Friday Review: Competence (Custard Protocol #3) by Gail Carriger

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the third in the Custard Protocol series by Gail Carriger. The series follows the crew of the dirigible The Spotted Custard as they travel the globe, investigating, uncovering, and aiding supernatural events and beings. Oh, and there are hats, proper gowns, and tea time, of course. In this … Continue reading Friday Review: Competence (Custard Protocol #3) by Gail Carriger

Friday Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher (Audiobook)

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Euan Morton The Spires rise to immeasurable heights over the mist-covered surface. Humanity dwells within the Spires, sheltered from the dangers without. Airships ply the skies, and the aristocratic Houses rule their Spires, fostering alliances and building trade and science. Spire … Continue reading Friday Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

It seems we underestimated the size of the observable universe, according to this international team of scientists: The Observable Universe This happened back in June in Calais, France, but it is still cool to see a dragon horse come to life: Long Ma This Pixar short is more adult and dark than we've come to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

Friday Review: Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook with Sarah A. Symonds

First Light by Jeffrey Cook My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is the early 1800's, the Napoloenic Wars are over, and two wealthy British gentelmen make a bet based on a series of books in which the author claims to have traveled to some of the most unknown (at the time) places in the … Continue reading Friday Review: Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook with Sarah A. Symonds

Friday Review: The Affinity Bridge (Newberry and Hobbes #1) by George Mann

The Affinity Bridge by George Mann My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is 1901 in Victorian London. Queen Victoria is being kept alive by an elaborate mechanical breathing device. She employs Sir Maurice Newberry, an anthropologist at the British Museum with a penchant for the occult, as a secret investigator. Victoria Hobbes is his … Continue reading Friday Review: The Affinity Bridge (Newberry and Hobbes #1) by George Mann

Friday Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

Prudence by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Prudence is the first book in Gail Carriger's "Custard Protocol" series, focusing on Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama, daughter of Alexia Tarbotti, Lady Maccon of the "Parasol Protectorate" series. Prudence, known as Rue to her friends, is a metanatural, the daughter of a werewolf and a … Continue reading Friday Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

Wednesday Wanderings: Garden of Sound, Marvel Dogheroes, Steampunk LEGOs, and 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows

This Garden of Sound is pretty cool. It must have taken a while to do all that: Hokkaido Show Garden Marvel Superheroes as dogs? Oh, yeah! IronChihuahua is just great!: Marvel Superdogs Steampunk fan? Check out these LEGO steampunk designs built from scratch: LEGO Steampunk A list of the 50 greatest science fiction shows ever. … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Garden of Sound, Marvel Dogheroes, Steampunk LEGOs, and 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows

Friday Review: Sound and Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk by Various Authors

Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk by Jeffrey Cook My rating: 4 of 5 stars I interviewed Jeffrey Cook about this book for my Monday Blog Post He provided me with the Kindle edition and that is what I am reviewing here.Let me start by saying I am a fan of Shakespeare- all of Shakespeare: … Continue reading Friday Review: Sound and Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk by Various Authors