Fahrenheit 450

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Rainbow Mars -- Larry Niven

Tor, 1999 Larry Niven has created (and helped create) some of the best science fiction ever. His pen created Ringworld and The Integral Trees. With Jerry Pournelle, a master of speculative military science fiction, he has created other great works such as Lucifer's Hammer and A Mote In God's Eye. He... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Judas Burning -- Carolyn Haines

River City, 2005 Carolyn Haines was a writer I had never heard of, but the novel's title caught my eye, held it long enough to intrigue, and prompted me to pick the book up and read the flap. And I was hooked, piqued by the premise. And after a couple chapters, I was reading page after page without... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Codex -- Douglas Preston

Forge, 2004 For those of you who are familiar with Preston's previous works, both solo and with partner Lincoln Child, The Codex is another in a growing list of novels using archeology and paleontology as backdrop. And, like his other works, The Codex does not fail to keep you moving from twist to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cowl -- Neal Asher

Tor, 2004 After reading Neal Asher's first novel, Gridlinked, and being immediately swept up in his fantastic vision of the future, I decided to read anything and everything he had and would write. I am still in search of a free copy of Skinner to read (since no library in the surrounding counties... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Immortals -- Tracy Hickman

Roc, 1996 Tracy Hickman is known for his science fiction and fantasy, co-creating (with Margaret Weis) several internationally bestselling series, including Dragonlance, The Death Gate Cycle, and others. With this novel, one which he admits he had a difficult time getting published, Hickman sets out... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

A Time Gone By -- William Heffernan

Simon & Schuster, 2003 Remember the all those cool, trench-coated, straight-laced, seen-it-all, sarcastic and cynical detectives we loved to read about and watch that dominated the mystery field, both in film and print, during the '40's and '50's? Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane,and Dashiell... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

For Edgar -- Sheldon Rusch

Berkley Prime Crime, 2005 Of all the twisted tales throughout written history, only one man stands out as the unimpeachable best at creating stories of the macabre, the eerie, the aberrant -- Edgar Allen Poe. Not only were his stories strange, suspenseful, and intriguing, they were extremely well... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Eight Million Ways To Die -- Lawrence Block

Matthew Scudder is probably the most human, the most realistic private investigator (although Scudder is quick to point out that he isn't an investigator; he has no license; he does favors) ever created. Most P.I.'s have something about them that makes them more intuitive, more intelligent, faster,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Calculating God -- Robert J. Sawyer

Ever wonder what it would be like to be the person who made first contact with an extraterrestrial visitor? Ever wonder that they may actually come searching for answers to questions that have nothing to do with who our leader might be or what type of seasoning would go good on a rack of human? Ever... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tyrannosaur Canyon -- Douglas Preston

Forge, 2005 Douglas Preston has been entertaining us for years as part of a great writing team, giving us works such as Mount Dragon and Relic with Lincoln Child. This is the first novel of his that I've read where he goes the written road alone. I am pleased to note that his solo effort is as good... Sign in to see full entry.

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