Of Dice and Men by David M. Ewalt

This is a non-fiction account which details the evolution of role playing games. It outlines many types, but predominantly focuses on Dungeons and Dragons. The book is half an outline of how Dungeons and Dragons began, while the other half is one man’s journey through his personal role playing experience. …

One of Us by Craig DiLouie

One of Us by Craig DiLouie is what I tend to call Dark Fantasy—a fantasy novel which takes place during our present era.  This novel centers around a young generation of children which were born with monstrous disfigurements living as little better than slaves within harsh orphanages. There are several …

The Point by John Dixon

The Point by John Dixon is a fantasy novel set during our current era. The story revolves around Scarlett Winters an eighteen year old female rebel. Scarlett was usually more interested in partying than using her skills to insure her future. When she discovers her ‘Posthuman” abilities in a manner …

Terms of Enlistment, by Marko Kloos

Marko Kloos is one of the authors that Himself has mentioned more than once, so when I asked for more science fiction reads for Sci Fi Month, he suggested I read this series. Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  47North Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  5 Stars Reviewer:  SJ Higbee The year is …

Revival, by Stephen King

I enjoy Stephen King, have loved many of his books, but this one isn’t high up on my list. Premise:  Jamie Morton recalls his run-ins with Charles Jacobs, originally a minister is his small town.  Charles has a profound affect on Jamie at that first meeting, but as he runs …

Writing Mistakes I Learned the Hard Way

Hi all! I’ve been browsing through the writing questions and query critiques for a while now (first as a lurker and then as an active participant) and I’ve come to realize that there are a few commonalities that I experienced as a new writer myself and have taken years (4.5 …

Announcing the 2019 Odyssey Writing Workshop

ODYSSEY:  ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND RESPECTED WORKSHOPS FOR WRITERS OF FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION, AND HORROR About Odyssey Now in its 24th year, the Odyssey Writing Workshop is widely considered one of the top programs in the world for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Acclaimed authors, editors …