Review of Mutants and Mystics by Jeffrey J. Kripal

I don’t know where to begin with this fascinating book. First, this is the quintessential non-ebook. The design elements, color plates, and the thick, creamy pages, sewn into a rich cloth-bound book makes this a pleasure to hold in the hand. If you read this on an e-reader, I weep for you. As far as Continue Reading →

Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod #FridayReads

Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod

I picked up this little book on a whim earlier this week. It came from the business section at work (that’s 650.1 for you cataloging nerds out there), but it’s one of those titles that gives catalogers gray hair because it could be shelved in multiple places. The book offers 40 short essays that describe what Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Lives and Times by James Goss & Steve Tribe #FridayReads

Doctor Who: The Doctors Lives and Times by James Goss and Steve Tribe

I’m really enjoying this book!  It’s very reminiscent of the old Peter Haining hardbacks that I poured over for hours when I was twelve.  It consists of eleven chapters, one per Doctor.  Each chapter is divided into two sections.  Part one is a collection of fake letters, diary entries, photos, and other fanfic-style explorations of Continue Reading →

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

It’s a bit embarrassing to be a SF fan and admit this in public, but it’s time to face facts: superhero novels just aren’t my bag. I have enjoyed superhero short fiction, comics, and films, but even the excellently written Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson couldn’t keep my attention.  Finally: here’s proof that it’s not the Continue Reading →