This novel is the third media tie-in novel to Bioware’s fourth Mass Effect video game, Mass Effect Andromeda. The game itself received mixed reviews. I liked it a lot. Not as much as Mass Effect 2, certainly, but easily on a par with Mass Effect 3. Of the three ME Andromeda novels, this was […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Annihilation, by Catherynne M. Valente — a book review"
This is a review of the novelization of the “Knightfall” storyline that spanned an entire year of Batman comics during 1993-1994. Actually, three separate storylines: “Knightfall”, “Knightquest”, and “KnightsEnd”. The novel itself was first published in 1994, some twenty-five years ago as I write this review. So . . . not exactly a timely review. […]Read more "Batman: Knightfall, by Dennis O’Neil — a book review"
It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
This was the first media tie-in novel based on the hit CW television show Supernatural. It was published way back in 2007 (even though I’m reading it just now, more than a decade later), and it was written by Keith R.A. DeCandido. I am familiar with DeCandido because, like me, he is a severe […]Read more "Supernatural: Nevermore, by Keith R.A. DeCandido — a book review"
I just returned from the Amazon website. I ordered the third book in this series, Abaddon’s Gate. I plan to read something else as a palate cleanser before starting that one. That’s what I did between Leviathan Wakes and this one, and it seemed to work well. I guess I’m pretending that I have all […]Read more "Caliban’s War (The Expanse Book #2), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
I picked up Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bloodletter at a library sale here in central Arkansas, just last year. It was #3 in the DS9 expanded universe media-tie-in novels published by Pocket Books. I already owned the hardcover Warped, another DS9 novel by K.W. Jeter, even though I haven’t read it yet. I assumed […]Read more "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bloodletter, by K.W. Jeter — a book review"
Good Omens: the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch was published way back in 1990, which doesn’t seem that long ago to me, but really was. It was also the only collaboration between the authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Pratchett has since shuffled off this mortal coil, but Gaiman continues doing what […]Read more "Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman — a book review"