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New Review: Tooth and Nail by Jennifer Safrey – And a Circlet Update

My latest review for has gone live.  Head on over to see why I thought Tooth and Nail by Jennifer Safrey is enjoyable but somewhat flawed.  But hey, where else will you find an urban fantasy about the tooth fairy?

Also, for those who’ve wanted to swing by Circlet Press and vote for their Best of Digital Library, I’ve been assured that the malware problem has been dealt with, with extreme prejudice, and the site is once again safe for visitors. And feel free to vote for me!


New YA Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Over on, my latest YA book review has gone live. Join me as I discuss Article 5, by Kristen Simmons. It’s a dystopian adventure set in a near-future United States where civil liberties are a fading memory, and things are only getting worse. I’d love to know what other people think of this book, so drop by and comment.

New Post: Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole

My newest book review has gone live over at Come join me as I discuss Myke Cole’s debut military urban fantasy book, Shadow Ops: Control Point.

New Post: Boneyards by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I know, I’m on a roll. Also, a little late. Another one of my book reviews has gone live over at, where I discuss Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s new book, Boneyards. Go check it out and feel free to leave comments, especially if you’re familiar with the series.

New Post: Into the Looking Glass by John Ringo

And the last of my contributions to’s military science fiction appreciation period has gone live. Head on over to see what I make of John Ringo’s Into the Looking Glass, in which I make one of the classic blunders. No, not starting a land war in Asia or going up against a Sicilian when death is on the line, but discussing authorial politics. So feel free to join the discussion.

New Post: A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo

Over on, I take a look back at the first in John Ringo’s popular Posleen series, A Hymn Before Battle. It’s already sparked some interesting comments, but it’s not too late to join in.

New Post: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Over on, I discuss one of my all-time favorite science fiction books. The Forever War, one of the truly great classics of military science fiction, pretty much helped to define the genre for me as a youth, and I’m pleased to share my thoughts on it. So go check out my post, and tell me what you think.

New Post: Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

My latest YA book review has gone live over at Join me, where I talk about Cinder, an intriguing science fiction re-imagining of Cinderella. Feel free to leave comments, and tell me about some of your favorite fairy tale reinterpretations.

New Tor.Com Review – New Cthulhu

My latest review for has gone live. I take a lengthy look at Paula Guran’s latest reprint anthology, New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird. Go check it out.

Also, don’t forget: in celebration of my 1000th archived review, I’m running a contest. You have one more day (mostly) to enter!

A Review Milestone! And A Contest!

I just noticed that I have posted 1000 reviews to my website.
One freaking thousand individual posts. That covers over a decade’s worth of books from Absolute Magnitude, Science Fiction Chronicle, Realms of Fantasy, Green Man Review, SF Site, and bonus reviews posted directly to the site.

That doesn’t take into account posts where I reviewed multiple books at a time, things I’ve done that haven’t been archived yet, or the work I’ve done for Publishers Weekly, which can never be revealed.

That’s a whole lot of posts. Here’s to the next thousand.

You know what? To celebrate, I’m going to give away a book. I have here a nice shiny copy of Karen Mahoney’s The Iron Witch (which I reviewed here). All you have to do to have a shot at winning this book is to comment on this post. You can do it on my website, on my Facebook, or on my Livejournal, wherever you see this. Oh, and one more catch: I’d like you to tell me about a time when a book review convinced you to buy a book you otherwise might not have gotten. Bonus points if it was one of my reviews. Feel free to browse my archive, or visit the above linked sites, or go browse Amazon or Tor or any of the other many, many, MANY fine review sites online. :)

This contest closes at the end of Friday, December 9th. A winner will be chosen by my cats. Additional prizes may be given at my whim or discretion. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest not sponsored by any political parties, Elder Gods, or publishers. Have a nice day.