World-building: Creating a Deity

I just got back from church service, and the preacher showed us all this video. It sparked something inside me, made me realize just how insignificant we are in this grand universe. Now, I’m not trying to convert you. No, I’m trying to give you a perspective that leads into an article I have on…

Who Is Killing The Great Capes of Heropa? By Andrez Bergen

“…flick through pages defining an alien realm in which justice was king and superheroes fought the good fight to uphold dignity and equality. There was laidback humour in them, too, a sunny-side-up sense of cheeky bravado – since the world wasn’t the dystopia that existed just outside the door to his box.” I woke up…

The Bottom of the Sea by Zachary Jernigan

“In the kitchen Mom pours four glasses of wine. The bottle is half empty, which tells me she and Dad have been at it.” When I first heard about Zachary Jernigan’s work in short stories, I knew I had to pick this up as soon as possible. He was kind enough to send me an…

The Garden of Stones by Mark T. Barnes

“Hear these portents, oh would-be master of masters, you who would be prince of the world, for these signs will see the undoing of all you have wrought. Mark the day a mirror beggars you of your reflection. Beware the hand of a dead king who will bring you to your knees. Fear the phoenix…

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I have a guest review over at Effing Rainbow. She’s an amazing review with awesome taste. Highly recommended genre review website. But enough about her; go head on over to check out her plethora of reviews along with my measly one of the classic, Fahrenheit 451.   Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Horns by Joe Hill

This book appears to be a very polarizing novel. You either love it or hate it. I fell into the latter for a good portion of the story. It’s starts off disgusting. Gross things is not normally something I have a problem with. Truth be told, the only scenes that have evoked this much disgust…

Tomorrow the Killing by Daniel Polansky

“’Let me tell you something about the dead, as someone who’s seen a few of them. They don’t care what we do. They don’t yearn for vengeance, and they don’t hope for redemption. They rot…Stick around Low Town and you’ll find out I’m right.’” There are very few authors who can effectively change the sub-genre…