A Drink Before We Die by Daniel Polansky

“Common wisdom affirms against the drinking of whiskey during daylight hours, and while I can see the merits of the argument, it is not one to which I hold.” It’s no surprise that I worship the ground Polansky walks on; or paper he scrawls his chicken-scratch on, if you want to get technical. The man…

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

“’I spent whole lifetimes searching. I forgot my family, my home; I gave blood, tears, a finger. I made myself wings and I flew so high, the sky struck me down. I fell so far into the dark that there seemed no ending to the abyss. And yet in the end, there it was, a…

A Late New Year’s Resolution

“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after.” -Oscar Wilde Right now, you’ve probably read the title and are either curious or frightened. Maybe a little of both. Well, this next sentence isn’t going to ease your nerves one bit. But I’ll throw out the reasons for my…

A New Muse

And…the picture above has sent the creative juices through my head. I might start a novella of sorts, set in the same secondary world, just farther away geographically. It’ll be about a man going to save his criminal brother and the conflict that unfolds. There’ll be motives such as City vs. Country and Helping out…

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

“I’m sure you hate me now, a little. This is not meant to be easy. I made finding things difficult, not for you, but for myself. Like an alcoholic who locks the booze in the basement and throws away the key. But you are here, so it wasn’t enough.” It’s been a while (cue) hasn’t…

Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2013

I read Fantasy-Faction’s article on their Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2013, and was left with mixed emotions. I didn’t agree with some of them. Didn’t agree with their number one. But that’s the site’s owner’s opinion. Not mine. I was going to do my best and worst books of 2012, but figured out…