Weirding It Out without Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #2

Brief Recap Paul is tested by the Reverend Mother, the leader of the Bene Gesserits. We meet the Atreides and their enemies, Harkonnens. 10, 000s of years ago, Harkonnens were stripped of their titles for showing cowardice in a war. That is just one of the reasons they hate the Atreides who took over and…

January Wrap-Up

The Lady And Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo My Review The book follows Mary’s life right from the moment of her birth and touches on every source of inspiration that led to the writing of Frankenstein. Just a heads up, Mary Shelley’s life was no bed of roses!   The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)…

3 Favorite Authors, 3 Witty Tweets

Indescribable is an adjective. Adjectives describe things. — Mark Lawrence (@Mark__Lawrence) February 1, 2017 ML is the author of the Broken Empire Trilogy, which is amazeballs! You say tomato, I point you to studies of variation of pronunciation on a geographical, historical, and class basis. #IAmNerd — Steven Brust (@StevenBrust) February 1, 2017 SB is…

Loveable Assassins

Azoth/Kylar Stern from the Night Angel trilogy. For more lists, check out this page.

The Cover for the New Vlad Taltos Novel is Out!

Tor has revealed the cover for the 15th Vlad Taltos novel. The series is written by Steven Brust. Check out Tor’s post to see the complete picture and a book blurb to see of it is something that you’d like to try!

First Book Loot of the Year, 2017

New Arrivals at appear Midu Reads as the new year starts. I have 3 nonfiction books in the pile & am really excited about those! You can also see Assail by Ian C. Esselmont, a Joe Abercombie, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, and  Monster Island by David Wellington–all of which are going to be awesome. There’s…

Tolkien Toast, 2017

After reading Troy’s post, I coaxed The Bear into doing the Tolkien Toast with me! Here we are: Save

9 Reasons Why 2016 was a Good Year, Monster-Wise!

Game Changing Monsters Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus My Review Why I Loved it: This is the book that launched a thousand books! Written at such a young age, I find it amazing how Mary Shelley changed the world of sci-fi forever. This book featured more than one monster! The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson My…