Book Review: Star Wars: Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn

Those who follow me here and elsewhere will know that I haven’t pulled my punches when it comes to criticizing modern Star Wars. Problems range from a lack of creativity to Mary Sue characters, to diversity being the focus, to the apparent need to give literally EVERYTHING its own spin-off or backstory, even when totally unnecessary.…

Book Review: For Steam and Country

This review’s been long in coming, but I’m finally getting to it. It’s always harder to do reviews when it’s been some time since I read the book, but I haven’t forgotten anything major. Full disclosure before I begin, I am friends with Jon del Arroz, the author of For Steam and Country. However, that didn’t…

A Call for Beta Readers for The Scarred Princess

Time to add something else to the growing list of new things I’m doing this year. I’ve asked publicly for beta readers before, but it was always either in relevant Facebook groups I was a part of or generally on my Facebook page, not here on this site. However, there are hopefully people that read…

#SpaceOperaWeek Round-Up

As #SpaceOperaWeek comes to a close, author Jon Del Arroz has compiled a nice list of some of the great pieces of content released this week, most, of course, by the #PulpRevolution, as we co-opted the tag. It’s been a great week, and I couldn’t have picked a better time to release my debut novel,…

Book Review: Nethereal by Brian Niemeier

Before we begin, I should disclose that I have had numerous positive interactions with Brian Niemeier, ranging from Twitter conversations, to getting very helpful advice relating to self-publishing, and I was a guest on the Geek Gab podcast, on which he is a co-host. Disclosure out of the way, on to the book, which I…