Book Review – A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King – superheroic prose in a changing world

King_FINAL-CoverA Once Crowded Sky
By Tom King
Art by Tom Fowler

I first met Tom King the Author of a Once Crowded Sky at Annapolis Comic Con, he was just a guy setting up next to me that was selling a prose novel about Superheroes gone missing from the world. I didn’t really pay much attention to it or to Mr King’s impressive resume, who knew I was standing next to some one who was an ex-CIA agent and could no doubt break me in two with his little finger. Impressive Secret Agent feats aside I did get a chance to flick the through book and I was impressed. Promising Tom and myself that the next show I see him at I will pick up the book.  Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour with Melissa Smith

Author & Slave to Hypno-Cat

Melissa Smith, Author & Slave to Hypno-Cat

I was contacted by the ever lovely and talented Author Melissa Smith (and owner of Hypno Cat) to join her Next Big Thing Blog Tour, and without thinking I said yes.  The Next Big Thing Blog Tour is an event that highlights some of the best Indie Authors you may not be reading, and Melissa’s works are very good indeed, check out the interview after the jump. Continue reading

Book Review – Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Starship TroopersStarship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Recently I saw Starship Troopers 3 on TV it actually showed Mobile suits for the first time, but it was all a world away from what Starship Troopers the book is about. It did though stir me into writing this review of Starship Troopers the novel.

First off forget the movies, the movies do an extremely poor service to what this book and its clever social commentary is all about. In fact the movie barely touches what the novel is all about. While the book has attracted controversy and criticism for its social and political themes, which some critics claim promote fascism and militarism.  The movie does nothing to explore the themes of the book and instead chooses to parody them. Continue reading

A Teddy Bear Tale Review & Book Giveaway on the Mommy’s Block Party

I ask you all to check out the amazing review for A Teddy Bear Tale over on the Mommy’s Block Party, they are also running a cool giveaway where you could win a signed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale. Click here to read the review and learn more about the giveaway.

Review – Zombie Rockband Must Be Destroyed, a coffee table book that has Zombies in it…

Zombie Rockband Must DieZombie Rockband Must Be Destroyed
Written by Wynter
Illustrated by Ken Doughtery

This is a coffee table sized book that has Zombies in it. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has survived the Z infestation and is slowly returning to normal. The story follows Jim, a photo journalist who’s twin brother was turned into a Zombie, and a Goth girl named Casey who lost her entire family to Zombies during the initial outbreak.

Both are serious disturbed individuals, who have lost everything they’ve known and are trying to rebuild their lives. In Jim’s case its feeling the aching soulness of having a twin that has been turned, and in Casey its a sense of belonging in a world turned upside.

Continue reading