The Invasion is Coming… Pre-order your e-book of Army of Brass for $.99 and get it April 27

  What is Army of Brass About? When the mad conqueror haunting Elaina’s dreams invades her adopted homeland, the real nightmare becomes what she’s willing to do to stop him. The dreaded Hunter Baron has landed on the shores of … Continue reading The Invasion is Coming… Pre-order your e-book of Army of Brass for $.99 and get it April 27

My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk

“How could you possibly know what retrofuturism means today if you don’t know what futurism of that era was?” (Eric Renderking Fisk, 2018) Heading into the Journal’s celebration of the venerable Verne’s birthday, our dear editor Phoebe Darqueling challenged her friends to review some media associated with works. It could have been a book, a movie based on his work, or the Audible version of one of his novels. I chose The Mysterious Island to enjoy during the weekend while my wife and sons were with my in-laws and I was keeping an eye open for our yet-to-be housebroken puppy. I picked it based on the … Continue reading My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Review

Even if people aren’t a fan of science fiction, chances are they have seen the 1954 Disney movie, or at least heard of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In my review of Around the World in 80 Days, you probably picked up on the fact I’m only lukewarm on Jules Verne’s writing style. On the other hand, I’ve read a few different Steampunk books that use Captain Nemo as a character, so I wanted to go back to the original source to learn a bit more. About the Book It all begins with the mysterious disappearances of various vessels in 1866. Many believe a giant sea creature is … Continue reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Review

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose Farmer Review

Whenever I go a-searching for used science fiction books, I run across several by Philip Jose Farmer. The ones I did find were about space travel and other worlds, but his Steampunk books take place in the alternative past right here at home. But somehow I could never find any in his “Wold Newton” series. Eventually, I ordered The Other Log of Phileas Fogg online. I was so excited when the new edition arrived at my door, especially because of the sweet airship on the cover. Unfortunately, the dirigible of the futuristic past does not actually make an appearance anywhere in the story! And that is only … Continue reading The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose Farmer Review