Should-Reads: SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel’s SLEEPING GIANTS is like the book version of a found-footage film, written almost entirely in dialogue, as though from transcripts of recorded interviews. My wife read the ebook and I listened to the audiobook; I frequently found myself wondering if I would have properly read the inflection and tone in print, given how… Continue reading Should-Reads: SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel

Should-Reads: MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL by Larry Correia

This is one of the more adult series that I keep up with, so the tone and content of these is pretty different from what I normally plug. Just be advised if any of you take my recommendations seriously, there’s a fair amount of language and violence in Larry Correia’s flagship urban fantasy series. The… Continue reading Should-Reads: MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL by Larry Correia

Should-reads: The Accidental Highwayman, by Ben Tripp

Premise: Kit Bristol is a live-in assistant to a rich guy in the 19th Century. When circumstances force Kit to assume his dead master’s mask as costume, he finds himself chased by the King’s men, fairies, and a number of other questionable figures. Setting: England, sometime in the 1800s. Genre: Fantasy adventure Lesson: Be fearless!… Continue reading Should-reads: The Accidental Highwayman, by Ben Tripp

Should-Reads: Bobiverse, by Dennis E. Taylor

Among the many virtues of Dennis E. Taylor’s sci-fi space opus is this: he masterfully toes the line between hard science and farcical preposterousness, showing you what’s possible in our universe, and then pushing you toward a vision of it that is straight out of a Hawking doomsday scenario. Premise:┬áIn 2014, a twenty-something software guru… Continue reading Should-Reads: Bobiverse, by Dennis E. Taylor

Should-Reads: RED RISING, by Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown’s debut trilogy has the fingerprints of several great fantasy and sci-fi epics all over it, while simultaneously carving out a wide chunk for itself in the larger literary mythos of our time. Imagine a futuristic Roman Empire in space, with all of the technological and societal advances promised in our age, and then… Continue reading Should-Reads: RED RISING, by Pierce Brown