Category: Philip Jose Farmer

Nominated for the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice Award 0

Nominated for the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice Award

Since it is a British web site, it was undoubtedly one of the five and a half readers of my novel in the UK, but someone nominated my novel for the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice...

Grasping for the Wind’s SF and Fantasy book review list 0

Grasping for the Wind’s SF and Fantasy book review list

John Ottinger is updating his list of blogs with book reviews. Click on Grasping for the Wind in the list below if you have a site that you think is missing from his list...

bookrev: Anathem by Neal Stephenson 0

bookrev: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

I devoured Cryptonomicon and the million page (!) Baroque Cycle by Mr. Stephenson. Thus I found the length and complexity of his latest, Anathem, enjoyable and challenging;  my only LARGE complaint concerning Anathem is...

movrev: Reign of Fire 0

movrev: Reign of Fire

What movie combines Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt, Batman and King Leonidas of Sparta? Only 2002’s dragon fighting flick, Reign of Fire, starring Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale and Gerard Butler. Granted, for true sci-fi fans,...

bookrev: The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams 3

bookrev: The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams

What could be more enjoyable than a Zombie story anthology? How about enjoying one during and after Hurricane Ike, with no power and candlelight?? How about one that includes three of my all-time fav...

Booksigning: me and Bob Flynn at Trinity U October 11 0

Booksigning: me and Bob Flynn at Trinity U October 11

With all of the IKE enjoyment and challenges, I’d almost forgotten to post a notice that my friend and teacher Robert Flynn and I (and several others) will be signing our books at Trinity...

bookrev: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer 0

bookrev: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn is the fourth and supposedly concluding book in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The book still provides the same mix of teenage lust and supernatural suspense, but this time sex, marriage,...

bookrev: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer 2

bookrev: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse, the third book in Ms. Meyer’s Twilight series, escalates the human-vampire-werewolf triangle, and provides deeper background on the werewolf legends, vampire armies and the ever-present threats of Victoria and the Volturi. As with...

New Winner in the Paperback Doorstop Sweepstakes 1

New Winner in the Paperback Doorstop Sweepstakes

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson has been my previous thickest paperback book (or book that I would most use as a doorstop, a step-ladder or a replacement for a bookend). At more than 1,150 pages...

bookrev: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer 1

bookrev: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

The second book in Ms. Meyer’s Twilight series, New Moon brings the werewolves into the storyline, and expands the world of the vampires, while extending the relationship of Bella and Edward to include Jacob,...

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