You can’t take the Crimson Skies from Me: A Review of Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

On August 4, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  Take a captain of a beat up old ship that sometimes can barely fly, but he loves it to death. He’s a veteran of a recent war, has no love for the Navy, and seeks freedom and profit, from trading between ports to a bit of light piracy and theft now and again.  He […]

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Exploring the domain of Hard SF and beyond: A review of Jonathan Strahan’s anthology Engineering Infinity

On July 21, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  A Review of Engineering Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan   Jonathan Strahan is a freelance editor known for the wide variety of anthologies and author collections he has helped mold into shape. Ranging from collections of Jack Vance and Larry Niven to the New Space Opera to the Sword and Sorcery anthology Swords and […]

The Alternate Steampunk Albertian Age: A review of The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder

On June 29, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

    The creature stalked forward, bent, its talon like hands flexing, and Burton saw that his first impression was accurate: the thing walked on two-foot-high stilts. Its lanky body was clad in a skintight white scaly suit that glittered in the dim light of the single guttering gas lamp. Something circular glowed on its […]

The Coming of the Quantum Paratime Princes : A review of Cowboy Angels

On June 9, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Cowboy Angels A novel by Paul McAuley Review by Paul Weimer   “There are white-tailed deer and woodland caribou and mule deer. Wolves and black bears, and short-faced bears too-those are as big as grizzlies. A few panthers.” “Pretty good hunting in Manhattan” “We call the island New Amsterdam here…If you want to hunt something […]

Vodka, Spirits and Secondary World Fantasy: The Winds of Khalakovo

On May 19, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

The Winds of Khalakovo A novel by Bradley P Beaulieu Review by Paul Weimer “You look thin” Rehada said, perhaps growing tired of the silence. She held two snifters of infused vodka, one of which she handed to Nikandr as she settled gracefully upon the nearby pillows. “The work on the Gorovna…” Thankfully the wasting […]

Philip K Dick Invades Hollywood: Unknown, The Adjustment Bureau and Source Code

On May 4, 2011, in Movies and Film, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

But when Worlds Collide Said George Pal to his Bride I’m going to give you some terrible thrills. –Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show My collection of movies on DVD rivals my all-too-large book collection. While I might not have seen a movie in a movie theater until I was into my teens¹, I’ve been […]

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