The Silo Saga by Hugh Howey

October 9, 2015 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By

The Silo Saga by Hugh Howey.

I only recently discovered author Hugh Howey and his incredibly popular “Silo Saga” books, thanks to a recommendation from someone who knows my taste in science fiction. I downloaded the first title, Wool, based on the intriguing description—and the fact that it was a book with over 10,000 customer reviews, most of them extremely positive…

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The Rain Trilogy by Joseph A. Turkot

March 14, 2015 | Posted in HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION | By

The Rain Trilogy by Joseph A Turkot

What if one day it started raining…and it never, ever stopped?

That’s the unique premise behind Joseph A. Turkot’s post-apocalypse trilogy The Rain, which follows a pair of determined survivors on a treacherous journey across what’s left of America…

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Queen Henry: A delightful novel on baseball, love and sexuality by Linda Fausnet

August 27, 2014 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

Queen Henry by Linda Fausnet.

What if a pill could change a person’s sexuality? That’s the question at the heart of Queen Henry, the delightful debut novel by author Linda Fausnet. It’s also the question plaguing the novel’s protagonist…

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The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice by Laurel Corona

July 26, 2014 | Posted in HISTORICAL | By

The Four Seasons by Laurel Corona

A moving work of historical fiction blending music, love and life in 18th century Italy Book summary: Two young sisters—one three years old, one just born—are abandoned to the Ospedale della Pietà in 18th century Venice by their courtesan mother

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“The City War” by Sam Starbuck: Roman politics, intrigue and sexuality explored

April 6, 2014 | Posted in HISTORICAL, LGBT THEMES | By

The City War

History, and historical fiction, typically portrays Marcus Junius Brutus as a devious, bloodthirsty traitor: power hungry and ready to kill, as he does by taking a leading role in the plot to kill Julius Caesar…

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“After Dachau” by Daniel Quinn

March 25, 2014 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By

After Dachau book cover

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” Those famous words spoken by Napoleon summarize one of the major themes of Daniel Quinn’s After Dachau. Published in 2001, this novel is far from the first to propose an alternative history wherein…

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