Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ephemera, Jeffery M. Anderson (2009)

Ephemera is the debut novel by Jeffery M. Anderson that is highly enjoyable if at times challenging. Engaging, wryly funny, and rife with social commentary, I greatly enjoyed this book, but suggest you come to it with no expectations as to where it will take you, or how it will take you there. Continue reading

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Starfist: Force Recon Book II – Point Blank, David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey, 2006)

The Starfirst: Force Recon II -Point Blank by David Sherman and Dan Cragg is a fun book that is not quite as fascinating as the first volume in the series. Still it’s a good read for MilFic fans. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (MacAdam/Cage, 2003 {BBC Audiobooks, LTD. Narrators: William Hope & Laurel Lefkow})

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is a wonderful piece of interstitial fiction that successfully combines Science Fiction, Romance and ‘Literary’ fiction into a fascinating tale that works on levels that transcend the aforementioned genres. For more, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Grendel, John Gardner (Ballantine Books, 1971)

Grendel is John Gardner’s post-modern and existentialist retelling of Beowulf from the monster’s point of view. Fun, funny and yet still thought provoking it is a must read. For a more in depth review, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com

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