Category Archives: Cyberpunk

Strings on a Shadow Puppet, reviews, interviews and trailer views

A review, two interviews and a book trailer for Strings on a Shadow Puppet, the exciting spy-space opera by T. L. Evans Continue reading

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A Holiday Sale on Strings on a Shadow Puppet!

Happy Holidays!  I have decided to celebrate the 2013 Holiday season with a sale on Strings on a Shadow Puppet.  Starting on Christmas Day, Strings on a Shadow Puppet will be prices at a mere $0.99!  Then each day the … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Today I celebrate the third Anniversary of this blog![1]  This year saw a continued increase in readership, and as with last year, I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of the most popular posts. First, however, I thought it only … Continue reading

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The Art of a Book Cover Part 2 – The Winner for Strings on a Shadow Puppet

The Art of a Book Cover – The cover for “Strings on a Shadow Puppet is revealed! Continue reading

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Strings on a Shadow Puppet: The Art of a Book Cover

I have long said that, initially, the cover art for a novel is more important to a novel’s success than the writing itself.[1]  We may all say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but if we are honest, we … Continue reading

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Wired, Robin Wasserman (Simon Pulse, 2010) (a.k.a. Torn)

Wired is the last installment of the Skinned Trilogy by Robin Wasserman, and serves as a solid conclusion to the saga of Lia Kahn. As with the other volumes in this series, Wired did not shy away from hard scenes or uneasy topics. It remained a good read throughout. However, while I did enjoy this volume, and it does bring to a close all the varying threads of the series, it did not quite live up to its potential for me. Even so, it is a good book and well worth the read if you enjoyed the other two books in the series. Continue reading

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Chasm City, Alistair Reynolds (Gollancz, 2001)

Chasm City is Alistair Reynold’s second book, and though set in his Revelation Space universe, it is a stand alone novel in its own right. It follows the story of a man hell bent on revenge and his journey through a post nano-apcolyptic technogoth world. It is marvelously dark story that in many ways epitomizes the best elements of New Space Opera (particularly Space Opera Noir), and could serve as a great sampler for those curious about the Revelation Space Universe. For more on this story, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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