The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes (ISBN: 978-0-85766-831-8) is the story of a stuffed triceratops detective, Detective Tippy. Detective Tippy lives in the Stillreal, a world constructed of abandoned ideas. These ideas, or Ideas, are the personification of people’s hopes, dreams, fears, and youthful coping strategies. Ideas are populated by Friends, creations of younger people
Tal Klein’s The Punch Escrow is an outstanding debut novel. The writing is tight and the narrative flows quickly. This is a must-read for science fiction fans. It’s the 22nd century. Corporations rule the world and humans have finally broken the secret of teleportation. Although, it’s not exactly teleportation in the Star Trek-dissolving-into-a-bunch-of-sparkly-lights teleportation, people
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land is fantastic. It is thrilling, the characters are alive, and I was enthralled until the last page. I do not recommend this book for everybody, however. There are some truly disturbing images and sequences that could act as triggers for survivors. This is the story of a 15-year-old
Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson The inheritance of European colonialism in Africa is one of fractured cultures, tribal territories split by arbitrary national borders, and violence.In the second half of the 20th century, the Cold War would be the incubator not just for the last gasp of European colonial influence, but also the
Last week’s video was a book tag about the history of Matt Reviews Books. It was a fun exercise in reviewing the highs and lows of the last three years. You can watch it here. The purpose of the tag, as I undstand it, was to introduce the channel to viewers and give something of
It’s a new year! With a new year, I’m resolved to be more mindful of my goals and health. 2019 wasn’t a good year for me in terms of either item. I produced very little and my health was a rocky road. That being said, the road ahead looks smooth, even as I can recognize
J.D. Salinger’s books, including Catcher in the Rye, will be released in e-book format. Finally. I’m not the biggest Salinger fan, but Catcher in the Rye was a great read in a modestly surreal fashion. For anyone who doesn’t want to invest the physical real estate on their bookshelves to Catcher, but still wants to
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