Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There’s a short story by Arthur C. Clarke called “The Nine Billion Names of God” which postulates that if you use computers to solve the mysteries of religion, things will go poorly for humanity. Kind of. In Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, author Robin Sloane has updated that idea into a full novel. This time, it’s a secret society of puzzle solvers looking for the code to decipher an ancient text which will lead to immortality. But the idea is basically the same, even if the ending is not. Continue reading “Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”

The GOOD Friend

Shroud spring 2015Got a new piece of fiction published today in Shroud Magazine. It’s a tale of rock and roll, the price of fame and what you do for your friends. It’s a bit of an adult read, so keep it until after the kids go to bed.

You should head over to Amazon and download a copy, then leave a review, tell your friends and otherwise encourage some hot, talented writers.

And who knows, I might even write more.

Review: The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh the things you thought you knew…

Winston Groom let’s you know in this incredibly well-researched book looking at the lives of three of aviation’s greatest heroes: Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh and Jimmy Doolittle. Continue reading “Review: The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight”