Tag Archives: sci-fi

Review: Lexicon by Max Barry

Lexicon by Max Barry (9780143125426): Penguin Books (2013) Words have power. As a writer and a librarian, this is the pillar of my faith. When used by a master, words can change the world. They evoke emotion, propel progress, and … Continue reading

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Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

Redshirts by John Scalzi (9780765316998): 2012 (Tor Books) It is the far future and Ensign Andy Dahl has been assigned to the Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union fleet. What should be a plum position turns into a fight for … Continue reading

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Sweet Smell of Acceptance

Remember when this was a blog about writing and my writing “career”? Well, I actually have some news on that front. I got an acceptance for one of my stories (“Thirty-Nine”) at Stupefying Stories. That’s my second acceptance, with my … Continue reading

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Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (9780307887450) : 2011 (Crown) The world sucks. It’s 2044 and the Great Recession has been grinding the world’s economy to dust for generations. The environment has gone completely out of whack and there’s not … Continue reading

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Top Distractions of 2012

It’s a new year, a natural time to look back and reflect on what we’ve done in the previous annum. And so, in that spirit, here at the Serial Distractions Badger Depository and Folk Music Museum, I’ve brought together the … Continue reading

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