Review: The Time Roads

January 29th, 2015 by jkastronis

I was in a bookstore with my fiance when a book called The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich caught my eye. The cover featured a quite steampunk looking man, complete with a Victorian suit, handlebar mustache, and goggles. I picked it up, interested because I don’t see too much such overt steampunk fiction and, to my surprise, found a glowing review of the book by Gene Wolfe on the back. Well, I originally discovered Wolfe at least in part through the glowing praise Neil Gaiman had heaped upon him, so I decided it was worth a purchase.

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Review: Ready Player One

January 13th, 2015 by jkastronis

Rarely have I seen a book as widely praised and recommended to me as Ready Player One by Ernest Cline was. Friends reported great things, game developers I know have raved about it, and it has gotten great ratings on Goodreads, Amazon, and other places. I’ve been interested in reading it for quite a long time, but I only finally picked it up this past December.

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