Archive for July, 2014

4 Stars: “Darker Things” by Rob Cornell

Posted: 8th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books
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From Amazon.com: Craig Lockman…  No one had called him that in fifteen years.  Not since his days at the Agency. Not since he was trained to kill creatures that were supposed to exist only in nightmares.  Yet the teenage girl on his doorstep not only knows his real name, she claims she’s his daughter.  Before […]

I signed the petition that Gaughran talks about in this piece, authored in part by one of the most knowledgeable authors out there on the publishing industry, Hugh Howey.

3 Stars: “7th Sigma” by Steven Gould

Posted: 4th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books

Welcome to the territory. Leave your metal behind, all of it. The bugs will eat it, and they’ll go right through you to get it…Don’t carry it, don’t wear it, and for god’s sake don’t come here if you’ve got a pacemaker. The bugs showed up about fifty years ago–self-replicating, solar-powered, metal-eating machines. No one knows where they […]

The Tetra Shed

Posted: 2nd July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Writing Spaces

Fortunately (okay, for purposes of this post, it’s fortunate), I’m a bachelor, so I don’t need to “get away” from anything, but I know there’s a lot of folks out there who aren’t in my shoes. In answer to your wishes/hopes/dreams/prayers/what-have-yous, I present one of the weirdest looking structures I’ve ever seen – and one […]

There are LOTS OF SPOILERS for Transformers: Age of Extinction in this post, just as an FYI. I know it’s foolish of me to even bother trying to analyze the writing of a director who tells his scriptwriters to “just write ‘Action Sequence’ and I’ll handle the rest.” Or who’s said “I make movies for teenage boys” in […]