The Rocket City Rednecks’ New American Space Plan by Travis S Taylor and Stephanie Osborn is a very dull book. This one goes straight into the disappointment pile for me. I was expecting some interesting thoughts and looking forward to space travel ideas. What I got was a very detailed explanation of every detail of every functional spacecraft the human race has built in the last 50 or so years.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
The President’s Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth is the second Nathaniel Cade story. More of the same, if you liked the first one you’ll probably like this one. Been saying that a lot last couple of series I’ve tried out. The authors really haven’t been doing much different with their second book. Which is good if you liked the first book, but for someone who reads for lots of new ideas it is getting a little tiring. Mostly noticed after I’ve finished a book, so take the complaint with a grain of salt.
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth is the first in a continuing series. Sort of urban fantasy, though a bit different in flavor. Basic premise is secret agent vampire working for the US government to fight evil supernatural stuff. The author says he got the initial inspiration from a single odd little article about a president pardoning someone found sucking blood in the mid-1800s. Which I think is pretty neat. I’m a sucker for the fantastic explanations of real puzzles sort of thing.
Contagious by Scott Sigler is the sequel to Infected. This one is less horror or more action/thriller. Which is a good thing in my opinion since I’m not really that big a horror fan. This turns out to be another book where the final result is if you liked the first book, you’ll probably like this one.
Spellbound by Larry Correia is the second book of the Grimnoir series. Set in a alternate history where magic showed up in the mid-1800s and the events of the books happen in the decade or so after Germany gets defeated in world war two, which was fought with Nazi zombies and Tesla death rays. The pacing of this book wasn’t quite as good as the first one, but still pretty good. It was basically the x-men plot. Government agency trying to control people with special abilities with a small secret group of good guys fighting them at the same time a secret evil group of bad guys is trying to conquer humanity. It is pretty boilerplate but only rarely wanders into cliche territory.