In the American Southwest, states and cities battle each other for pieces of the Colorado River. In this realistic possible future "water knifes" are the black ops who make sure sumptuous "arcologies" can bloom in the desert, so the rich can drink while the poor get dust. I loved the concept and the realism with … Continue reading The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Volk writes about the stranger side on life but from the perspective of neither a true believer or a skeptic. Instead he approaches all of this with the attitude of “I don’t know.” Whether interviewing a NASA astronaut-turned-mystic, a world-famous psychologist who taught about dying and decided death may not exist at all, or scientists … Continue reading Fringe-ology by Steve Volk
The Pack by Jason Starr 1 Sentence Summary: Stay-at-home dad falls into a werewolf pack and tries to save his failing marriage. What I Liked: Watching the Simon slowly discover his physical changes. What I Didn't Like: Minimal character development. Mostly one-dimensional. Overall Recommendation: 3/5 stars. OK, quick read.
The sun glinted off the polished headstones and the unseasonable heat caused her dress to stick to the back of her knees on the mid October afternoon that Stacy buried her grandmother. The service lasted about fifteen minutes with only Stacy and a neighbor of Nana's standing graveside. Time, distance and death had withered her … Continue reading The Attic
Beautiful artwork from a local Renaissance faire.
The gentle hum of the microfiche machine was the only thing keeping Kevin company tonight as he was alone in the now-closed library, scrolling through headlines from exactly 100 years ago, 1884. Kevin had been working part-time at the library after school and weekends for almost two years and Mr. Yardly, the head librarian, liked … Continue reading The Locked Door