Tags » Genre Fiction

Some Books I Was Surprised to Love

Like most fiction readers, I generally stick with what I’m pretty sure I’ll like. For me that means that, unless I’ve heard very good feedback that makes me think the book will stand out from its peers, I tend to avoid science fiction, fantasy, and mystery novels (or genre fiction in general). 713 more words

Fiction Reviews


I’m departing this afternoon for Detroit, Michigan to participate in the ConFusion science fiction convention! I’m moderating the “Blurring the Lines” panel on genre Sunday at 10 and then giving a… 132 more words


How to Ground Your Villains

My 7-year-old is obsessed with Percy Jackson and the stories of the Greek gods and heroes, which means that I’ve gotten obsessed as well. One thing you quickly learn—or relearn, as the case may be—about these stories is that the villains are often far more memorable than the heroes. 1,042 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The way literary people talk about empathy nowadays, you would think it was an ethical term borrowed by aesthetic thinkers to promote the value of art. 1,438 more words

Book Reviews

John Scalzi, Old Man's War

I had the pleasure recently of reading Old Man’s War for the first time. This is a series I should have given my attention a lot sooner than this, it has become apparent. 765 more words

Genre Fiction

On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan


On a summer evening in 1962, two newlyweds sit down to dinner in the honeymoon suite of a Dorset hotel. Edward and Florence are both aged 22, both virgins and both are anticipating the consummation of their marriage with anxiety. 463 more words


Adding 'The Perfume Collector' to my collection - A Review

My mom gave me this book to read, knowing I have an interest in all things vintage and anything to do with mysteries and secrets from the past. 620 more words