Whew! Apologies for the delayed review, readers. It’s been a busy time and I had to read this work in between breaks. Yes, it’s been that type of busy behind the scenes here at A Song of Joy and I am ashamed to say it has prevented me from reading and reviewing the early copy … Continue reading Review: White Ops by Declan Finn
Reading Charles Edward Pogue’s novelization of Dragonheart* – for which he also wrote the screenplay – I was struck again by an idea that had flitted through my mind on a previous occasion. This is the difference between the corruption of Einon, the prince in the film* and the novel Dragonheart, and the fall of … Continue reading The Fall of the Apprentice – A Compare and Contrast
A howlingly good series of stories waits for intrepid werewolf fans in this collection! Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology* has some of the best werewolf fiction I have ever read within its pages. From the back of the book: Julie Frost is best known for her Pack Dynamics series. However, in this collection, she explores … Continue reading Review – Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology by Julie Frost
The last time this author listened to an audiobook, it was on CD. While quite interesting, it required more attention than reading a novel. This means she had to be engaged in some kind of mindless activity that allowed her to focus on what is being read aloud rather than on what is before her … Continue reading Review – The Last Straw: A Critical Autopsy of a Galaxy Far, Far Away by John C. Wright
Remember that post about the sounds made by the nine planets in the Solar System? Well, it turns out that these were not the only noises NASA recorded and put in a playlist. They picked up a number of other cosmic melodies, most of which are rather creepy. You can listen to these sounds by … Continue reading A True Space Opera
Well! That was quite the ride, readers. I received this book as a free eARC in order to review it, and it was enormous fun. It felt like going to see a film you think you will recognize, only to find that there is a new movie on and you like it! From the blurb: … Continue reading Review – Galen’s Way: A Starquest Novel of the 4th Age by Richard Paolinelli
While the Queen of Space Opera’s work may not be new, the publisher for this edition is. Say hello to Cirsova Publishing’s Black Amazon of Mars*: Danger Awaits in the Far North! Long ago, an ancient evil was sealed away in the northern wastes of Mars by the legendary hero, Ban Cruach. A powerful … Continue reading Review: Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett
You cannot choose your battlefields, The gods do that for you. But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew. – Nathalia Crane, 1913 One of the most pernicious movements of our time may be the idea that artists can change the world. For decades … Continue reading Plant a Standard….
I can’t remember when, exactly, I first saw Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, but the show had a big impact on me. While it had some deficits in the writing department, it was still a memorable, entertaining science fiction romp. It ended roughly fourteen years ago, however, and this author almost forgot the show entirely as a … Continue reading Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda
There is a reason why this author refers to the original Star Wars film trilogy fairly often in her articles. When I was small, my father and I used to play a little game which we still return to every now and then. He would cover his mouth with one hand, breathe deeply a couple … Continue reading A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away….