Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi

Redshirts: A Novel with Three CodasRedshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, I am going to have to admit this is the first of John Scalzi's works that I actually read cover to cover....

Star Trek fan from day one in the '60s, I know what happens to "Redshirts." This book gives them purpose! Read it with your tongue firmly in cheek and it is a fast paced ride...

'Nuff said. (with apologies to Stan)


View all my reviews

Darkest before the Darkwater by Tee Morris

Darkest before the DarkwaterDarkest before the Darkwater by Tee Morris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More Ministry excitement! This is a quick and thoughtful adventure which teases the reader into wanting more from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences...

Survivors from an airship are discovering just what kind of uncharted mysterious island they've landed on as they explore their surroundings and investigate smoke from the volcanic opening of the island peak. Anymore would give away the fun and gadgets from the "clankertons."


View all my reviews
HaywireHaywire by Justin R. Macumber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I completed Haywire by Justin Macumber on 26 March 12. I have had to revise this review from a 4 star to 5 star rating. The pace of action in this book is relentless! Sure there are a few moments of family and social interest between the characters to advance the human elements of the story, but after that it's screeching along again.

Fans of the Dead Robots' Society podcast will recognize the names of Alliance Admirals in the book as Justin nods to his co-hosts Terry Mixon and Eliyanna Kaiser in the heat of action.

During the launch episode on the podcast Justin asked for feedback if we readers wanted more Titan Tales! My answer, "Yes, please!" After you read Haywire you will want more as well.

Earlier Review Content:

I have finished reading the three chapter sneak peek from a new science fiction thriller titled Haywire, that author Justin Macumber, the creator and co-host of the Dead Robots' Society podcast, is letting everyone read. The eBook editions have been released on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. I believe the paper edition will be released on March 13th.

You can get the download or read the chapters online at his website! They are available to tide you over until you can get your eBook or paper edition of Haywire.

I was so thoroughly invested in the fates of the characters Artemis and Shawn in the preview that I went and bought the Kindle edition right away....

If you purchase his book through the link to Amazon at the Dead Robots' Society website, you help their podcast for writers as well! If you can't wait this link will do the same thing taking you to where you just enter Haywire by Justin Macumber in the search bar.

You will not be disappointed!

John Kilgallon

View all my reviews

I know this blog was originally set for "Vintage" Science Fiction, but I like to showcase new and current Science Fiction books and stories as well. Justin's book is that good.