Category «City Book Review»

City Book Review: Through a Forest of Stars

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I wrote an editorial review for Through a Forest of Stars.  I loved it!  Here’s my review: Through a Forest of Stars kicks off in 2217, where Earth is in rough shape and the recently settled Mars isn’t doing any better. Unsure how to improve the situation on either planet, humanity explores the stars for resources. …

City Book Review: Roller Rink Starlight

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I wrote an editorial review for Roller Rink Starlight.  It was phenomenal.  Here’s my review: Despite the title and preface, Roller Rink Starlight doesn’t have a whole lot to do with competitive speed skating. Sure, there’s some skating action in here—several chapters are chock full of arcane skating lingo, race times, and second-by-second retellings of …

City Book Review: Cormorant Lake

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I wrote an editorial review for Cormorant Lake.  It was phenomenal!  Here’s my review: When Evelyn returns home late at night and finds her roommate’s two young girls in a dangerous situation, she finally breaks. She hastily gathers their things and buckles the little girls into the backseat of her ’92 Corolla before racing out of California in …

City Book Review: The Chowderhead Crusades

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I wrote an editorial review for The Chowderhead Crusades.  It was great!  Saying anything is the “Ready Player One for fans of [insert thing here]” can have unintended consequences, but I’m telling you, The Chowderhead Crusades is a good book—and, in a few ways, it’s actually more exemplary of the obscure-trivia-with-practical-applications genre than Ready Player One. Here’s my review: …

City Book Review: Past Versus Future

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I wrote an editorial review for Past Versus Future.  It was a pretty good book!  Here’s my review: Past Versus Future posits that the big bang was merely one bang in a series of many. Like a cosmic reset button, each bang brings with it a whole new universe where civilizations rise and fall, where species venture beyond their …