The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

So many other books referenced this one, I decided to read it. No specific spoilers, but the book is almost 40 years old. Eye catching cover, check: spaceship, pterodactyl, and the Yellow Brick Road & Emerald city. Adventure, check. Plot, sort of. First chapter: meant to be shocking. “Lets get married” after their first meeting? … More The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

The Case of the Killer Divorce & Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

Note: Free copy in exchange for honest review. “If you try to take my kids away, I swear to God, Joe, I will kill you.” – not something to say in court. Especially if Joe ends up dead. Family Court lawyer Jamie Quinn is in over her head, but luckily she has friends. Duke the … More The Case of the Killer Divorce & Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

What lovely, lovely prose. About 2 chapters in, I thought the poetry of words sounded familiar, and indeed Kij Johnson wrote this most excellent debut novel: The Fox Woman and this excellent short: Ponies. Opening scene: Women’s college, a student has run off with a boy. But not just any boy, he’s a Dreamer and … More The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson