Short Stories

  • A Review of Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan’s first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is a fantasy story where Riordan takes ancient greek myths and applies them to the modern world. These stories were fun reads when I was younger, but I thought one of the more interesting aspects of  was Percy’s relationship with Luke. Riordan does great work building… Read more

  • A Review of The Best of Gene Wolfe

    The Best of Gene Wolfe is an anthology of his most successful short stories, and wow does it live up to its name. Every story hits hard and drags you along no matter how tired you may be. I remember opening this sucker up some night before a physics test and forgetting to sleep the… Read more

  • A Review of The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust

    A novel written by Steven Brust, The Phoenix Guards is both a great story and incredibly funny. Terrific read; I highly recommend it. The Phoenix Guards takes place is Brust’s usual fantasy world, but has a completely different cast of characters from the usual. The entire story is written as a mockery of Alexandre Dumas… Read more

  • A Review of Mission Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

    Mission Earth is a series of ten massive tomes written by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology (keep that in mind when you read these, it makes things so much funnier). Mission Earth is the story of a goon working for the alien CIA that wants to sabotage the alien Navy’s plans… Read more

  • A Review of The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

    The Blade Itself / Before They Are Hanged / The Last Argument of Kings The First Law is my favorite series of all time, and ever since I read it, Joe Abercrombie has been my role model. His protagonist, Logan Ninefingers, has enough brilliant wisdoms to fill a small collection (“You’ve got to be realistic”… Read more

  • A Review of The Magicians by Lev Grossman

    Lev Grossman’s The Magicians is a terrific addition to the world of Wizards and Wardrobes. Grossman takes Harry Potter, ages it up about eight years, adds a dash of teen angst along with a generous helping of graphic  PG-13 content, and plops it down in the USA. I loved the Magicians, but I got tired… Read more