Book Reviews

Unearthed from Third Person Press

Unearthed Reviewed

Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada writes in his glowing and interesting review of Unearthed [Third Person Press]: Once again Third Person Press has illustrated the incredible speculative work of Cape Breton authors with the third instalment of their Speculative Elements Series: UnEarthed. In discussing the anthology, Derek says, The Earth theme serves as a great platform for the classic speculative… Read more →

Hemingwaying and Hawing

Forty-seven endings. That’s the number published in this new edition of A Farewell to Arms (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2012) [I’d put a link to it, but there isn’t anything about this on their website. Really. Instead we have a book about sister wives and a Mick Jagger bio]. According to news stories, Hemingway said he re-wrote the ending of this… Read more →

Power to the People

Have you heard the one about the publishing industry? A writer, an editor and a reader walk into an Establishment Pub[lishing] House. The affronted publisher asks, “What’s the story here?” The writer: “I’d like people to read what I’ve written.” The editor: “I’d like to edit fresh, original stories by real people rather than celebrities.” The reader: “I’d like to… Read more →

Book Review: Remnant Population

Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ofelia is an old woman who only wants to do just what she wants with the rest of her days without criticism or interference from anyone else, including her own inner critic. When the colony she’s lived in for forty years is evacuated for business reasons, she hides and… Read more →

Book Review: Steal Across the Sky

Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Atoners–an alien race–has set up a base on Earth’s moon and asked for volunteers to “witness” human populations on distant planets. They admit to having committed a wrong against the human race 10,000 years earlier. Having these Earthlings visit settlements is their first step in making… Read more →