A boy in my class will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus. I don’t know who he is.
Steel Tide builds on the successes of Seafire, deepening characters and emotions, hoisting the stakes sky-high.
An interview with Erin Bowman, author of the space thriller Contagion
Short interviews with the creators and writers of Peruvian SuperHeroines La Chola Power and Girl Caffeine. (This is really cool!)
In this week’s viewing: Hozuki’s Coolheadedness and Kino’s Journey make with the flashbacks, Guru-Guru gets stuck, and more!
Steve gives us two reviews today—one a very enjoyable book; and the other a movie. Whether you enjoy that one or not is up to you… but be aware, Tom Cruise is in it!
It’s fortunate that Steve is reviewing Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Unfortunately, there are spoilers in this review. Fortunately, you don’t have to read it; you can just watch the series! Buona Fortuna!
An unusual coming-of-age story infused with Chinese mythology and culture. Recommended for teens and adults who tire of the formulaic mold used for so many other coming-of-age novels.
Why is everybody chasing pigeons in New York?
The Drake Equation is a hilarious sci-fi adventure with just the right mix of heart and humor.
An interview with Carla G. Angelo Paredes, the author of Spanish-language novels for young adults.
THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans is a book of two journeys. One taken by a heroine traveling to a magical land, and one taken by the readers who experience a re-imagined classic.
YA books-to-film are popular, but some series appear to be running out of steam. Steve checks out the “…ent” series and then runs on about some other movies. Do you agree with his assessments?
Now that summer is winding down a bit, it’s time to start stocking up for winter reading – or – you’re TBR pile is just not tall enough!
This week Steve’s all over the map. He reviews an old YA by Andre Norton, talks about cover artists (including Ed Emshwiller) and answers a comment from a reader. Oh, and he throws in a little egoboo for himself.
A YA adventure with sentient trains!
By incorporating relevant issues of today, Run Time by S.B. Divya is a cultural examination of a slightly twisted future that pushes the envelope of social dilemmas.
The Ear, The Eye and The Arm combines traditional African culture with science fiction technology
This week Steve looks at some correspondences between 1952 fandom and 2016 fandom by way of an old magazine, and reviews two movies he found to be terrible. If you’re fifteen years old you might think they’re good movies; Steve assures you they’re not.
Do kids really still talk like that? Apparently so.
Greek myth and a quirky treatment of French characters informs this Formula 1 plus Hogworts novel.
Life in a western under the sea
A novel about deep sea living isn’t the deepest, but then it’s a Western too….
An Interview with José Manuel González, author of “Terápolis”
There are some exciting things going on in the world of Podcasting.
Shadow & Bone a Twilight/Potter mashup in an analog of 18th century Russia
Wriixka awakens one fine crimson sunny morning to discover that she has grown wings.
The novel Dragon Heart by Cecelia Holland has the charm of a fairy-tale and the edge of a dark fantasy as it takes readers in many unexpected directions.
An interview with Finnish author Anne Leinonen: Let the Finnishness Begin!
An interview with Finnish author Anne Leinonen