Review: Transformation

Transformation, by Carol Berg (Roc, August 2000. Paperback, 448 pages) I could not put this book down and I had tears in my eyes before I had turned the hundredth page—that’s how compelling the characters were, right from the outset. Simply, Transformation is the story of two men separated by about a decade, age-wise, andContinue reading “Review: Transformation”

Review: Firebird

Firebird, by Jack McDevitt (Ace, November 2011. Hardcover, 384 pages) ‘Firebird’ by Jack McDevitt starts in much the same way most ‘Alex Benedict’ novels do. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, come into possession of some artefacts and prepare to sell them. Alex Benedict is no ordinary antiquities dealer, however. He has an insatiable curiosityContinue reading “Review: Firebird”

Review: Armored

Armored, Edited by John Joseph Adams (Baen, March 2012. Paperback, 608 pages) Sadly, for those who write introductions and forewords for anthologies, I often only glance at them in passing, then move on to the good stuff – the stories. In this instance, the first sentence of the foreword by Orson Scott Card leapt outContinue reading “Review: Armored”

Review: Free Food for Millionnaires

Free Food for Millionaires, by Min Jin Lee (Warner, July 2007. Hardcover, 576 pages) I found this book hard to put aside, despite several quibbles with the way it was plotted and written. Free Food for Millionaires is the story of Casey Han, an American born Korean woman who finds herself caught between worlds –Continue reading “Review: Free Food for Millionnaires”

Review: Critical Care

Critical Care, by Richard Dooling (Picador, June 1996. Paperback, 256 pages) The story is fairly simple on the surface, but more complex beneath. A young doctor is faced with a choice–he’s fooled into having to make it, and his naivete regarding the issue is quite stunning. But, it’s also endearing, and a big part ofContinue reading “Review: Critical Care”