Tag: books

An interview with Robert J. Sawyer

The following article was just published in the July/August issue of FreeLance, the newsletter of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. *** Robert J. Sawyer: The Philosophical Science Fiction Writer By Edward Willett The Canadian Light Source, the giant synchrotron in Saskatoon, does not immediately spring to mind as a likely venue for a writer-in-residence. Unless, perhaps, that …

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I’ve now got an author’s page on Amazon!

Author Central, the author’s service on Amazon, is still in beta, but it’s expanding, and I’ve now got my own author’s page. Check it out! It’s a great place to find all my books listed in one hand-dandy location. Be the first on your block to collect them all! (Hey, that approach works for toy-stuffed …

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I get a box full of disease detectives!

Oh, all right, not the actual detectives themselves, but my latest book from Enslow, Disease-Hunting Scientist: Careers Hunting Deadly Disease. That’s the cover at left. Here’s the blurb from the back: Working from high-tech labs in Canada or remote villages in Africa, epedemiologists travel the world trying to keep us safe from deadly diseases. Learn how …

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Book review: Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm

Defining Diana by Ottawa author Hayden Trenholm, published by Bundoran Press, is a near-future police procedural, a combination of mystery and science fiction that I personally find irresistible if it’s done well–and Defining Diana is definitely done well. I’ll let the back cover copy handle the set-up: Found naked and alone in a locked room, the …

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Final book giveaway winners selected–and a new offer for reviewers!

And (drum roll, please!) we have our winners in the final week of Terra Insegura/Marseguro giveaway draws for the month of May, to celebrate the release of Terra Insegura. The winner of a signed copy of Terra Insegura this week is Willis Couvillier of Reno, Nevada, and the winner of the signed copy of Marseguro is …

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Book review: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass is the third and concluding book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments YA fantasy trilogy (the previous two being City of Bones and City of Ashes), and the proof that enjoyed the first two quite a bit (aside from the fact I said as much on this blog) is that I bought …

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Book giveaways Week 2: two more winners! Enter now for Week 3…

The draw is done, and we have the winners of the second week of my month-long series of book giveaways to promote the release of Terra Insegura. I don’t have mailing addresses yet, so I can’t tell you where they hail from, but the copy of Terra Insegura was won by Tom Barclay, and the copy …

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Marturia.net reviews Terra Insegura

Ian Hecht at Marturia.net fires one of the first Terra Insegura reviews into the the blogosphere, and though he has some quibbles (not to be confused with tribbles–although both can multiply rapidly on occasion, tribbles are furrier), in general, he likes it. (As he did Marseguro.) Herewith, some excerpts: Willett’s usual moral tale style is …

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Terra Insegura: the actual book!

I’ve posted the wonderful Stephan Martiniere cover art of Terra Insegura several times on my blog (and of course it’s plastered all over my website as a whole), but today I finally got my author’s copies of the actual book. It’s always a thrill to see the actual published book, and I’m pleased to see …

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Book review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Yeah, I know. Of all the superfluous book reviews in the world, another one of Wicked is probably the superfluousmost.  After all, it’s  a New York Times bestseller, with more than three million copies in print. USA Today called it “an outstanding work of imagination.” John Updike called it an “amazing novel.” The Los Angeles …

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Book review: Storm from the Shadows by David Weber

I first discovered David Weber’s Honor Harrington series rather late, reading the first few installments in ebook form on my hieBook reader when they were made available for downloading at the Baen Free Library. I loved them, and moved on to buy the next few in paperback. Now I am fully addicted and purchase them in hardcover …

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Page proofs of my book about the Bounty mutiny arrive

I received the PDF page proofs of one of my upcoming children’s non-fiction books, The Bounty Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie, from Enslow today. That’s the title page. It’s part of a series called Famous Court Cases That Became Movies–among the others in the series are books dealing with the Amistad mutiny …

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