Book Review: The Haunting of Tram Car 015

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark Historical Fantasy 144 pages Published February 2019, by Tor.com Fantasy has long had a history of being influenced by western Europe with its settings, plots, royalty, gender roles, and a host of other story elements. Historical fantasy is not different. It does not take long … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Book Review: The Twenty-Ninth Day

The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra By Alex Messenger Memoir 272 pages Expected publication date: November 12, 2019, by Blackstone Publishing At seventeen, Alex Messenger was already an accomplished wilderness traveler. He had hiked and canoed through forests and mountains across the northern United States and into Canada, and so … Continue reading Book Review: The Twenty-Ninth Day

Book Review: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer Mystery 256 pages Expected publication date October 15, 2019, by Minotaur Books A good pastiche is one that captures the spirit of the material it is based upon and then adds to it, as writers like Jo … Continue reading Book Review: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Fantasy 384 pages Expected Publication: September 10, 2019, from Redhook Books The portal tale has been a staple of fantasy for decades. In this subgenre, a character-- usually a young person-- in the ordinary world opens a strange door, walks through it, and finds themself … Continue reading Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January