What would you do if you could have any wish granted—no matter how destructive—with the press of a button? That question is at the heart of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. The story is told from the viewpoint of young Gwendy Peterson, who is twelve at its start, and is having … Continue reading Wish Fulfillment
If you’ve read Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe stories, the name Numair Salmalin may sound familiar. As the chief mage of the king of Tortall, he’s immensely powerful, highly skilled, well educated, and deeply intelligent. His major character flaw, however, is his tendency to speak and act (and react) first and suffer the consequences later. Tempests … Continue reading Another Prequel
Countdown to Extinction
Well, almost. The world is coming to a fiery, crashing end—or is it? Not even those investigating the ongoing crisis from James D. Prescott’s Extinction Code know for sure. The author keeps the reader guessing to the very end of this second book of the series. Prescott’s writing style and language expression show vast improvement … Continue reading Countdown to Extinction
Journey to Wonderland
M. D. Massey continues Colin McCool’s tale in Underground Druid, which starts several weeks after the end of Moonlight Druid. Colin decides to launch a rescue mission into Underhill, the hidden magical realm of the Tuatha De Danann and the Fae, to rescue the children abducted by the bad guys in Book Three. Unfortunately, Colin … Continue reading Journey to Wonderland
Ill Met By Moonlight
Welcome to the third installment of M. D. Massey’s Druidverse series, in which Colin McCool joins the local werewolf pack in an attempt to learn to control his alter-ego. He also, likely to no one’s surprise, gets dragged into Fae business with some exceedingly sinister criminal connections. Speaking of unhealthy connections, this story is darker in many ways than the previous two as Colin comes face to … Continue reading Ill Met By Moonlight
Even More About Zombies!
(From Wiki--Etymology segment) -- George Romero never used the word "zombie" in Night of the Living Dead., even though his film became the Zombie movie that spawned most of the others that came later. His word for the undead creatures terrorizing the Pennsylvanian countryside was "ghoul". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie And on that note,-- Night of the Living … Continue reading Even More About Zombies!
For those who aren’t familiar with the series, Graveyard Druid is the second installment in M.D. Massey’s Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense series. It’s main protagonist and story narrator is a twenty year old college who just happens to be a modern day descendent of Fionn MacCumhaill from Irish legend. In this story, Colin is dragged … Continue reading Zombies!!!!
How do deep ocean researchers do their jobs? There are three main types of submersible vehicles. An AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) is an unmanned, untethered independently operated robot used in underwater research and exploration, similar to the Mars Rovers NASA uses. They're usually controlled by an operator on a nearby ship or even someone standing … Continue reading Down Below
When worlds collide
Well, almost. The object that collided with Earth 66 million years ago and created the Chicxulub crater has been estimated to be ten kilometers (6.2 miles) across. Still made quite an impression, though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater What about Chicxulub in the here and now? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_Pueblo Near the center of the crater is a town of about 6000. … Continue reading When worlds collide
We are not alone…
'Ancient Astronaut theory--the idea that history and civilization on earth has been influenced and shaped by alien visitors in early human history or prehistory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_astronauts There's even a whole t.v. series about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Aliens Please note: Most academics and scholars do not take this idea seriously.