Book Review: The Expanding Universe, Volume 4

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Hey Space Cadets, how’re you doing?  I’m good, busy with the usual shenanigans of life. My oldest, who is 11, is telling me he is a pre-teen. Clearly a lie, I am NOT old enough for that so there must be some computing error. I’m still writing, with some publications coming out in the coming months. I’ve determined that I’m too slow of an author with too crazy a life for the churn model Amazon favors, so I will just publish and hope for the best. I’ve been writing more book reviews lately, as you’ve seen and wanted to share what I recently finished. Here is the next installment in my series of book reviews. This review was also a discussion on the Sci-Fi Shenanigans Podcast, which has already dropped. I’ve reviewed a few short stories here that didn’t make it onto the podcast. If my co-host also writes a blog with his thoughts on this collection, I will share here as well. It should be fun to see two different reactions to the same stories.

But enough dallying, on to the review!  Continue reading

Story Review: Luck of the Draw by J.R. Handley and Corey D. Truax, From For a Few Credits More anthology

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Space Cadets,
One of my stories in the 4HU anthology was reviewed by MLS Weech. You should read his thoughts and share your own!
JR

M.L.S. Weech

510QAdWwRNLSpolier Free Summary: Luck of the Draw  by J.R. Handley and Corey D. Truax is the fifth story in the Four Horsemen anthology, For a Few Credits More.  Ivan Petrov is a shadow of the man he was, and the man he was wasn’t much to begin with. Drunk, in debt, and in trouble with loan sharks, his life takes a turn when his association with said loan sharks makes him the perfect tool for Boudicca, a bounty hunter tracking a much bigger fish than a simple bookie. But Ivan’s trial in this new bounty hunter mission may just be the first step to his path to redemption.

NOTE: Corey and J.R. are both friends. I was also honored to be a beta reader for this project. These facts do not change my honest opinions of their work.

Character:  Ivan and Boudicca are solid characters. Ivan’s arc is the…

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TV Series Review: Stargate Atlantis

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Hey Space Cadets, how’re you doing? I’m doing good, I’ve been enjoying my summer with my sons and walking around the lake near my house. Okay, it’s a city drainage pond, but that doesn’t sound like something Walden would approve of, now does it?  I mean, you wouldn’t want Henry or Ralph mad at you, would you? Okay, jokes aside… I’ve been writing and stacking books for the publishing stuff, and I have some stuff with publishers. And finally, I’ve been binge watching science fiction series with my sons. More specifically, the five seasons of Stargate Atlantis. Continue reading

Reading Books For Fun

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Outer Space HeaderHey Space Cadets, how are you doing? I’m doing amazing and wanted to post another blog updating you on my comings and goings. I’m cranking away on my writing and hope to be able to share more with you soon. The co-author and I are playing with methods of kicking our speed up a notch and I’m getting back into the swing of exercising again. Continue reading

SciFy Shenanigans: TW Iain

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today? I’m doing fantastic, with some exciting news to come. Since I’ve recently posted an update on my last blog, let’s get right to the point of my latest blog posting!  Yes, I’ve gotten bit by the interview bug! I host the Warrior Weekend Series, whenever I find a veteran to interview and the ‘SciFy Shenanigans’ interviews that morphed into a podcast. I’ll send out the interview form to any author that fits those niche categories. If you know anyone you want Continue reading

Book Review: Red Rabbit Presents #1: Science Fiction for the People Issue!

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Outer Space HeaderHey Space Cadets, how’re you doing?  I’m good, trying not to die from this stomach bug. I’m still writing, but I’ve also spent a lot more time reading this summer and wanted to share what I have enjoyed lately. Here is the next installment in my series of book reviews. This review was also a discussion on the Sci-Fi Shenanigans Podcast, so watch for that to drop. My co-host will also be writing a blog with his thoughts on this collection, which I will share here as well. It should be fun to see two different reactions to the same stories. Continue reading

Book Review: Team Yankee

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my series of book reviews. I’ve been busy with life, but I am hoping I can hit the ground running once the summer is over and I can throw my kids at the public school system!  I’ve got a few open projects, but Chris Winder and I are whittling that pile down! I hope to get back to publishing novels soon. I’ve been reading the stories submitted to the anthology I’m hosting, and wow there are some good ones!  I can’t wait to get that to you this December!!  Finally, if you don’t listen to our podcast, you should check it out!  We’ve had some fun guests whom I’m sure you’ll love listening too! But enough about me, let’s get to this review! Continue reading