Thursday, May 7, 2015

Shadow Spinner: Collection 1: Tiberius (Parts 1-5)

Shadow Spinner: Collection 1: Tiberius (Parts 1-5)
By Andrew Leon & Bryan Peddas

I'm not big into serials but this was free so what the heck. When something is free I suppose you can say you got your money's worth no matter what. Really all this does is introduce Tiberius and his superpower of controlling shadows. It's much too short to really get into it, which is the problem of serials. Then there's another story by another author that's set in the "House on the Corner" universe. It would be OK except it goes on and on and on until it's many times longer than what's supposed to be the main attraction, eclipsing it. If you're going to have the story be that long, why not serialize it with the other serial?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


by Nigel Mitchell
(5/5 stars)

We all know the Internet is a great place to waste time and it can even be addictive, but can it kill you? A computer giant, who's like if Steve Jobs had become a Bond movie villain, designs a computer virus that can actually kill people. When it kills his old friend, Kent Reynolds springs into action to find the culprit.

While this isn't a direct sequel to "Dead Links" it's another Internet-themed technothriller that will please those who have been missing Michael Chrichton. The story is taut and well-written with characters who are likable--and some who are pure evil.

That is all.