A Star Curiously Singing – Book Review

Who says Christian science fiction has to be predictable and boring? A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Nietz is a first-rate sci-fi thriller with a plot that’s completely original and it definitely isn’t boring. The story is set in the not-too-distant future when the religion of Islam rules the world and a rigid class system has gone into effect. Our main character, Sandfly, is a low-class debugger. That means his whole existence is defined by his enhanced abilities to program and repair artificial intelligence. When a robot goes crazy on a government spaceship, Sandfly is brought in to find out … Continue reading A Star Curiously Singing – Book Review

Forest Beyond the Earth – Book Review

Forest Beyond the Earth, by Matthew S. Cox is a fascinating tale of one girl’s incredible journey when her whole world is suddenly taken from her. Its set in the future, a hundred years or so after the inhabitants of earth have just about wiped themselves out. Wisp is a twelve-year old girl who was raised by her loving father, alone in a cabin, isolated in the woods. He is the only person she has ever known for her entire life and one night he is suddenly gone. From there we follow Wisp as she ventures out into a world … Continue reading Forest Beyond the Earth – Book Review

Concept Art

Below is a piece of concept art I drew recently, depicting a scene from the novel that I am currently working on. The working title is Pet Planet, but I’m pretty sure that will be changed before publication. This new project is a complete change of direction for me. It’s a young adult novel that has nothing to do with Glazed Man or Rat Girl. I’m not ready to give any real details yet, as I’m still writing the rough draft. I don’t plan to do illustrations for this one, although I’m considering doing one or two. The illustration below … Continue reading Concept Art

The Martian – The Book

The Martian, by Andy Weir – If entertainment value was all that mattered, I’d give this book the biggest star I could fit on this blog page. That’s because it is a remarkable book that had me hooked from page one. The story is so simple yet it hit something deep in my soul that made me care about this astronaut, to the point that I couldn’t sleep until I found out if he would make it or not. It’s man vs. nature, a familiar theme in movies, taken to a place where nature is a million times more powerful than … Continue reading The Martian – The Book

Wool is Toxic Fun

Wool by Hugh Howey tells a post-apocalyptic tale like none that I’ve ever read. I give it a definite star for originality and great storytelling. The setting is planet earth, many years in the future, after the human race has destroyed 99% of itself. All that remains are the inhabitants of a huge underground silo that has been designed to sustain a city of people indefinitely. One window, on the top floor of the silo, looks out at the toxic wasteland that was once earth. If a resident from within the silo breaks certain rules, their punishment is a death sentence, … Continue reading Wool is Toxic Fun