Another fun Bubba the Monster Hunter novella

Book Title: 

Into The Mystic

Book Author: 

John G. Hartness

John Hartness does it again! Bubba is a big, strong monster hunter, descended from a long line of monster hunters. But what about the other side of the family? Bubba's mother returns in this novella, and she has a few surprises for Bubba. Mom's a fairy princess and Bubba has a sister - in Fairyland. Bubba wouldn't go back there for anything! His mother HAS to go back. And doesn't know how.

More of Penric and Desdemona (and a few more)

Book Title: 

Mira's Last Dance

Book Author: 

Lois McMaster Bujold

One more wonderful chapter in the life of Penric and his demon, Desdemona. In the last book, we left Penric trying to escape from the country where his first foreign mission had gone decidedly sour. Two other traveler are with him - Adelis - the general he was sent to lure back to Adria, and Nikys, the general's widowed sister. This novella gives us more of their desperate flight. This is made even more difficult by the fact that they must not, at any cost, seem to be fleeing. Sometimes, they must even seem to be different people.

Two wonderful short stories from experts in the form

Book Title: 

Change Management

Book Author: 

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Coming from me, any rating or review of anything Liaden has to start with - I love these stories!

With that out of the way, this is a small chapbook, containing two short stories. One of them was previously published at Baen.com. The other was, according to the authors, woven out of bits of an upcoming novel that had to be taken out.

The older story, Wise Child, is the story of a sentient spaceship who has fallen into the hands of an evil organization, that wants her to be a slave.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Book Title: 

Norse Mythology

Book Author: 

Neil Gaiman

This book was just wonderful! So, okay, I knew all the stories already. I started reading Norse mythology almost as soon as I got a library card. And then I got into comics and saw Marvel's take on the Norse. So there wasn't really any suspense. It was as if all these things had happened recently, or been imagined recently, and a really good bard was telling the story of gods tonight. It felt almost as if the bits that were missing (and there are always bits missing when telling old Norse tales) weren't so much lost as not yet added to this bard's itinerary.

Renegades: The Requiem Part 1

Renegades is a series that I have backed on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Today, I got to watch Part 1, and I was very impressed. Renegades started as a Star Trek fan film, but with the recent changes in CBS/Paramount's copyright claims, the film makers chose to make it a stand alone series. It is still very much inspired by Star Trek, but very much it's own thing.

Raising Hell: A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella by John G. Hartness

Book Title: 

Raising Hell

Book Author: 

John G. Hartness

I really needed to 'reboot' my reading, as I was part way through four or five books. So I set them all aside and picked up this novella which as been on my digital to be read pile since it first came out I am glad I did finally read it.

Fair Game (A Deadly Curiosities Adventure Book 19) by Gail Z. Martin

Book Title: 

Fair Game

Book Author: 

Gail Z. Martin

Another of the short works telling a single story from Gail Z. Martin's Deadly Curiosities series. These stories are all fine places to pick up the series, since the author manages to give enough information to get a reader up to speed in each book, without making things boring for returning readers.

This particular Adventure brings things close to home for our usual heroes, Cassidy and Teag, as they deal with the recurrence of an evil that last visited Charleston in the early Twentieth Century. That time, the evil may have been purely human, but it's worse than that now.

A Delightfull Collection of Short Works from John Scalzi

Book Title: 

Miniatures

Book Author: 

John Scalzi

This is a collection of shorter works by John Scalzi. Most have been published before, but four stories are new to this collection. The publisher's description says that the one thing they have in common is that they are short, and indeed they are - some very, very short. I think that they have another thing in common. Most of them are funny, at least if you like John Scalzi's sense of humor. Really, how could a John Scalzi story called "Pluto Tells All" be anything but funny?

I enjoyed every single one of these little gems! If you are a John Scalzi fan, this is a must read!

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