Category: Book Reviews

Dieselfunk!: The History behind the Funk

Yesterday heralded the release of Dieselfunk!, the follow up anthology to the groundbreaking Steamfunk! anthology. The idea for Dieselfunk! came almost simultaneously with Steamfunk. Balogun and I had discussed the anthology at length; as a matter of fact he coined the term around the same time as we adopted the term Steamfunk to describe Steampunk […]

Tuesday September 6th, 2016 in Book Reviews, Steamfunk! | Comments Off on Dieselfunk!: The History behind the Funk

The Keys by Balogun Ojetade

Many years ago there was a series of books for young people called ‘you are the hero’ books. In these books the reader had the option of deciding what the hero would do. The decision would determine the outcome of the book. After a series of choices the reader could eventually come to the best […]

Saturday December 6th, 2014 in Book Reviews | Comments Off on The Keys by Balogun Ojetade

Redeemer by Balogun Ojetade

Ezekial Cross is a cold blooded killer. He works for ‘Sweet’ Danny Sweet, owner of Sweet South Records, the second wealthiest music label in the country. For most of his life Ezekial has been a killer, trained from a young age to enforce the whims of his boss. But Ezekial is tired. He longs for […]

Monday December 3rd, 2012 in Book Reviews | Comments Off on Redeemer by Balogun Ojetade

Breaking Free by Alicia McCalla

XJ Patterson just wants to be a normal teenager. She wants to hang with friends, enjoy the prom and spend time with her boyfriend, if she had one. But XJ’s life is anything but ‘normal.’ She a GEP, as in Genetically Enhanced Person, a person designed and endowed with unique abilities and a person of interest to […]

Wednesday August 8th, 2012 in Book Reviews | Comments Off on Breaking Free by Alicia McCalla

Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman by Balogun

In the music today there is the term ‘mashup.’ It’s used to refer to a mix of two or more songs from different genres that sound great together, if the DJ is a master mixer. Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman is a literary mash up and the author, Balogun, is a master mixer. This […]

Monday April 30th, 2012 in Book Reviews | 2 Comments »

Dossouye II by Charles R. Saunders

Charles Saunders is back and he’s badder than ever! Dossouye II is the second book about the wandering Ahosi warrior and her bovine companion. Where Dossouye I was a collection of stories Charles wrote over the years combined in one volume, Dossouye II is a completely new novel. In the Dancers of Mulukau, Dossouye has […]

Wednesday February 29th, 2012 in Book Reviews | 2 Comments »

Warriors of the Four Worlds by Ronald T. Jones

During the ’80s I devoured science fiction and fantasy in all its forms. I read the classics and contemporaries of the times, reveling in new worlds and thoughtful prose. One type of science fiction I touched on briefly was military science fiction. Though I didn’t read a lot of it, what I did read stands out in […]

Thursday January 19th, 2012 in Book Reviews | 2 Comments »