Reviewing “Zone One” by Colson Whitehead

Zone One by Colson Whitehead My rating: 1 of 5 stars Well, well. Proof positive that a zombie novel can be made yawningly boring. Colson Whitehead has all the requisite apocalyptic-survivor-zombie elements but chooses to mash together flashbacks and current action with so much thinking and reflection that he manages to turn it all into [Read More...]

Bloggers, Zombies, and Conspiracy … Again: Deadline by Mira Grant

Deadline by Mira Grant My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’d probably never have picked up this book. I was perfectly happy with how Feed ended and had no interest in a story being told by Shaun, instead of by George. Also, the mystery was so easy to solve in Feed that I didn’t hold [Read More...]

The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate by Ted Chiang

The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate by Ted Chiang My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is actually a short novella from Ted Chiang and the first of his work I ever experienced when JJ Campanella read it (brilliantly) for StarShipSofa podcast. I recently received a signed (!) copy from a friend who was clearing [Read More...]


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