Author: Mike Wants

by Mike A. Wants

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

Actually, I’d probably have to change the headline into “A Natural History of Dragons by Lady Trent“. She’s the fictional author of this book, telling the reader her life’s story. And that’s one hell of a story told by one hell of a lady.

May 4, 2015 0

Old Men’s War by John Scalzi

Old Men’s War is the first book I’ve read by John Scalzi and I can already reveal that it will definitely not be the last. And I don’t just mean that the book was good enough to make me want to read the other books in the series. No, it was good enough to make…
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May 3, 2015 0

The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Djinni had all around been proclaimed one of the (if not the) best fantasy book of 2013. When I saw I could buy it cheaply I jumped at the opportunity. I finally started reading the book a few weeks ago and got sucked into a vivid world with powerful characters. The book takes its…
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May 2, 2015 0

Avengers: Age of Ultron

A few days ago, I managed to thrum together some friends and go watch the new Avengers Movie. The trailers had been interesting enough to make me want to watch it, even though I’m not that much of a fan of the first Avengers movie. The rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) were good…
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May 1, 2015 0

The Departure by Neal Asher

The Departure by Neal Asher is the first book of the Owner series and was the first book I’ve read from Asher. I’d heard good things and The Departure didn’t disappoint me. Both its world-building and the protagonist are rare gems and well worth a trip into this dystopian future governed by bureaucrats starving the planet…
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April 22, 2015 0

Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher

Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher is a book about revenge. That in itself is nothing new, of course, but this time the protagonist is driven in his revenge not against another human being, but against an Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a Sci-Fi Universe a hundred years after a war spanning whole systems, our protagonist Thorvald Spear is…
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March 18, 2015 0

The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan

My relation to the Land fit for Heroes series is a strange one, you could say. I’ve never read the first book. Some years ago I found The Cold Commands in a bookstore and bought it. It wasn’t readily accessible that the book was the second installment of a series. That became obvious early on, but reading books…
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March 5, 2015 14

Gemini Cell by Myke Cole

Myke Cole, author of contemporary military fantasy infused with a heavy deal of magic, struck again, this time with the beginning for a new series set in the same universe as his Shadow Ops series. Called by the same name, but set at the beginning of the reawakening of magic in the world, Jim Schweitzer,…
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March 1, 2015 0