Review: The Control of Nature

By | February 16, 2014

The Control of Nature by John McPhee My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very good, entertaining stories of three attempts by men and women to control nature–to control the Mississippi, to control the volcanoes and lava of Iceland, and to control the floods and fires of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles. View all… Read More »

Review: The Desert Look

By | February 13, 2014

The Desert Look by Bernard Schopen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Note that this is not my favorite genre, so my opinion might be biased. This is a good piece of work about the revelation of a death some 30 years ago in the Nevada desert. A cast of disreputable sorts interacts with each… Read More »

Review: Zulu Heart

By | January 30, 2014

Zulu Heart by Steven Barnes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is just a fine book. It is the sequel, of course, to Lion’s Blood, but I have to hand it to Mr. Barnes in that the story and the characters have advanced. We still have Kai and Aiden, brothers beneath the skin in… Read More »

Review: Lion’s Blood

By | November 28, 2013

Lion’s Blood by Steven Barnes My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was not prepared to love this book as much as I did. This was recommended to me by a friend, and I picked it up somewhat as a curiousity. I like sci-fi and alternate histories, and thought this might be like dozens of… Read More »