C.T. Phipps

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    Ashland, Ky
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    Being married to my beautiful wife. Writing. Urban Fantasy. Horror. Sci-fi. Epic Fantasy. Horror. Zombies. You know, the usual.

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  1. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    I've only read Stover's STAR WARS stuff and it's some of the best stuff I've ever read so I'm willing to give him a shot.
  2. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    Decided to buy a copy of Dawn Chapman's THE SECRET KING: LETHAO which is more or less 1970s Battlestar Galactica with psychic powers and modern sexual values and gender roles. I really enjoyed it. http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-secret-king-lethao-by-dawn-chapman.html
  3. Star Wars Novels/Graphic Novels

    Why? I've been waiting for some decent Luke stories forever.
  4. Andrzej Sapkowski II

    I suspect Sapkowski's irritation is due to the whole fact he asked for a lump sum and not royalties. That and no author wants to be less famous than the fanfic made about his story.
  5. Andrzej Sapkowski II

    https://www.vg247.com/2017/04/19/the-witcher-author-thinks-the-games-have-lost-him-book-sales-metro-2033-author-says-this-is-totally-wrong/ This is a disappointing article. Sapkowski really is unhappy with the games. Metro's author is really upset about his reaction.
  6. Star Wars Novels/Graphic Novels

    Zahn really needs to stop dialing up Thrawn. I love the character but, honestly, that's a bit silly.
  7. Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Did a nice little guest blog post about gritty dark SPACE OPERA. http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com/2017/04/in-space-no-one-can-see-you-bleed-by-ct.html?spref=bl
  8. Alexis Carew by J.A. Sutherland

    Anyone checked these YA novels out? They're basically Honor Harrington but without the big epic politics and a bigger focus on the intimate details of ship life as well as how one goes from being a teenaged midshipwoman to becoming, well, we haven't got there yet. * Into the Dark * Mutineer * Little Ships * HMS Nightingale I just read the first two books and have loved them with my review of the first book here and an interview with the author here.
  9. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    My review of Alexis Carew 1# by JA Sutherland (YA Space Opera) I'm already through the sequel, Mutineer. My review of Dyrk Ashton's Paternus (American Gods if it was a action horror movie) I also have read Gideon's Curse by David Niall Wilson.
  10. Andrzej Sapkowski II

    It depends on what you wanted from the ending.
  11. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    Both Jurassic Park novels were great. I pretend the others he wrote don't exist.
  12. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    To be fair, Michael Crichton was also a climate change denier and somehow managed to be an awesome author nevertheless. I would also like to recommend IT TAKES A THIEF TO CATCH A SUNRISE by Rob J Hayes. His other grimdark fantasy books aren't available right now due to....issues with his publisher but these are fun Gentleman Bastard-esque novels with a bit of steampunk Regency espionage about a married pair of con artists in a magical society.
  13. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    Banks, no, I know him well. Reynolds...yes. *grimace* I'm also going to try to read the Berserkers series.
  14. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    I can't say that I have. I have these weird blindspots in my reading that often come up. His wiki is really interesting. *puts him on the list*
  15. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

    Well, it could simply be an issue of being unsure how to handle the issue. There's a reference to crushes the girls get on each other. But if I'm inclined to guess, I'd say it's to avoid making the book in any way "tainted" by the typical romance or feelings which fill so many YA female-led novels.