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May 30, 2010 - 12:41am

Set on a primitive, post-apocalyptic Earth, this is the story of an exiled smith’s apprentice and a renegade female shaman who journey together across a hostile land to retrieve knowledge from an ancient repository (actually a primitive computer system that survived the apocalpyse). As it turns out, the system is not unguarded, and this knowledge can either save or destroy them.

May 30, 2010 - 12:39am

This book is written in the “high fantasy” style, which (so I gather) can be described as epic in scope, exploring the universal themes of light vs. darkness, order vs. chaos, and is serious and rather romantic in tone (in the melancholy, brooding, pre-Raphaelite sense of the word).

May 27, 2010 - 9:00pm

I wrote the essay below for the Stonecoast MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction at the University of Southern Maine. Please feel free to cite my work with attribution if you like for your own academic or other research.

May 27, 2010 - 8:56pm

This one’s a science fiction classic about the distant world of Kalgash, which has six suns and never knows darkness. Therefore, any citizen of Kalgash who is plunged into darkness quickly goes mad, and some die of fright. But scientists have become aware that a unique astronomical event is rapidly approaching which will plunge the entire planet into darkness.

May 27, 2010 - 8:54pm

This well-researched science fiction novel is set in a futuristic Antarctica, which is the last unspoiled wilderness of an overexploited Earth in a state of climate crisis. In this story, Antarctica and its oil resources are bones of contention among scientists, politicians, businessmen and environmentalists.

May 27, 2010 - 8:52pm

This time travel story takes place in England during the Black Death of 1348. Once again, the Complete Idiot’s Ultimate Reading List has struck solid gold! When I read the last page of THE DOOMSDAY BOOK, I put the book down and thought blankly at the author, “Jesus Christ, lady. You’ve written one hell of a book.” And she HAS.

May 27, 2010 - 8:51pm

This book was a very innovative futuristic romance–a post-nuclear Siberian trucker story!

May 27, 2010 - 8:50pm

Set in an alternate near-future Earth, this science fiction novel blew my mind! When Tyler is twelve years old and living in suburban Washington, D.C., the moon and stars suddenly vanish from the heavens on a quiet autumn night.

May 27, 2010 - 8:49pm

Set in modern-day Pittsburgh, this medical suspense novel features physician Lydia Fiore, who has risen from a homeless, vagrant past to become the new attending ER physician at Angels of Mercy hospital. When the chief of surgery’s son dies in an emergency under her hand, she is suspended for negligence, and everything she has achieved is at risk.

May 27, 2010 - 8:47pm

This smart and sexy romantic suspense takes place on a ranch in modern-day Montana. Gorgeous party girl Angelina Mercer is recruited by straight-arrow counterterrorism agent Finn Carver to seduce a Russian Mafia don who’s selling plutonium to terrorists for a dirty bomb. Both Finn and Angelina have trust issues, but they are forced to work together and love grows between them.