Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

Mutation Z – Zombie Book Review

Using current events as the basis of your book is tough. Done right, you can tap into the zeitgeist and draw everyone in based on a very common and real fear. But done wrong, it looks like a shallow attempt to cash in on whatever happens to be hot at the moment. It’s almost as… Read more »

Book Review: Steampunk LEGO

I’ve always had a vague interest in steampunk, if only in that I find the aesthetic to be extremely interesting. It’s not something I’ve ever gotten into, per se, but whenever I see a story or a collection of creations, I always have to check it out. Now, if you were to combine steampunk with… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Undead Kelly

Based on the true story of the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, Undead Kelly takes this divisive historical figure and complicates the matter further by adding a zombie conspiracy to the mix. For those of you unfamiliar with Ned Kelly, he is regarded as both a folk hero in the mold of Robin Hood, and a… Read more »

Book Review: The Art of Dead Space

When Dead Space came out in 2008, it was a breath of fresh air in the world of survival horror that was at the brink of death. In it, you play Isaac Clarke as he and a small crew head out to the USG Ishimura, a huge space ship that sent out a distress signal…. Read more »

Alien Vault Book Review

Alien is one of my all time favorite horror films, right up there with the likes of Night of the Living Dead, The Thing, and The Shining. I love the way that it combines the science-fiction and horror genres, offsetting the former by building up a grimy, working class future. The horror is built up… Read more »

The Demon Haunted World – Book Review

The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark was originally published in 1996. That was only eighteen years ago, but we live in a very different world today than when Carl Sagan’s book was originally published. No where is this more evident than in the incredible growth of the internet, then just… Read more »

Braineater Jones – Zombie Book Review

I like the normal approach to zombie fiction, with a group of living survivors trying to fend off a ravenous horde of the walking dead. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s been done a million times now, which is why fresh approaches to the genre are always nice. Especially when they’re as well done… Read more »

The LEGO Neighborhood Book Review

The LEGO Neighborhood Book is an interesting book, for no other reason than the fact that it exists at all. Let me back up a bit here and start by explaining what this book is: a set of third-party instructions for building modular style buildings. Oh sure, there’s some additional content here, such as a… Read more »