Archive for Items Categorized 'Fiction', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Journey to the West

by Jim Schild

It’s 1915 and two young guys are driving from New York to California. Naturally, things happen along the way. Or so the author says.

Bugatti taucht auf

by Dea Loher

This very serious German novel is based on two real-life events: [1] a senseless murder in a town near [2] the lake on whose bottom a Bugatti is waiting for someone with enough of a reason to attempt raising it.

Murder in South Bend

by John A. Bridges

Studebaker built America’s first “people’s car.” Not!

But, what if? This novel is by a noted Studebaker historian who not only spun a yarn but is actually designing and building full-scale, running “alternate” Studebakers.

Taking the World by Storm

by Malcolm Cracknell

A rollercoaster ride of a book about what might have happened in an alternative history of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1997.

Ripper

by Isabelle Allende

Here we have yet another Crime Novel—but from a reputable, serious author. It is her first one. So how does she fare in this, her first time out as a mystery writer? Read our review and be enlightened.

The Caped Crusade, Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

by Glen Weldon

The Batman: Just when you think you have your Bat-Fix under control, another book comes along to let you know just how much more you really need. The Bat-Universe seems endless. This book adds Bat-Nerds into the mix and offers a new perspective on the heart of The Caped Crusader’s obsession.

Discovered: The Nineteenth Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

by Bill Wolf

Spoiler alert: there really are only eighteen, and only available (when new) to royalty which is why everything there is to know about them is known. But, asketh the fiction writer, What If?

Twelve Tomorrows

Edited by Bruce Sterling

A science fiction story collection published every year by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their objective is to bring new technologies to the public’s attention through the popular medium of science fiction.

The Little Bastards

by Jim Lindsay

Blue collar boys yearning for the fast lane. Trading their bicycles for hot rods they experience beer, women, racing, male bonding, and assorted drama. A fictional story—but you know people who lived just that story.

Dora Dutch, A Postmodern Novel

by Bill Wolf

Drugs, sex, science fiction. A word painting. You’ll have to be in a particular frame of mind to unravel this unusual book.

Just One Evil Act

by Elizabeth George  

A tale of tale of love, passion, and betrayal. This 18th installment of Inspector Lynley’s tribulations is the first to take place outside England. Fans of the series will devour it, and newcomers will too.

War and Remembrance

by Herman Wouk

You know you’ve seen the book or heard about it. Wouk himself wrote the screenplay for the TV mini series—but reading the book has an altogether different impact. Don’t miss it!