Novel Review – Kill The Dead by Richard Kadrey

Awards (for the author, not the “Sandman Slim” series”) British SF Association Awards — for SF works published in the UK, voted by British SF Association members “The First Man Not to Land on the Moon” (Back Brain Recluse #23 1997) — short fiction Locus Awards — for SF/F/H works, polled by readers of Locus Magazine Dead Set (Harper Voyager) —…

What am I eating? Pimenton de La Vera

#680 on 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die I finally found something I can get my hands on to try. Pimenton de La Vera is a smoked Spanish paprika. It is used in pretty much everything in Spanish cuisine. Which mean that I am sure I have had it before at some point. I…

Graphic Novel – “Habibi” by Craig Thompson

“The Sufi saint Rabi’a Al-Adawiyya was seen carrying a firebrand and a jug of water – the firebrand to burn Paradise, the jug of water to drown Hell… So that both veils disappear, and God’s followers worship, not out of hope for reward, nor fear of punishment, but out of love.” ― Craig Thompson, Habibi Awards Harvey…

Graphic Novel Review of “Fell, Feral City” by Warren Ellis

Awards 2006 Nomination – Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series 2006 Nomination – Eisner Award for Best New Series “Ain’t no Jesus in Snowtown, Detective.” ― Warren Ellis From the publisher, “Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a…

Novel Review – Night and Silence (October Daye #12) by Seanan McGuire

Awards None specifically for this novel, yet. However, Seanan Mcguire has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and Pegasus awards for her novels. About From the publisher, “The twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series! Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine’s latest betrayal, October “Toby” Daye’s fragile self-made…

I Try a Boston Cooler

Once again, in my attempt to try the unusual I came across a “recipe” for this drink on one of my favorite sites, atlasobscura.com In a section called gastro obscura people write in on local favorites of their homes. A Northeastern treat of the US is a soda shake that is made from ginger ale…