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Reviews at The Nameless Zine

I started writing reviews for The Nameless Zine in 2014, with my first movie reviews posted in June and my first book reviews posted in July. I'm enjoying this and am almost at 300 reviews.

It's a enjoyable site, run by the WesternSFA, but there's no way to see what any reviewer has written. I like to keep track of my reviews, so here's an index page to list all that I've written for the Nameless Zine.

The Book Nook:
The Illustrated Corner:
Odds and Ends:
Reel Talk:
Voices from the Past:

Hal's Reviews:
Hal | Dee | Michael
Hal | Dee
Hal
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2018

October 2018

Hal
James P. Blaylock - Lord Kelvin's Machine (Ignacio Narbondo #3)
Rachel Caine - Smoke and Iron (The Great Library #4)
Beth Cato - Roar of Sky (Ingrid Carmichael #3)
Tony Cliff - Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules (Delilah Dirk #3)
Emily Devenport - Larissa
Alan Dean Foster - Flinx's Folly (Pip & Flinx #8)
W. Michael Gear - Outpost (Donovan #1)
Emma Newman - A Little Knowledge (The Split Worlds #4)
Kenneth Robeson - Mystery Under the Sea (Doc Savage #36)

Dee
Lisa Shearin - The Ghoul Vendetta (Oct 2018)

The Book Nook

The Book Nook is the main part of the Nameless Zine, where current genre books are reviewed. The majority of these were supplied to me to review, but a few are books I bought myself.

A B C D E F G H J K L M N P R S T U W

A

Michael David Ares - Dayfall (Sep 2018)
Jonathan Aycliffe - The Silence of Ghosts (Apr 2015)

B

David Barnett - Gideon Smith:
#1: Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (Feb 2015)
#2: Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Oct 2014)
#3: Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper (Nov 2015)

W. C. Bauers - Unbreakable (May 2015)

Bradley P. Beaulieu - The Song of the Shattered Sands:
#1: Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (Jan 2018)
Of Sand and Malice Made (Feb 2018)

R. S. Belcher - The Brotherhood of the Wheel (Jul 2016)

R. S. Belcher - Golgotha:
#1: The Six Gun Tarot (Jul 2018)
#2: The Shotgun Arcana (Aug 2018)
#3: The Queen of Swords (Sep 2018)

R. S. Belcher - Nightwise:
#1: Nightwise (Sep 2015)
#2: The Night Dahlia (Jun 2018)

Beth Bernobich - The Time Roads (Jan 2015)

Alan Black - Metal Boxes:
#1: Metal Boxes (Apr 2017)
#2: Trapped Outside (Jul 2017)
#3: Rusty Hinges (Aug 2017)
#4: At the Edge (Sep 2017)

Alan Black - Chewing Rocks (Dec 2017)
Alan Black - Empty Space (Mar 2017)
Alan Black - Larry Goes to Space (Nov 2017)
Alan Black - Quest for the White Wind (Jun 2017)
Alan Black - Steel Walls and Dirt Drops (Jan 2018)
Alan Black - Titanium Texicans (Feb 2018)
Colette Black - Fourteen (Oct 2015)

Levi Black - Mythos War:
#1: Red Right Hand (Nov 2016)
#2: Black Goat Blues (Dec 2017)

Kendare Blake - Goddess Wars:
#1: Antigoddess (Oct 2014)
#2: Mortal Gods (Jan 2016)
#3: Ungodly (Jan 2016)

Ezekiel Boone - The Hatching (Jul 2016)

Robert Brockway - The Vicious Circuit:
#1: The Unnoticeables (Jul 2015)
#2: The Empty Ones (Sep 2016)
#3: Kill All Angels (Jan 2018)

Tobias S. Buckell - Sly Mongoose (Sep 2015)
Christopher Buehlman - The Suicide Motor Club (Nov 2016)

C

Rachel Caine - The Great Library:
#1: Ink and Bone (Dec 2016)
#2: Paper and Fire (Jan 2017)
#3: Ash and Quill (Sep 2018)
#4: Smoke and Iron (Oct 2018)

John L. Campbell - Drifters (May 2015)
Edgar Cantero - Meddling Kids (Jul 2018)

Viola Carr - Electric Empire:
#1: The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Feb 2015)
#2: The Devious Dr Jekyll (Dec 2015)
#3: The Dastardly Miss Lizzie (Jul 2017)

Beth Cato - Octavia Leander:
#1: The Clockwork Dagger (Mar 2015)
#2: The Clockwork Crown (Jun 2015)
#3: Roar of Sky (Oct 2018)

Beth Cato - Ingrid Carmichael:
#1: Breath of Earth (Aug 2016)
#2: Call of Fire (Aug 2017)

Adam Christopher - The Machine Awakens (Dec 2015)

Genevieve Cogman - Invisible Library:
#1: The Invisible Library (Sep 2016)
#2: The Masked City (Dec 2016)
#3: The Burning Page (Jan 2018)
#4: The Lost Plot (Feb 2018)

Tina Connolly - Copperhead (Nov 2014)
Seamus Cooper - The Mall of Cthulhu (Mar 2016)
Barbara Custer - Twilight Healer (Apr 2015)

D

Indra Das - The Devourers (Aug 2016)
Rjurik Davidson - The Stars Askew (Mar 2017)
Aliette De Bodard - The House of Shattered Wings (Dec 2016)
Samuel R. Delany - A, B, C: Three Short Novels (Feb 2016)
Jason Denzel - Mystic (Dec 2015)
Emily Devenport - Medusa Uploaded (Jul 2018)

E

P. N. Elrod - The Hanged Man (Jul 2015)
Steven Erikson - The Wurms of Blearmouth (Jul 2014)

F

Michael R. Fletcher - Beyond Redemption (Jul 2015)

Alan Dean Foster - Pip & Flinx:
(#1-#6 in Voices from the Past)
#7: Reunion (Sep 2018)
#8: Flinx's Folly (Oct 2018)
#15: Strange Music (Apr 2018)

G

W. Michael Gear - Outpost (Oct 2018)

Max Gladstone - Craft Sequence:
#1: Three Parts Dead (Feb 2016)
#2: Two Serpents Rise (Mar 2016)
#3: Full Fathom Five (May 2016)
#4: Last First Snow (Jul 2016)

Ed Greenwood - The Iron Assassin (Jul 2015)

H

Charlaine Harris - Midnight, TX:
#1: Midnight Crossroad (Aug 2016)
#2: Day Shift (Sep 2016)
#3: Night Shift (Mar 2017)

Barb & J. C. Hendee - The Dead Seekers (Mar 2017)
Christina Henry - Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook (Jul 2017)
Thomas Olde Heuvelt - HEX (Aug 2017)

Leanna Renee Hieber - Eterna:
#1: The Eterna Files (Mar 2015)
#2: Eterna and Omega (Aug 2016)

C. A. Higgins - Lightless:
#1: Lightless (Sep 2015)
#2: Supernova (Jul 2016)

Jim C. Hines - Terminal Alliance (Feb 2018)
Sean Hoade - Reviva Las Vegas! (Mar 2016)

Mitchell Hogan - Sorcery Ascendant Sequence:
#1: A Crucible of Souls (Feb 2016)
#2: Blood of Innocents (Mar 2016)

Matthew Hughes - To Hell and Back:
#1: The Damned Busters (Aug 2014)
#2: Costume Not Included (Aug 2014)
#3: Hell to Pay (Oct 2014)

Anthony Huso - The Last Page (Jul 2014)

J

Suzanne Johnson - Sentinels of New Orleans:
#1: Royal Street (Aug 2015)
#2: River Road (Dec 2017)
#3: Elysian Fields (Jan 2018)
#4: Pirate's Alley (Jul 2015)
#5: Belle Chasse (Mar 2018)

C. Courtney Joyner - Nemo Rising (May 2018)

K

Anna Kavan - Ice (Sep 2018)
Kevin P. Keating - The Captive Condition (Oct 2015)
Khurt Khave - Chainsaw Alice in Wonderland (Aug 2015)
Dennis Knotts - The Rapture Syndrome (Dec 2014)

L

Laura Lam - False Hearts (May 2017)
Tanith Lee - Companions on the Road (Jun 2018)
Tanith Lee - Redder Than Blood (May 2017)

David D. Levine - Arabella Ashby:
#1: Arabella of Mars (Aug 2016)
#2: Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Aug 2017)
#3: Arabella the Traitor of Mars (Arabella Ashby #3)

M

Jonathan Maberry - Ghostwalkers (Dec 2015)
Drew Magary - The Hike (Aug 2017)
Jeffrey J. Mariotte - Thunder Moon Rising (Nov 2016)

Gail Z. Martin - Deadly Curiosities:
#1: Deadly Curiosities (Apr 2015)
#2: Vendetta (Mar 2016)

Seanan McGuire - InCryptid:
#1: Discount Armageddon (Jun 2016)
#2: Midnight Blue-Light Special (Jul 2016)
#3: Half-Off Ragnarok (Aug 2016)
#4: Pocket Apocalypse (Sep 2016)
#5: Chaos Choreography (Dec 2016)
#6: Magic for Nothing (Jul 2017)
#7: Tricks for Free (Apr 2018)

Seanan McGuire - October Daye:
#1: Rosemary and Rue (Jan 2017)
#2: A Local Habitation (Feb 2017)
#3: An Artificial Night (Mar 2017)
#4: Late Eclipses (May 2017)
#5: One Salt Sea (Aug 2017)
#6: Ashes of Honor (Sep 2017)
#7: Chimes at Midnight (Oct 2017)
#8: The Winter Long (Dec 2017)
#9: A Red-Rose Chain (Jan 2018)
#10: Once Broken Faith (Feb 2018)
#11: The Brightest Fell (Mar 2018)
#12: Night and Silence (Sep 2018)

Seanan McGuire - Boneyard (Nov 2017)
Seanan McGuire - Sparrow Hill Road (Jun 2018)

Devon Monk - Matilda Case:
#1: House Immortal (Sep 2014)
#2: Infinity Bell (Apr 2015)

N

Chloe Neill - Some Girls Bite (May 2017)

Chloe Neill - Devil's Isle:
#1: The Veil (Dec 2016)
#2: The Sight (Jan 2017)
#3: The Hunt (Dec 2017)

Emma Newman - The Split Worlds:
#1: Between Two Thorns (Apr 2018)
#2: Any Other Name (May 2018)
#3: All is Fair (Sep 2018)
#4: A Little Knowledge (Oct 2018)

Peter Newman - The Vagrant (May 2016)

P

William H. Patterson Jr. - Robert A Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better 1948-1988 (Oct 2014)
Cherie Priest - Fiddlehead (Jun 2015)
Cherie Priest - Brimstone (Aug 2017)

R

Irene Radford - A Spoonful of Magic (Dec 2017)

Hannu Rajaniemi - Jean le Flambeur:
#1: The Quantum Thief (Dec 2014)
#2: The Fractal Prince (Jan 2016)
#3: The Causal Angel (Jan 2016)

Kit Reed - Mormama (Sep 2017)
Deena Remiel - The Book Waitress Series Volume One (Sep 2014)

John Paul Ried - Medford Family Chronicles:
#1: Reckless Ambitions (Jan 2017)
#2: Capricious Deities (Mar 2017)
#3: Pivotal Ruckus (May 2017)

Marsheila Rockwell - Tales of Sand and Sorcery (Jul 2014)

Lauren M. Roy - Night Owls:
#1: Night Owls (May 2015)
#2: Grave Matters (May 2015)

Mark Rude - Devon, the Demon Duck from Hell (Apr 2015)

S

Michael Scott & Melanie Ruth Rose - Mirror Image (Apr 2016)
Gaie Sebold - Shanghai Sparrow (Jan 2017)
Nisi Shawl - Everfair (Feb 2017)
Scott Sigler - Alive (Aug 2016)
Guy N. Smith - Spawn of the Slime Beast (Sep 2016)
Thomas E. Sniegoski - The Demonists (May 2016)
Thomas E. Sniegoski - Walking in the Midst of Fire (Aug 2014)
Julia Verne St. John - The Transference Engine (Dec 2016)
Charles Stross - The Nightmare Stacks (May 2017)

T

Patrick S. Tomlinson - Gate Crashers (Aug 2018)

U

Simon Kurt Unsworth - Thomas Fool:
#1: The Devil's Detective (Sep 2017)
#2: The Devil's Evidence (Jan 2018)

W

Tim Waggoner - Night Terrors (Jul 2014)

Dan Wells - John Cleaver:
#4: The Devil's Only Friend (Sep 2015)
#5: Over Your Dead Body (Jul 2016)

Daniel H. Wilson - Guardian Angels & Other Monsters (Apr 2018)
Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams (eds) - Press Start to Play (Feb 2016)
F Paul Wilson - Fear City (Oct 2015)

Chris Wooding - Ketty Jay:
#1: Retribution Falls (Dec 2016)
#2: The Black Lung Captain (Jan 2017)

The Illustrated Corner

The Illustrated Corner is for graphic novels and comic books. It's been especially fun catching up with old 2000 AD material and discovering First Second.

Alex Alice - Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 (Aug 2017)
Pénélope Bagieu - Brazen (May 2018)
Pénélope Bagieu - Exquisite Corpse (May 2015)
Jack Baxter & Joshua Faudem - Mike's Place (Apr 2015)
Box Brown - Is This Guy for Real: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman (Feb 2018)
Joris Chamblain & Aurélie Neyret - Cici's Journal (Jan 2018)

Tony Cliff - Delilah Dirk:
#2: Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling (Mar 2016)
#3: Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules (Oct 2018)

Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang - In Real Life (Dec 2014)
Ian Edginton & I. N. J. Culbard - Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds (Mar 2015)

Faith Erin Hicks - The Nameless City:
#1: The Nameless City (May 2016)
#2: The Stone Heart (Apr 2016)

Lucy Knisley - Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride (May 2016)
Boaz Lavie - The Divine (Jul 2015)
Matthew Loux - The Time Museum (Mar 2017)
Scott McCloud - The Sculptor (Mar 2015)
Craig McDonald & Kevin Singles - Head Games (Dec 2017)

Grant Morrison & Steve Yeowell - Zenith:
#1: Zenith: Phase One (Dec 2014)
#2: Zenith: Phase Two (Mar 2015)

Robbie Morrison, Steve Parkhouse, Mike Collins, Cliff Robinson & Colin MacNeil - Hondo City Justice (Sep 2014)

George O'Connor - The Olympians:
#8: Apollo the Brilliant One (Feb 2016)
#9: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt (May 2017)

Paul Pope, J. T. Petty & David Rubin - The Fall of the House of West (Oct 2015)
Adam Rapp & Mike Cavallaro - Decelerate Blue (Mar 2017)
Prentis Rollins - The Furnace (Jul 2018)
Mairghread Scott & Robin Robinson - The City on the Other Side (May 2018)
Marcus Sedgwick & Thomas Taylor - Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter (Apr 2018)

Jason Shiga - Demon:
#2: Demon Vol. 2 (Feb 2017)
#4: Demon Vol. 4 (Feb 2018)

John Wagner - Durham Red: Bitch (Oct 2014)
John Wagner, Alan Grant, Brett Ewins, Ron Smith & Steve Dillon - Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 08 (Sep 2014)
Scott Westerfeld & Alex Puvilland - Spill Zone (May 2017)
Maris Wicks - Human Body Theater (Oct 2015)
Arthur Yorinks - Making Scents (Jun 2017)

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends, as the name suggests, is for reviews of non-genre books of any description.

J. V. Baptie - The Forgotten (Jul 2018)
Alan Black - Chasing Harpo (May 2017)
Clay Davis - The X-Troop (Sep 2015)
James Grady - Last Days of the Condor (May 2015)
Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini - The Spook Lights Affair (Dec 2014)

JoAnna Senger - Hermione Daggert:
#1: Betrayal, Betrothal, and Blood (Sep 2014)
#2: Reservation Ravaged (Sep 2014)

Voices from the Past

Voices from the Past is where older genre books are reviewed, generally those older than twenty years. I hope to review more Victorian adventure novels here and, as of November 2015, I'm working through the Doc Savage series in order, one book a month.

Brian Aldiss - Hothouse (Oct 2017)
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale (May 2017)
James P. Blaylock - Lord Kelvin's Machine (Oct 2018)
Basil Copper - Necropolis (May 2016)
Thom Demijohn - Black Alice (Sep 2015)
Emily Devenport - Larissa (Oct 2018)
Emily Devenport - Shade (Sep 2018)
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World (Aug 2014)

Alan Dean Foster - Midworld (Aug 2018)

Alan Dean Foster - Pip & Flinx:
(#7 onwards in The Book Nook)
#1: For Love of Mother-Not (May 2018)
#2: The Tar-Aiym Krang (Jan 2018)
#3: Orphan Star (Feb 2018)
#4: The End of the Matter (Mar 2018)
#5: Flinx in Flux (Jun 2018)
#6: Mid-Flinx (Jul 2018)

Eric Iverson - Elabon:
#1: Wereblood (Aug 2018)
#2: Werenight (Aug 2018)

H. Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (Sep 2015)
Jack Ketchum - Off Season (Feb 2018)

Ursula Le Guin - The Earthsea Cycle:
#1: A Wizard of Earthsea (Feb 2018)
#2: The Tombs of Atuan (Mar 2018)
#3: The Farthest Shore (Apr 2018)

Richard A. Lupoff - Twin Planets:
#1: Circumpolar! (Nov 2014)
#2: Countersolar! (Nov 2014)

Michael Moorcock - Oswald Bastable:
#1: The Warlord of the Air (Jan 2016)
#2: The Land Leviathan (Feb 2016)

Tim Powers - The Drawing of the Dark (Nov 2015)

Kenneth Robeson - Doc Savage:
#1: The Man of Bronze (Nov 2015)
#2: The Land of Terror (Dec 2015)
#3: Quest of the Spider (Jan 2016)
#4: The Polar Treasure (Feb 2016)
#5: Pirate of the Pacific (Mar 2016)
#6: The Red Skull (Apr 2016)
#7: The Lost Oasis (May 2016)
#8: The Sargasso Ogre (Jun 2016)
#9: The Czar of Fear (Jul 2016)
#10: The Phantom City (Aug 2016)
#11: Brand of the Werewolf (Sep 2016)
#12: The Man Who Shook the Earth (Oct 2016)
#13: Meteor Menace (Nov 2016)
#14: The Monsters (Dec 2016)
#15: The Mystery on the Snow (Jan 2017)
#16: The King Maker (Feb 2016)
#17: The Thousand-Headed Man (Mar 2017)
#18: The Squeaking Goblin (Apr 2017)
#19: Fear Cay (May 2017)
#20: Death in Silver (Jun 2017)
#21: The Sea Magician (Jul 2017)
#22: The Annihilist (Aug 2017)
#23: The Mystic Mullah (Sep 2017)
#24: The Red Snow (Oct 2017)
#25: Land of Always-Night (Nov 2017)
#26: The Spook Legion (Dec 2017)
#27: The Secret in the Sky (Jan 2018)
#28: The Roar Devil (Feb 2018)
#29: The Quest of Qui (Mar 2018)
#30: Spook Hole (Apr 2018)
#31: The Majii (May 2018)
#32: Dust of Death (Jun 2018)
#33: Murder Melody (Jul 2018)
#34: The Fantastic Island (Aug 2018)
#35: Murder Mirage (Sep 2018)
#36: Mystery Under the Sea (Oct 2018)

Rafael Sabatini - Captain Blood (Jul 2015)
Guy N. Smith - The Slime Beast (Sep 2016)
Guy N. Smith - The Sucking Pit (Aug 2016)
Connie Willis - Remake (Jul 2016)
Connie Willis - To Say Nothing of the Dog (Aug 2017)

Reel Talk

Reel Talk isn't for books at all; it's for reviews of mostly genre related films that are newly released. As these are predominantly mainstream, I wouldn't cover them at Apocalypse Later, though I have reviewed some as part of Monday Night Roundups at Apocalypse Later Now! The Nameless Zine therefore became a place for me to talk trash (or not) about mainstream movies I saw, mostly at the drive-in.

20 Feet Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
6 Ways to Sundown (2016)
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
Blended (2014)
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Boyhood (2014)
Bullet (2014)
Chappie (2016)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Earth to Echo (2014)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Ex Machina (2016)
The Falling (2015)
Godzilla (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Hercules (2014)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Lucy (2014)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Maleficent (2014)
The Man from UNCLE (2015)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Terminator: Genisys (2016)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)
Wild Card (2015)


Dee's Reviews at the Nameless Zine

My better half also writes for the Nameless Zine, so I thought I'd index her writing here too.

The Book Nook

Kelley Armstrong - Visions (Dec 2014)

Jacey Bedford - Rowankind
#1: Winterwood (May 2016)
#2: Silverwolf (May 2018)

Jenna Black - Guardians of the Night:
#1: Watchers of the Night (Apr 2015)
#2: Secrets in the Shadows (Nov 2014)

Sharon Cameron - The Dark Unwinding (Aug 2016)
Sharon Lynn Fisher - Echo 8 (Sep 2016)
Khurt Khave - Astronomicon Minorem (Mar 2017)
Khurt Khave - Chainsaw Alice in Wonderland (Aug 2015)
Khurt Khave - Scooby Doom and the Cult of Cthulhu (Feb 2017)
Susan Krinard - Black Ice (Aug 2014)
Stephen Leigh - The Crow of Connemara (Jan 2016)

George Mann - Newbury & Hobbes:
#4: The Executioner's Heart (Oct 2014)
The Casebook of Newbury and Hobbes (Feb 2015)

Jaime Lee Moyer - Delia Martin Ryan:
#2: A Barricade in Hell (Jul 2014)
#3: Against a Brightening Sky (Feb 2016)

Lauren Owen - The Quick (Oct 2015)
Lara Parker - Heiress of Collinwood (Feb 2018)

Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:
#1: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Sep 2014)
#2: Hollow City (Jul 2015)
#3: Library of Souls (Aug 2017)

Lisa Shearin - The Ghoul Vendetta (Oct 2018)
Brian Staveley - The Emperor's Blades (May 2015)
Cynthia Ward - The Adventure of the Incognita Countess (Dec 2017)

The Illustrated Corner

Jason Ciaramella - C is for Cthulhu (Apr 2018)
Jason Ciaramella - Sweet Dreams Cthulhu (Apr 2018)
Larry Niven - Ringworld (Sep 2014)
Sara Varon - Sweaterweather & Other Short Stories (Feb 2016)


Michael's Reviews at the Nameless Zine

My eldest son also now writes for the Nameless Zine, so hey, what the heck, here's his writing indexed as well for good measure.

The Book Nook

Alexander Freed - Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company (Jan 2016)
Christie Golden - Star Wars: Dark Disciple (Sep 2015)
Paul S. Kemp - Star Wars: Lords of the Sith (Aug 2015)



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