Thursday, February 11, 2010

XOMBIES Apocalypticon reviewed... me at- .
It's marketed as regular adult Science Fiction, but I think you'll like it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Comments Enabled

Yunaleska let me know Comments were still restricts.  This was leftover from when I was pregnant and worried I wouldn't be available to moderate for periods of time.  Comments are now enabled, although they get sent to me for approval before being published.  I know this slows down any potential conversation, but I want to make sure my younger friends are not harrassed or insulted. 

Monday, January 11, 2010

Blog Renovation Brainstorming

Hello, YA-SciFi Geniuses!  My baby is out of the newborn stage and the holidays are over, so I'm thinking of renovating this blog and reactivating.  I still have a lot going on in my life, but I've learned I need to balance what I need to do with what I like to do or I'll go nuts.  What's the old saying?  "All work and no play makes Jane a very dull girl."  Or something like that.  I got to have my little creative outlets.
I've especially been nostalgic about Star Trek Voyager lately and am brainstorming ideas on how to incorporate that nostalgia.

I want to keep up with news on the new Star Trek movies too.

Of course, I'm always on the lookout for good books for you all, but it's not easy.  There are so few of them to begin with.  The ones which don't insult your intelligence often have flat characters which would bore you to death.  I'm committed to reviewing one Young Adult book a month at my regular book review blog, giving preference to anything Science Fiction-flavored and including books not necessarily marketed to young people, but which I think will appeal. 
Here's a few good ones in the Temporal Vortex I think you'll like-
CRASHED by Robin Wasserman.  It's already out and you might find it in a good library. I reviewed the first in her series, SKINNED, a while back.  Scroll down.  I don't know if this one will be sent to me.
LEVIATHAN by Scot Westerfeld.  He wrote the UGLIES series.  I own this one already.  Looks really steampunkish.
XOMBIES Apocolypticon by Walter Greatshell.  I just reviewed the first, APOCALYPSE BLUES, in November.  The new one comes out February.  I'll review it when it gets to me.  It's written for growed-ups too, but I think you'll love it anyway.  The first one made my Top Ten for 2009.
So, anyway, I'll keep brainstorming and let you all know.  If you have any ideas, feel free to comment or email.

THOSE OF MY BLOOD by Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Reviewed by me at-
Alien vampires, not your standard Blood-Sucking Dead Guys.
This was written for the growed-ups a while back, but I think you'll like it if you remember teens weren't the intended audience.  There's nothing more graphic than you'd find in a PG-13 movie, tops.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kimber An's Top Ten Books of 2009 and My Thoughts on the new Star Trek movie

I thought I should let you all know, since I've had to meld this blog with my regular book review blog, Enduring Romance.  Several books of interest to my younger friends scored this year.
P.S. I finally got to watch the new Star Trek movie.  I was ssooooo worried I'd hate it, because I love the original Star Trek so much.  But, I absolutely loved it!  Every freakin' thing about it!  Kirk was hot.  Spock had such a good mommy.  Special effects were NOT overdone, something which George Lucus has such a hard time with.  I cried when Kirk's daddy died at the beginning.  Sulu's retractable sword was so very cool.  Even Uhura, whom some of my generation did not like so much in this movie because she wasn't much like the Uhura we knew and loved in the old series, was wonderful!  Loved her.  Scotty was hilarious.  McCoy was too.  It was just great.
And Chekov was so cute I just wanted to bake him some cookies.  If I was twenty years younger, I would've been squeeling like a stuck pig.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The New STAR TREK Movie is Mine!

If ya'll remember, I was too busy giving birth to watch it in theaters.  Now do you realize the sacrifices parents sometimes have to make for their children?????  It's out on DVD this week. 

Sunday, November 8, 2009

XOMBIES reviewed... me at Enduring Romance
It's not labeled Young Adult, but I think you'll like it.  Oh, and they're not zombies, they're XOMBIES.  'Kay?  It's Science Fiction.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

New, okay, Morphed Review Blog

My good review buddy, Tia, has morphed her Fantasy Debut blog into 'Debuts & Reviews.'  I thought you all might be interested because she's expanding beyond the Fantasy genre and debuts.