I’ve discovered (and rediscovered) some amazing authors over the years. Some of them a big press authors and other are self-published or small press published authors. In the spirit of sharing and helping you to build your TBR piles, I present you with a few of my favorite authors.
Tag: Dennis W. Green
I discovered the Harry Dresden books in about 2004. I was wandering the stacks of my local public library, feeling a little disaffected. A lifelong sci-fi and fantasy fan, over the previous decade I had largely fled the genre, diving into mysteries, police procedurals, and action thrillers. You might say I traded Harlan Ellison for Harlan Coben. But I still checked out the Sci-Fi section, in the hopes that something new and interesting might strike my fancy. On this particular day, I noticed four books in what was obviously a series, called the Dresden Files. Always a sucker for anything I could enjoy longer than the week it takes to finish most single novels, I read the back cover. Hmm, I remember thinking, The only wizard listed in the Chicago phone book… Promising. Laurel K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison had come up during my self-imposed exile from Fantasy, so this was my first exposure to what I would later learn was called Urban Fantasy. Grafting the supernatural world onto the private eye motif sounded like fun, so I grabbed all four books and was off to the races. I still go back and re-read the series from the start every […]
Back in 2013, I met Dennis at the local science fiction and fantasy convention. After attending his reading, I purchased his first book Traveler, devoured it and have been shouting my love for the book since my first review here on Second Run Reviews. At last year’s ICON, I was thrilled to learn that Traveler would have sequel, Prisoner and was treated to a preview chapter during a late night author reading. I would doubly thrilled when Dennis offered me an eARC of Prisoner earlier this summer. For those of you who have read Traveler, you are in for another wild ride when you pick up Prisoner. Trav Becker and all his doubles are back at it shifting through parallel realities and trying to save the universe. Prisoner moved at a faster pace than Traveler; gone are the interludes. The reader isn’t “forced” to take a break from the action. You are able to read as fast as your eyes and mind can process the words on the page. While Prisoner‘s plot moves at break neck speed, the writing has a more relaxed feel. Trav is in even more trouble with the FBI looking over his shoulder and the stakes […]
A Word from Dennis W. Green As a guy whose day job is about jazz music, “Lagniappe” is a word I’ve come across many times. It’s of Creole origin and means “bonus,” or “a little something extra.” The following is based on my original concept of the ending of Traveler. But it was pretty bleak, and eventually I decided I preferred something slightly more upbeat. But the Traveler saga is about parallel realities, and as I worked on the sequel, it occurred to me that this scene could still fit into the tale. You can enjoy this vignette now as an alternate ending for Traveler. But in Prisoner, you’ll get to see how it also fills out a part of the main story that takes place offstage. Or maybe I’m just to lazy to ever let a scene go to waste. A Little Lagniappe for Second Run Reviews A Quick Review A Review Sneak Peek: Traveler is a science fiction mystery novel. Travis (Trav) Becker has the ability to travel between parallel universes and it turns out another version of himself is hunting down the other versions of himself. Of course, the big question is, Why? Sounds complicated, right? Well, […]