The Sci-fi Fantasy Reader's Review

My Comments on Science Fiction / Fantasy Books and other related media.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vampires depicted in Novels

Vampires are a favorite subject for many authors, some are hearthrobs while others can be terrifying.  Here are four authors who's many characters are vampires; check them out at

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The finale of True Blood

I wasn't able to watch True Blood until last night and it was worth waiting for. The whole maenad was finally resolved with Sam the one who kills her. What's with Eric selling V for the Queen of Louisiana? Is Eric the one behind Bill's kidnapping? What a great cliffhanger for the end of the season! The series is definitely different from the books but I view them as a separate entity. Now I have to wait for next summer. I guess I can watch season 1 again then season 2.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Crystal Healer review

Just finished reading "Crystal Healer" by S L Viehl and I liked it. It is like her other Stardoc books where there is much going on and it's a continuation of the Cherijo Grey Veil story. If you haven't read these before there about a genetically engineered woman who is a genius medical doctor. Her father with help from an alien being was successful in making a gmo person. He didn't know that the caretaker of his daughter was a far advanced alien from a distant dead race.
When Cherijo finds out she goes to the other reaches of the galaxy and becomes a xeno-doctor. The story goes on from there with her father hunting her through out the galaxy with the help of the League (a federation of planets).
I have read every book and one thing I came away with was I didn't care for the main character, Cherijo. She was so involved with medicine that she never thought about the conscequences of her actions. She really bugged me!
In "Rebel Ice" she crash lands on this planet, Akkabarr, and has brain damage which cause amnesia. She believes she was born on that planet and her personality is completely different. I really liked that change of character.
In "Crystal Healer" the ending was a surprise and I'm glad this is S L Viehl's last book of the Stardoc. I won't spoil the ending for those who may want to read this book.