A good literary chef knows that it’s wise to sample the local cuisine, to learn the flavors of your home. Today, I’ll be dipping into that local cuisine as we tuck into Double Life, the start of a space opera feast that promises exploration, space pirates, and bounty hunting galore. Throwing off the strict measurements of a hard sci-fi recipe is usually a treat. So does does Double Life do the local foodies’ proud or is it not up to snuff?
We’ll find out! First, however, let’s bring up the logs of the U.S.S. Starving Review for our mission parameters:
I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible
We start off our Local Authors Extravaganza by inviting S. Usher Evans, author of the Raiza series among others, into the kitchen for a talk. There’s no need for further preamble, so let’s crack into it, shall we?
Just a quick, additional update to prepare you, my literary foodies, for the weeks to come!
Starting next week, I’ll be tackling the pile of books from local authors I bought/received during Pensacon this year. As you all know, I love my fellow creators, starting both my review service and editing services with aiding the indie writer and the local writer out. This is just a natural extension of that!
I have five delightful authors to go through, staring with the ever-lovable S. Usher Evans and the first book of her Raiza series, Double Life. I hope you all enjoy and find a fresh new author to love!
Day one of Pensacon 2016 is a wrap for me! I talked to a lot of great people (big props to the always delightful S. Usher Evans, the ever tall Dave Butler, and all the great local authors that didn’t have their business cards so my poor memory doesn’t remember by name), had my picture taken a lot, and fought my newly (and poorly) designed straps.
Needless to say, the sandwich board is under repairs as we speak to get ready for day 2! There are still plenty of prizes left to hand out and the SPECIAL prize is still to be grabbed!