Monday, October 12, 2015

Down the Stacks #15: Honor Harrington

This week’s Down the Stacks has been a long time in coming.  The Honor Harrington series by David Weber is one I’ve wanted to talk about since I started this blog series, but the sheer size of the series means it’s not something I could consume in the course of a single week.  I still haven’t read all the main-line Harrington books, let alone the various side-series and short story anthologies set in the same universe, but I think I’ve finally come far enough that I can introduce you to the Honorverse and all its wonderful, deep, and detailed complexities.
This promises to be a long one, so let’s be about it.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Down the Stacks #14: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

This week’s selection for “Down the Stacks” is the first volume in the steampunk / alternate history series of “Mark Hodder Present Burton and Swinburne in…” The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack.  It’s a lovely mixture of historical fact, pulpy science fiction, and Victorian British manners.