Sunday, May 5, 2013

Reviewing Time Assassins

Time Assassins
by R Kyle Hannah

During the late 80s and early 90s there were two television series that I found I enjoyed a lot.  Quantum Leap where scientist Sam Beckett keeps getting bounced around in time to correct things that have gone off track and Time Trax which followed a time cop name Darien Lambert around as he retrieved criminals who had escaped into the past to make their fortunes or just plain act psychotic.

Time Assassins goes about the timeline business from a darker angle and also seems to delve into the type of storytelling prevalent in the Watchmen.  An assassins guild in the twenty-third century takes in applicants much like the old Shaolin Monks did in the Kung Fu series with David Caradine.  The apprentices, if accepted, progress through years of study to become assassins or support staff that travel through time to tweak history by removing pivotal decision makers.

This describes the environment that the reader finds themselves coming to terms with as drama and action unfold.  There is romance, rogue operators, a secretive council that is answerable to no one entity and a very rich man who feels the world is his to do with as he pleases.

I enjoyed this excellent adventure which spans a large chunk of history and explore many might have-beens.  This would be a good book for age thirteen and up.

Time Assassins buy link.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Life for this blog Book Review

Babylon Confidential

A Memoir of Love, Sex & Addiction

by Claudia Christian with Morgan Grant Buchanan

"Ivanova is always right.  You will listen to Ivanova."  I was late catching the Babylon 5 bug but once I did I watched it in reruns and on DVD enough to make up for it and become fan worthy.  I am even more of a fan of Claudia Christian now after reading this memoir.  You are awesome and this will do a lot of good.

It is a chronological journey from child to present, from trauma to healing and from addiction to sobriety.  Yeah, that pretty much covers it.  Oh all right.

Claudia hits on disappointment or trauma to healing and victory multiple times in her life and the story rolls through this book in waves.  Naturally the lows are self-explanatory but the highs are not always what you would expect and they paint depth into the image of her character.

One bit that I especially found interesting and irritating was the casting decision made to replace her in season 5 of Babylon 5.  Turns out that was only one show in a varied career for her.  The B5 fan in me satisfied I learned of the other struggles to maintain a career and residences always at the whim of a fickle industry and numerous romances one of which with a namesake I will disown right now.

I celebrate the victory that is your book and journey to balance Claudia.. You are sure it's not the Cmdr. Sinclair method?

Zathros 'No, not the One.'

I recommend this book to anyone who is allowed to decide what they want to read.

Getting your copy

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Next You Universe book sale

For all the readers of the GrindingForward blog and the blogs that get reblogged...yeah that's it.  Prepare to enjoy some benefits.  Until 28JAN13 you can get all of my first three books at 50% off though Smashwords.  Just enter the appropriate code at checkout.

Legacy of Daddy:  TA97M

Next You Interstellar LLC:  FU64K

Having Nice Things:  GB63Y

All may be accessed by clicking on the book covers at Next You Universe

The fourth book Utopian Estates is available through the same.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Next Youi Universe: Procreating.

       The demented creator of the Next You Universe has spit out another work to make four books thus far.

Find them here

and at