Mars is Not Alone

In Mars, National Geographic takes a unique look at our red neighbor, blending science, science fiction, and the difficulties surrounding colonizing the planet. The scientist/explorer crew of the ship Deadalus have mostly acclimated to their life on Mars and have established a colony—Olympus Town—as they study potential life in microbe form.

Mysterious True Incident Paves the Way for Intriguing Story

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (as it is later known) is an actual mystery that occcurred in the Ural Mountains of the then Soviet Union. During the night of February 1, 1959, in the Siberian wilderness, nine experienced Russian hikers slashed open their tent from the inside and ran into a blizzard without proper attire. Interestingly enough, not all of the hikers died of hypothermia. One of the hikers was actually missing her tongue. An investigation by the Russian government concluded that an “unknown compelling force” had caused the deaths. But what was the force? Theories include animal attacks, hypothermia, avalanche, attack by Mansi people (indigenous folk of the region), or some type of military accident. The place where they died is called Kholat Syakhl by the Mansi – Mountain of the Dead.

The Story Peddler

Tanwen is little more than a peasant girl living on the outskirts of her kingdom’s extensive rule, but she has a gift. Tanwen is a weaver, a story peddler. That means she’s able to bring tales to life and sculpt them into crystalized sculptures which may or may not fetch a price.

Is Two Nights Worth the Time?

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs Genre: mystery, suspense Publisher: Random House Publishers Date: July 13, 2017 Reviewed by: Elizabeth Olmedo Fiction Addict Scorecard: C Private Investigator Sunday Night has expertly buried a past and secrets creating an isolated life, void of meaningful relationships or feelings. But when a girl vanishes in the aftermath of a […]

Salem’s Curse: More Twists Than a Series of Roundhouse Kicks      

Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow Genre: paranormal, thriller, suspense Publisher: Amazon digital services Date: February 18, 2017 Reviewed by: Courtney DeWitt Fiction Addict Scorecard: C I recently forged back into e-reading with the addition of NetGalley. Years ago, when my husband gave me my Kindle, I went crazy over the vast catalog of self-published and […]