Phillip McCollum

About me

Writer and reader of alternate history, historical fantasy, and historical fiction.

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Book Review – Zero by J.S. Collyer

“A little faith wouldn’t go amiss, Commander.” Disclosure: I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this novel directly from the author. Zero is the debut novel from author J.S. Collyer and the first in a series of what promises to be a restless, back-of-your-skull-pinned-to-the-seat ride for classical science fiction aficionados. If you’re looking for hard…

How to Read a Novel – Part Two of Two

Imaginative literature primarily pleases rather than teaches. It is much easier to be pleased than taught, but much harder to know why one is pleased. Beauty is harder to analyze than truth. – Mortimer J. Adler I assume you’ve arrived at Part Two because you found agreement with Part One.…

Weekly Recap – July 3rd, 2014

Half of 2014 gone already? Time really is precious, so don’t waste a moment. Make sure you’re happy. Make sure someone else is happy. I drafted out the bones to Part Two on my How to Read a Novel post. I was hoping to put it up this week, but other…

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