LitStack Review: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer

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The Southern Reach Trilogy Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance Jeff VanderMeer Release Date:  February 2, 2014 / May 6, 2014 / September 2, 2014 ISBN:  Annihilation – 978-0-374-10409-2; Authority – 978-0-374-10410-8; Acceptance – 978-0-374-10411-5 Back in November, when I wrote a recommendation for Annihilation, the opening book in Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy, the plan was to [….]

LitStack Review: Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

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Submergence J.M. Ledgard Coffee House Press First Edition:  April 1, 2013 ISBN 978-1-56689-319-0 It’s an age-old story:  boy meets girl, they fall in love then are separated by obligations, with the question of whether or not they end up together in the final chapter.  However, J.M. Legard’s novel Submergence is anything but an age-old story, [….]

Author Vince Flynn Dies at 47

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The literary community lost a great talent when Vince Flynn died on Wednesday after a 2-1/2 year battle with prostate cancer.  But for those of us who live in the Twin Cities, the loss of the man is every bit as hard as the loss of the author.  Not only was Flynn – or “just [….]