Category Archives: Fiction

Why Dune Shouldn’t Be Gender-Swapped

Good morning, campers.  Today, here at Catholic Geeks, we’re going to play Let’s Kick The Woke Hornets’ Nest And See How Much The Internet Loses Its S**t. Step right up, folks. I was at home, minding my own business, when … Continue reading

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Catholic Book Release: Crusader (Saint Tommy, NYPD Book 5)

Crusader is here. Still working abroad, Detective Tommy Nolan has a hot tip that leads him to Germany. Women and children are disappearing from Catholic Bavaria. The local police have their hands tied. Tommy is the last hope for answers. Yet … Continue reading

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Debunking Liars Who Didn’t Bother Watching the Show They Criticize: A Babylon 5 Fisk (Part Two)

So, here we are again for another extended romp through the cesspool at Tor.com. Jennifer Geisbrecht (achoo) didn’t finish spewing her vitriol at Babylon 5 in a short post, so it’s taking me twice as long to prove she’s wrong. … Continue reading

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Debunking Liars Who Didn’t Bother Watching the Show They Criticize: A Babylon 5 Fisk (Part One)

I know, it’s been a while.  Life happened, and the blog got buried under things like getting married, moving, getting a new job, and getting pregnant. Yeah. But then my dear husband read this blog post to me this morning, … Continue reading

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Just a Girl: a Captain Marvel Review

The stage is set. Avengers: Endgame looms on the horizon, its plot shrouded in mystery, following on the heels of Infinity War, a gargantuan (or, some would say, titanic) crossover epic. In between the two films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe … Continue reading

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Elevate: an Into the Spider-Verse Review

Originally, I was going to write a piece talking about how different my experiences were when I saw Aquaman and Into the Spider-Verse within days of one another over the holidays. Then, on a whim, I went on my own … Continue reading

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Review: The Brave and The Bold

Finally, we get The Brave and the Bold: Book 3 of The Hidden Truth. You may remember that the previous two books in the series explored an alternate history where 9-11 killed President Al Gore, destroyed the White House, spared … Continue reading

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Review: Fade, by Daniel Humphreys

With the novel Making Peace, I noted that I found the successor to Terry Pratchett. Now, it seems I’ve tripped over the spiritual successor to Jim Butcher. Where the hell have all of these people been hiding? Yes, yes, I know … Continue reading

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Review: War Demons

The Devil went down to Georgia. He was looking for a soul to steal.And this time, he isn’t coming with a violin. Welcome to War Demons, by Russell Newquist.** When he came home, so did they… Driven by vengeance, Michael … Continue reading

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Castlia House Reviews Hell Spawn

Over at Castalia House, Jon Mollison reviewed Hell Spawn. Played entirely straight, the result is an urban fantasy for people who don’t like urban fantasy. Instead of the usual kitchen sink approach as seen in the “Iron Druid” series and … Continue reading

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Writing an action Saint

Hell Spawn was a nice change because I was forced by the character to make him a good guy.If I have one running theme in my books, it’s that “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Chuck Wendig

Editor’s Note: If you are unaware of it, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig went on an extended tirade online against Star Wars fans for being racist, bigoted, white supremacist, misogynistic, illiterate, masculinist, mediocre, and possessing an overabundance of earwax. Okay, that last part … Continue reading

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The Dragon Award nominated Honor at Stake is Undead Once More

You’d think with all my experience on Twitter, I’d have more pithy titles. Anyway, yes, Honor at Stake is back. The Award nominated book is possibly the best thing I’ve ever done. If you don’t believe me, look at the … Continue reading

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“Annihilation” and My Spiritual Journey

About halfway through Lent, I decided to check out a new sci-fi horror film called Annihilation, which follows a group of scientists on an expedition into a mysterious “shimmer” that has already swallowed up multiple military teams. It’s an excellent … Continue reading

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Steel Yourself for the Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist

As you might expect, I approached Netflix’s live-action version of Fullmetal Alchemist with some trepidation. Sure, it’s far from my favorite anime, but a guy can worry. After all, there’s not exactly a stellar track record for live-action versions of … Continue reading

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Catholic Geek Lecture on the Hero’s Journey

This Saturday (yes, it’s short notice; sorry about that), I’ll be giving an online lecture through the Catholic Writers Guild. The topic is on the Hero’s Journey, a concept invented and popularized by Joseph Campbell. Here’s the blurb: March 24 … Continue reading

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To the Stars: a Quick Take on “The Expanse”

This series has been on my radar for a while, despite my not knowing very much about it, other than the fact that it was a TV series on SyFy. I eventually got around to watching the first season, and … Continue reading

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Book Awards Season, 2018

If you’re like me, you’re a little weary of posts about awards. Though I’m of the persuasion where I ignore everything but book awards, and I still ignore most of those. This will be a quick reminder for those out … Continue reading

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Review: The Torchship Trilogy

Today, we present Torchship by Karl K. Gallagher Imagine, if you will, a Firefly that did not suck… and that it is written by David Weber, before Weber’s world became Game of Starships with 500 characters you can’t remember.   A captain who’ll … Continue reading

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A Review of The Last Jedi

The reviews on The Last Jedi range from “IT’S THE BEST THING EVA!!!” To “IT”S WORSE THAN THE PREQUELS!!” Yeah… no. My first real problem with The Last Jedi was when I heard that The Force Awakens had to have its ending redone … Continue reading

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