Quantum Leap: Random Measures (1994) – Ashley McConnell

After Search and Rescue I had to step away from Quantum Leap books for awhile, not only cause it was my least favourite to date, but I had other things to read (my To Be Read pile is not going to read itself) and reading the blurb for Random Measures, the next book in the…

Episode Thirteen (2023) – Craig DiLouie

Orbit Books brings me my first real creepy novel of 2023, Episode Thirteen. Using the familiar structure of the found footage genre, something that has been co-opted successfully for all of the ghost-hunting shows that seem to plague reality television, DiLouie compiles a literary found footage film, offering up video transcripts, EVP recordings, text messages,…

The Night Travelers (2023) – Armando Lucas Correa

Simon & Schuster Canada was kind enough to send me a copy of Armando Lucas Correa’s latest, The Night Travelers, and I was delighted to find myself completely swept up in the narrative he created, weaving historical fact into a multi-generational tale of mothers and daughters. Through the eyes of Ally, Lilith, Nadine and Luna…

Imaginary Friend (2019) – Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chobsky, perhaps currently best known as the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, gets his Stephen King on with his latest novel, Imaginary Friend, a tale of horror that pits a small town against itself in a battle of good versus evil. At the heart of the story is young Christopher, and…

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (2018) – Stuart Turton

An Agatha Christie story with some Ground Hog Day/Quantum Leap thrown in for good measure? When I read the blurb on The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle I was immediately intrigued. Turton’s execution of the story is whipsmart and incredibly enjoyable, combining classic English mystery with some time loops. What’s not to love? Sebastian Bell…

Quantum Leap: Search and Rescue (1994) – Melissa Crandall

While I didn’t actively dislike this entry in the Quantum Leap novel series, it is arguably the weakest of the bunch so far, and the only thing that really makes it a Quantum Leap story is the fact that both Sam Beckett and Al Calavicci are in it. But there are a number of continuity…

Rendezvous with Rama (1973) – Arthur C. Clarke

I remember the first time I read this novel. My friend Dennis recommended it to me and conveniently enough, he had the entire series at hand, and I blazed through them. That was almost two decades ago, and I honestly don’t recall all the details of the story, but I know I loved the wonder…

Quantum Leap: Knights of the Morningstar (1994) – Melanie Rawn

Sam Beckett and Al Calavicci find themselves in the middle of a medieval joust?! Sam hasn’t leapt outside of his own life, he’s leaped into a renaissance faire, a group of weekend knights competing in league battle in 1987. Sam quickly finds himself as Phil Larkin who is in the middle of a potential romantic…

Star Trek: Picard – Second Self (2022) – Una McCormack

Simon & Schuster tapped author Una McCormack to deliver a second Star Trek Picard tale and this time she lets the reader join Raffi Musiker on a diplomatic mission with a secret agenda to bring a war criminal to justice. Set after the events of Picard: Season One and following on the heels of the…

Quantum Leap: Prelude (1994) – Ashley McConnell

Ashley McConnell’s fourth Quantum Leap novel, Prelude, reworks some of the events seen at the beginning of the pilot, ties directly in with her second novel, Too Close For Comfort, and takes us back to when Doctor Sam Beckett and a newly retired Admiral Al Calavicci reconnected following the shutdown of Project Starbright to focus…