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Monalisa Foster

Age of Samurai–A stunning docudrama

The Ravages of Honor series, has far more in common with feudal Japan than it does with the ballrooms of Regency England.

John Carter of Mars: A Much Needed Character Evolution

John Carter of Mars. The one time that Disney took something and made it better. And then they squandered it.

Episode 1 of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone

Justin Watson and Monalisa Foster discuss episode one of Shadow and Bone based on Leigh Bardugo’s YA Fantasy series.

Outlander’s Season 6 Review

Outlander season six delivers tension and intrigue despite its abrupt ending.

A day in the life 5/20/2022

Writing progress on new project. CorgiSan says “I regret nothing. I learned nothing. I’m not a bit sorry.”

Shadow and Bone–A well-written YA fantasy

Shadow and Bone. Bardugo gets it right. Depth, characters, and well-written. I can see why it’s such a hit.

Lost City Review–When Romance and Comedy Fail

Story needs more than witticism and a neat idea. Why Lost City fails to deliver on its promise.

Excerpt from Resilience, coming June 7, 2022 in Robosoldiers

Excerpt from my short story, Resilience (part of Robosoldiers edited by Stephen Lawson) coming June 7, 2022. Baen Books.

Review: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn is a recommended read. It gets so much right, including what it what was like to survive under the abomination of communism.