All Things Anew

Those paying attention might notice that this ye olde website has changed. It’s no longer eichenblog.org, and now lands under the exceedingly bland anthonyeichenlaub.com. One reason for the change is that I do very little blogging these days. The bulk of my writing is short stories and novels. Blogging cuts …

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett comes out May 2nd, and if you’re not reading it by May 3rd I’m going to scowl at you SO HARD. This book is a kind of James Bond fantasy but with emotionally impactful action and a whole lot of depth. Nothing wrong with pure …

7 Things to Know About Belize

I had no idea what I was getting into when we picked Belize as our next family vacation spot. How was I to know that it involved chumming the ocean and then throwing my wife and kid out to swim with the sharks? Was there some way to predict the …

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi is the story of a vast interstellar civilization as it slowly learns of a coming change. Big change. After a thousand years of stability, change can be… jarring. If you’re into grand space opera sci-fi or if you read every single thing John Scalzi …

7 Considerations for the Early Spring Landscape

When the weather warms, as it does, sometimes we like to venture out into the mushy remains of our early spring landscape. *gets mauled by squirrels* SO! Sometimes when the weather gets nice, we like to look at the spring landscape from the safety of our homes, WHERE THERE ARE NO …

Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl

Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl is the kind of story you should read while chugging cheap whiskey straight from the bottle and cussing up a storm. It’s an intense ride full of alchemy, death, and violence. Sometimes it’s nice to read a book with villains who are easy …

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

There should be more books like The Bear and the Nightingale. Lots of them. It is beautiful, and a joy to read. Maybe I’m just a sucker for fantasies packed full of myths and legends. Maybe the Russian origins of this folklore charmed me.