My name is Steven Klotz. I’m a web developer for NOVICA, a very special international company dedicated to preserving local cultures by providing a profitable venue for traditional handmade goods from jewelry to furniture. My personal passion is for the stories told by and associated with speculative fiction, particularly science fiction.

I’ve kept numerous blogs over the years, but I wanted to dedicate more of my blogging time to reviewing speculative fiction. I’ve used the name MentatJack online for quite a while, and I’m quite excited to using it as a label for this space.

You can find many of my reviews republished on the wonderful Adventures in SciFi Publishing.

Be sure to check out my links and to read list. I update both of those regularly, and lower down on this right hand margin, you’ll find links to reviews of books (and other story delivery units) on other blogs. I keep that list updated over at del.icio.us with the tag book-review.

Lastly (but still rather exciting IMHO) I’ve started work on a project I’ve codenamed TagShadow. It will be a quantitative, visual speculative fiction literature recommendation … thingy.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. I would very much like you to review my novel. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE INDIANS is a sci-fi thriller that makes an analogy between Europeans coming to the Americas and aliens coming to earth.

    Aliens make themselves known only to the United States government through a small series of hostile acts. They shoot down a couple of jet fighters and kidnap a commercial airliner packed with passengers. The one communication they offer is a request for an earth base in an isolated canyon in New Mexico. Whether the aliens have come in peace or not is up to the president to decide. The president’s advisers split. The hawks say not to give up any territory without a fight, what the American Indians should have done with Columbus. The doves say let them land, that it’s insane to start a shooting war with a superior power. The doves hope to deal with them, for the secrets of their technologies.

  2. Steven,

    Sorry it has taken me so long, but I would love to help out with the TagShadow project. If there is anything that someone with my limited skill set can contribute, don’t hesitate to send me a mail.

  3. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and for liking my review on The Casual Vacancy!

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