Tony Daniel says HBO television show “Barry” is a mostly charming confection, even if it ultimately fails to be as funny as it thinks it is. The show is done by episode eight, the story told, the point… Read More
Tony Daniel argues that, while Spymaster and the Harvath series may be fast food reading, you can think of Brad Thor books as the Chick-fil-A sandwiches of thrillers. Thor always turns out a nicely researched quality product with a… Read More
Tony Daniel’s tribute to the late Tom Wolfe, who was one of Tony’s favorite writers and a big influence, appears at The Federalist. Read the essay here.
Tony Daniel reviews CNN host Jake Tapper’s new novel, ‘The Hellfire Club,’ and finds it a regrettable Washington thriller full of cardboard characters, absurd plotting, and relentless historical exposition. Read the review here.
Tony Daniel says Dave Eggers’s new nonfiction offering The Monk of Mokha delivers an entertaining tale weakened by identity politics and economic nonsense. It’s a mostly compelling book about immigrants and American entrepreneurship that gets sidetracked by a pointless desire to… Read More
Tony Daniel has a piece up now at The Federalist, “Your Kids Don’t Want To Read? Make Them Miserable Until They Do!” “I hope people realize it’s a humor piece,” Tony says. “But of course it’s also completely serious!”… Read More
Tony Daniel reviews Bernard Cornwell’s latest historical novel, Fools and Mortals, at The Federalist. Tony says the books is a wry and tough-minded take on Shakespeare’s time, featuring Shakespeare’s younger brother, Richard, as the hero. Lots of historical theater… Read More
Tony writes: “Looking back, it turns out that no book I ever read was about me. None of that matters when reading fiction. But celebrated author Junot Díaz just doesn’t get it.” The essay is here.
Initial copies of Star Destroyers, an anthology edited by Tony Daniel and Christopher Ruocchio, are in at the Baen office. The book will be at booksellers in March. Star Destroyers has some great stories by many Baen-Books-related authors. The basic… Read More
Tony Daniel reviews the Netflix film Bright at The Federalist here.