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REVIEW: Necrotown by Alexander Nader

Necrotown by Alexander Nader is a dark urban fantasy noir narrated by Sam Flint, a quasi-immortal private detective living in squalor on the wrong side of Mountain City—not that there’s any right side of...

REVIEW: Bob the Wizard by M.V. Prindle

Bob the Wizard, the debut dark fantasy by M.V. Prindle, is a raucous ride featuring Robert Caplan, or Bob, as his friends know him. Bob is a chain-smoking recovering alcoholic, a foul-mouthed ex-garbage man...

REVIEW: Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead by K. J. Parker

The plot is thoroughly unpredictable and the snarky main character Saevus really made the story for me. 

REVIEW: Cyber Mage by Saad Z. Hossain

The first words from Saad Z. Hossain to his readers in Cyber Mage isn’t, as you’d expect, an opening line designed to hook your attention, or a description of the South Asian-flavored cyberpunk setting...

REVIEW: Jurgen by James Branch Cabell

Before J.R.R. Tolkien, there was James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), a pioneer in the fantasy genre from Richmond, Virginia, who achieved his greatest fame during the roaring 1920s. Cabell published a series of 23 novels...

REVIEW: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Every magnet has two poles, north and south, which can never be separated. The power of the magnet—indeed, the very concept of a magnet itself—necessitates a pairing of these two opposite but complementary poles....

REVIEW: Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by author Jason “David Wong” Pargin is the second installment in the Zoey Ashe series following 2016’s Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. Just as it did in Futuristic Violence, the...