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REVIEW: The Fall Is All There Is by C.M. Caplan

C.M. Caplan’s frenetic grimdark novel, The Fall Is All There Is, blends fantasy and science fiction in a brutal post-apocalyptic world dripping with familial drama. The first-person protagonist, Petre, is the youngest among quadruplets,...

REVIEW: The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain

If one were to describe The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, perhaps a way of doing so would be to call it a fish-out-of-water story, sprinkled with a certain irreverent humor that has...

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: City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The City of Last Chances is Ilmar and it’s currently under Palleseen occupation, which the majority of the city’s inhabitants are unimpressed with. To assist with keeping the city in order the Palleseen use...

REVIEW: Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth’s novella, Arch-Conspirator, reimagines the Athenian tragedy, “Antigone,” by Sophocles. Combining a distant future with current themes, Roth increases the pressure and keeps the fuse burning right up until the very end. Each...

REVIEW: 14 by Peter Clines

I’ve always been a big fan of Peter Clines. When I was writing for Permuted Press, he was still with them and introduced me to his amazing Ex-Heroes series about superheroes trying to protect...

REVIEW: Star Wars: Andor

Disney’s stewardship of the Star Wars brand has been somewhat spotty in its handling. I’m going to spare you my opinion on the subject because we would be here all day but I was...

REVIEW: A Gamble of Gods by Mitriel Faywood

A Gamble of Gods is the highly imaginative, world-hopping debut by Mitriel Faywood. With this ambitious novel, Faywood has established herself as an exhilarating new voice in speculative fiction. Faywood’s debut is a genre-defying...

REVIEW: Leech by Hiron Ennes

Leech – In Verdira, a brutal winter encroaches as a replacement arrives for a doctor who just died. Both the dead doctor and the replacement are part of The Institute, where doctors are trained;...

REVIEW: The First Binding by R.R. Virdi

The First Binding is the epic fantasy debut of author R.R. Virdi and is an intriguing and exciting first entry in the Tales of Tremaine series. The novel itself is a massive 817-pages. In...