Book Review: A NEW DAWN: STAR WARS by John Jackson Miller

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A New Dawn brings a new hope to a galaxy far, far away. Amidst all the hullabaloo about Disney purchasing Lucasarts, Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, one thing became clear – change was inevitable. The greatest change and the most contentious has been removal of all the Star Wars Expanded Universe as canon. With […]

Book Review: The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

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For all the convenient occurrences, over-explained histories and technologies, and the far-too capable Joshua Calvert it’s still a very engrossing story. The Reality Dysfunction presents a unique universe that has so much to tell.

Book Review: OF BONE AND THUNDER by Chris Evans

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The first page for OF BONE AND THUNDER is dedicated to author Chris Evans‘ comrades in Vietnam. The novel’s prologue then takes the reader over a vast, eerie forest, where a flock of birds are promptly ambushed, surrounded, and eaten–by dragons. Vietnam has been portrayed many times across various media, and this may be the first […]

Game Review: Destiny

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Ok, I’m not going to mince words here. The story in Destiny blows. Seriously, Destiny’s script reads like the lead writers dug up every 1990’s D&D quest doodle they ever made, pooled together decades worth of accumulated piles of Star Trek/Wars fan fic, then took turns throwing the resulting scrap paper slush pile at the […]

Book Review: How the White Trash Zombie got her Groove Back by Diana Rowland

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It’s not easy being a White Trash Zombie. One Angel Crawford, self-professed white trash zombie from the swamps of southern Louisiana, has come a long way from her days as a pain-pill-addicted high school dropout with a budding felony record. The fourth installment of Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series finds Angel trying to kick […]

Book Review: Shield and Crocus by Michael R Underwood

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I’m not going to lie. This was an interesting one. A good interesting but on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being ‘Generic Fantasy Land, next exit’, 10 being ‘Whoa, wait a minute, where the hell am I…and… did my exit just get eaten by a cavernous black pit?’. Well, this scores a 10. […]

Book Review: Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer

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Jeff Vandermeer’s work is often connected with the New Weird. This genre is difficult to define, but it typically refers to works that rely on a plot and setting that blend a disproportional amount of the unfamiliar with the familiar. Even though the Southern Reach Trilogy is grounded in the real world (taking place on the gulf […]

Book Review: Resistance by Samit Basu

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It’s 2020, eleven years after the passengers of flight BA142 from London to Delhi developed extraordinary abilities corresponding to their innermost desires. The result is a world overrun with supers. Some use their powers for good, others for evil, and some just want to pulverize iconic monuments and star in their own reality show. See giant […]

Book Review: 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

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Andrew Smith is one of my favorite authors. I don’t otherwise pursue fiction written in the POV of teenage boys, but if they are as entertaining and humorous as his I surely will. If you are offended by the kind of language and thoughts teenage boys have about sex and girls, this probably won’t be […]

Book Review: WORLD OF FIRE by James Lovegrove

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  The story you’ll find in James Lovegrove’s WORLD OF FIRE is a familiar one. A special agent has been recruited to find out what’s gone wrong on a planet with its own rules, political system, and no small amount of problems from its magma-rock mining infrastructure. Oh yeah, and there’s a race of AIs called the […]