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Throwback SF Thursday: Scott Oden Presents The Lost Empire of Sol: A Shared World Anthology of Sword and Planet Tales, edited by Jason M. Waltz and Fletcher Vredenburgh

Can writers today still produce stuff with the verve and the flavor—the outright joy—of the pulp and pulpy tales of yesteryear?  The Lost Empire of Sol is evidence they can.  A collection of otherwise unconnected tales set in a far-future, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: A Moon Full of Stars by Jon Mollison

There are a lot of different kinds of post-apocalyptic novels, from Fahrenheit 451 to Hiero’s Journey.  Jon Mollison has graced us with a story much more in the spirit of Hiero’s Journey with A Moon Full of Stars.  Rome is … Continue reading

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Uncanny Collateral Does Not Break Any New Ground, But It Is Plenty Fun

Don’t expect Brian McClellan’s first foray into urban fantasy to blaze any new trails.  This is all ground well-trod by Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, and Richard Kadrey.  Which isn’t to say that Uncanny Collateral isn’t more than welcome.  But we … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Dawn of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese, narrated by J.D. Ledford

I decided to sign up for Audible when I took my new job.  Deciding to leave my wife and toddler in Michigan until we sold our house meant almost 3,000 miles of driving each month (and for considerably longer than … Continue reading

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The Sword of Kaigen is a Character-Driven Fantasy with Maybe the Best Set Piece I’ve Ever Read

High on a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula … Continue reading

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The Dragon Hand is a Solid Fantasy with a Killer Premise

The Dragon Hand is a solid fantasy with a killer premise.  An epic fantasy featuring a dragon as the protagonist?  Yes, please.  The Dragon Hand has great epic fantasy bones and some killer set pieces.  Unfortunately, some weak spots keep … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Tales from the Magician’s Skull vol. 1

We’re going through a mini-short pulp SF revolution right now, and I’m missing out on it because Tales from the Magician’s Skull is only the third different magazine I’ve picked up.  I place it firmly between Skelos and Cirsova.  It … Continue reading

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A Place For War Completes My All-Time Favorite Zombie Series

Daniel Humphrey’s Z-Day now-complete trilogy is awesome.  I would say it is my favorite all-time zombie series, but I haven’t read all that many zombie series.  Buy, yes, it is my favorite all-time zombie series.  And I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Mortu and Kyrus in the White City by Schuyler Hernstrom

“You may talk of cities and justice all you wish.  Tonight, the pagan wins.  My anger will be sated and these wicked people brought to ruin.” Mortu and Kyrus in the White City is a new novella out from Cirsova … Continue reading

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Review of The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Rob Kroese

“Don’t get me wrong, there are worse ways to go out than holding off a Viking horde with a railgun, but it’s not a long-term strategy.” The Dream of an Iron Dragon has such a fun premise: 23rd Century humans … Continue reading

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