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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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Scavengers is a Fun Weird Western Yarn Starring an Underappreciated Historical Gunman

It’s a hard thing to be a living legend.  To be told by a prophet of God that if you never cut your hair no bullet nor blade can harm you.  True enough, in some twenty-five since the night he … Continue reading

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