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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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Making Peace Is a Deep, Pulpy Adventure

“Actually,” another twitch at his deep voice, and a slight hunching of her shoulders, “we are here to take you into custody, under authority of the Keepers.” The room was silent.  I wondered who would claim ownership of my estate … Continue reading

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Review of Tales of the Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

Tales of the Thieftaker is a collection of short fiction about Jackson’s Ethan Kaille, a conjurer and thieftaker in colonial Boston.  There are ten short stories and one novella—the never before told story of the Ruby Blade mutiny (full TOC … Continue reading

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The Hidden Face has a Great Premise for an Epic Fantasy

A face without a face.  An unmasking that leaves the mask. The Hidden Face has a great premise.  Every several hundred years the “Face” of Akhen is unveiled.  The likeness of the Face and the Face’s powers are either intentionally … Continue reading

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A Place Called Hope is as Much Military Thriller as Zombie Apocalypse Book

Happy belated Thanksgiving.  If you are looking for things to be thankful for, here are a couple: Good books No zombie apocalypse (yet) If you haven’t read Daniel Humphreys’ A Place Outside the Wild, go read my review of that … Continue reading

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A Place Outside the Wild Takes Survival During the Zombie Apocalypse Seriously

Campbellian science fiction, especially hard science fiction, gets a hard time in the quarters I run in.  Epic fantasy is denigrated in favor of slim sword and sorcery paperbacks.  I like a good pulpy adventure as much as the next … Continue reading

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Review of In the Field Marshal’s Shadow by Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan is one of my favorite fantasy authors to hit the scene in the past decade.  His Powder Mage trilogy is the epitome of Flintlock Fantasy, as far as I am concerned.  McClellan has written and self-published a good … Continue reading

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