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Book review: EarthCore by Scott Sigler

This book cannot decide whether it wants to be a near-future thriller, an action romp or science-fiction with a sprinkle of body horror.  At the end, it tries to be everything, but only half-heartedly, leaving much to be desired.  I … Continue reading

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Book review: King of the Road by R. S. Belcher

Two books in one!  Werewolves, killer clowns, ancient alchemy and so much more!  And no Elvis in sight…  The second installment of the Brotherhood of the Wheel series is not as strong as the first one.  With two completely separate … Continue reading

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Book review: The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher

American highways are the battleground of a war between good and evil.  Monsters, both real and in human form, are being hunted by truckers and motorcycle gangs who trace their lineage back to the Knights Templar.  This may sound bombastic, … Continue reading

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Book review: Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

Hunting trans-dimensional monsters in an alternate reality United States?  Heck, sign me up!  I freely admit that the monster hunting niche of urban fantasy holds a special appeal to me, so I was very happy when I realized this would … Continue reading

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Movie review: Color out of Space (2021)

I freely admit that I’m a huge fan of Lovecraft’s writings.  For me, no other classic author struck such a careful balance between exposition and mystery, which let my imagination freely flowing.  His terrors are largely unnamed and not well … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Necromancers in space.  Walking skeletons, magic, sword fights, all in a galactic empire setting with spaceships, planetary invasions, and armies.  Throw in a fairly pedestrian, yet amusing language, and you have a literary concoction that has the potential to blow … Continue reading

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Book review: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire has a very vivid imagination that produced some of the best combinations of folklore, modern fairy tales and urban fantasy in recent years.  Her Wayward Children series is a superb take on classic children literature, with a dark, … Continue reading

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The Name of the Monster was Frankenstein

When it comes to classic science fiction, you have two kinds of people: those who call the monster “Frankenstein”, and those who smugly point out that Frankenstein was its maker; the monster was never named in the book.  Let me … Continue reading

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