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Book Review: KING PESO by Carmen Amato

Grab a margarita and come on down to Acapulco . . . If you can take the heat. KING PESO, the latest Emilia Cruz mystery from author Carmen Amato, is a smart, fast police procedural with a spicy local flair. Detective … Continue reading

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The Immortality Chronicles: A Sci-Fi Anthology for a Cause

I have to admit, I’m a little miffed at Amazon right now. According to their rules, I am ineligible to review The Immortality Chronicles, the latest in Samuel Peralta’s Future Chronicles series. Why? Just because I have a story in … Continue reading

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PARADISI ESCAPE by Tristan James – Sophie’s Choice in Space

There’s a new publishing experiment in town. Inspired by a Hugh Howey post a few years ago, The Paradisi Chronicles is a multi-author, open-sourced science fiction world writ large across generations and galaxies. The founding authors released their first seven … Continue reading

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Nuggets of Space Opera Goodness

What happens when you invite eleven best-selling sci-fi authors to contribute a short story to an anthology? You get Dark Beyond the Stars, a space opera extravaganza filled with  AI and drones and gritty space stations and aliens and… I … Continue reading

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Recreating History One Short Story at a Time

In Alt.History 101, Samuel Peralta adds to his Future Chronicles canon with an alternative history anthology. He and his merry band of authors take on the biggest of questions: What if? What if? is the fiction writer’s best friend. In … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: THE LOYAL NINE by Konkoly and Akart

The Loyal Nine, The Boston Brahmin Book 1, by the co-writing duo of Steve Konkoly and Bobby Akart, is a political thriller with a real world message: Get your act together. The end of the world as we know it … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: THE BLEAK DECEMBER by Kevin Summers

I got a very Stephen King vibe from The Bleak December, the latest installment from the crew at APOCALYPSE WEIRD. You know what I’m talking about: small New England town, creepy goings-on, and ordinary people being twisted by extraordinary, supernatural … Continue reading

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Future Chronicles Does Zombies Right

I have to say, I wasn’t sure about this anthology. You see, I’m not a “zombie guy.” I haven’t watched Night of the Living Dead or The Walking Dead—or really any movie that features the word “dead” in the title. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: CONVERGENCE by Michael Patrick Hicks

Today, we fret about the NSA monitoring our private phone calls or whether Google Glass will infringe on our Fourth Amendment rights, but let’s face it, that’s small potatoes. Suppose every image, feeling, thought, burst of hormones, or adrenalin rush … Continue reading

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New Release: AKAELA by EE Giorgi

The Gaijins call us Kuklas, their word for “mechanical doll.” Akaela, the latest from author EE Giorgi, is a book of contradictions. You might even call it “the future of the past.” Following the Plague in 2189, only two races … Continue reading

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