The Star of the Sea (Weird Space #4) (10/25/2016)

The Star of the Sea by Una McCormack Published: Abaddon (Oct 25, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Sep 30, 2016)     The Star of the Sea. Stella Maris. The inhospitable world made habitable by the mysterious Weird is the focus of this epic interstellar adventure. The Weird Space series continues in this epic 4th installment by Una McCormack. The novel is natural continuation of The Baba Yaga by Una McCormack and Eric Brown and may contain spoilers for it. In The Star of the Sea, the reader is brought back to the desert world of Stella Maris to explore the results Read More …

Bridging Infinity (Infinity Project #5) (11/08/2016)

Bridging Infinity by Jonathan Strahan Published: Solaris (Rebellion) (Nov 8, 2016) Posted: Sep 15, 2016     Bridging Infinity is the latest science fiction anthology from the Infinity Project by Johnathan Strahan. His well-written introduction poses a question that forms the basis for the anthology’s tight scope. In an age of understanding, with advanced scientific tools, can engineering concepts found in sci-fi help us solve the problems we face today? This anthology provides readers with 16 speculative short stories by some of the greatest authors in the field. The topics in these stories run the gamut of sci-fi’s most beloved Read More …

The Baba Yaga (Weird Space #3)

The Baba Yaga by Una McCormack & Eric Brown Published: Rebellion (Abaddon) (Jan 1, 2015) Posted: Goodreads (Sep 27, 2016) Warning: Graphic Language   The Baba Yaga by Una McCormack and Eric Brown is the third novel in the Weird Space series. A standalone space adventure, The Baba Yaga tells the story of an ex-intelligence analyst, Delia Walker, and her quest for peace in a war torn galaxy. This review was written in anticipation of The Baba Yaga‘s follow-up novel, The Star of the Sea (10/25/2016). The inner worlds – part of an empire named the Expansion – are threatened Read More …

4001 A.D. (Graphic Novel) (10/25/2016)

4001 A.D. by Matt Kindt Published: Dynamite (Oct 25, 2016) Posted: Sep 19, 2016     4001 A.D. by Matt Kindt is science fiction graphic novel featuring sleek art and illustrations by Clayton Crain and David W. Mack. This graphic novel combines all 4 parts of the previously released Rai series. While the story leaves a lot to be desired, the journey is aesthetically pleasing and fun to read. The story is surprisingly simple and focuses on the atrocities committed by an all powerful artificial intelligence. A megalomaniacal entity, The Father pacifies the masses living onboard the floating satellite city Read More …

The Apothecary’s Curse (10/11/2016)

The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett (Blogcritics) Published: Pyr (Oct 11, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Sep 3, 2016)     The Apothecary’s Curse is an upcoming fantasy novel set in an alternate Victorian England and modern day Chicago. Alternating between two timelines, the novel explores humanity through the lens of its two immortal protagonists: Doctor Simon Bell and the mysterious apothecary, Gaelan Erceldoune. Over the centuries, they’ll need to work together to overcome many obstacles and unravel the secret of their affliction. The author concocts a masterful blend of the finest storytelling elements. With a tempered hand, Bell and Erceldoune’s story Read More …

The Twilight Zone: The Shadow (Graphic Novel)

The Twilight Zone: The Shadow by David Avallone Published: Dynamite (Oct 18, 2016) Posted: Sep 16, 2016     “How many Shadows does a Shadow cast?” – The Twilight Zone / The Shadow The Twilight Zone: The Shadow by David Avallone is the graphic novel release of four comic books issues. A long time fan of both The Shadow and The Twilight Zone, I was skeptical as to whether or not a combination of the two would be worth reading. Putting it bluntly, the idea of this crossover might strike you as bat shi… erm, crazy. So is this crazy Read More …

The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur #1)

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi Published: Gollancz (Sep 1, 2010) Posted: Goodreads (Nov 14, 2014) Edited: Sep 10, 2016     [Edited 9/10/2016 — This is a review of one of the greatest post-singularity science fiction novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading. The novel contains plenty of action and high-tech speculation. A large part of this review was written back in 2014, prior to me claiming the all powerful mantle of “Reviewer.” Tread carefully. There are probably a ton of grammatical mistakes. Although it contains some spoilers, they are no more numerous than those found in the famous Read More …