Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Nov 22, 2016) Original Post: Cross-posted(Jan 24, 2017)     SPOILER WARNING: Arcanum Unbounded features major spoilers for Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive, and Elantris. This review contains spoilers for Mistborn & The Stormlight Archive. This anthology is best suited for fans of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere. ~ Arcanum Unbounded is a collection of fantasy novellas by Brandon Sanderson. All of the stories are set in his Cosmere universe. Each planetary system explored is prefaced by the White Sand’s Worldhopper Khriss. This unique perspective allows Sanderson’s observations Read More …

The Alchemists of Loom (1/10/2017)

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1) by Elise Kova Published: Keymaster Press (Jan 10, 2017) Posted: Cross-posted (Dec 31, 2016)     The Alchemists of Loom marks the beginning of a new fantasy series by Elise Kova. Combining Steampunk and high fantasy, the author revitalizes the questing-high fantasy genre, creating a detail-rich world with unparalleled originality. Alchemists may be extremely easy to read, but don’t let that fool you, there’s a lot to love here! Loom is a world of opposites. Controlled by a powerful race of magic-wielding beings known as Dragons, the downtrodden, gray-skinned Fenthri are forced to Read More …

Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3)

Death’s End by Liu Cixin (tr. Ken Liu) Published: Tor Books (Sept 20, 2016) Posted: Cross-posted (Dec 25, 2016) [Series Spoilers! See: The Three-Body Problem (Book #1) & The Dark Forest (Book #2)]     “Better leave the rest unsaid, Beauty, darkness, vehemence Let the old sea-nurses keep Their memorials of sleep And the Greek sea’s curly head Keep its calms like tears unshed Keep its calms like tears unshed.” – L.G. Durrell Death’s End is the final novel in Liu Cixin’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. It continues the epic story set in motion by The Three-Body Problem and Read More …

Resistance (Divided Elements #1) (1/30/17)

Resistance (Divided Elements #1) by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky Published: KYRIJA (Jan 30, 2017) Posted: Dec 9, 2016     In the post apocalyptic wastelands of France, one nation-state remains vigilant against a dying world. Within the walled city of Otpor, life has no uncertainties. Humans are created through artificial means. The process both eliminates disease and grants mankind with great skill and unparalleled ability. The Commonwealth of Otpor is a Utopia ruled by the consent of the people. The only true crime warranting capital punishment? Freedom. Chaotic and unpredictable, all forms of resistance is abhorred. While jobs are chosen by people, Read More …

First Impression of Empire Games by Charles Stross (Sample) (1/17/17)

Empire Games (Empire Games #1) by Charles Stross Published: Tor Books (Jan 17, 2017) Posted: NetGalley, Medium (Nov 29, 2016) Tentative Rating: 2 to 3 Stars*     Charles Stross is one of the greatest futurists of science fiction. Not only was he one of the first great post-singularity novelists, but he also gave artificial intelligence a lot of legitimacy in his works. So, when I saw a 150-page sample of his new Empire Games on NetGalley, I dropped everything to read it. I don’t normally write reviews of samples but, hey, it’s Charles Stross! What follows is my impression Read More …

Signal to Noise

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published: Solaris (Feb 10, 2015) Original Post: Edge, Goodreads, Medium (Nov 23, 2016)     “In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” – TS Eliot “Why can’t music be magic? Aren’t spells just words you repeat? And what are songs? Lyrics that play over and over again. The words are like a formula.” – Signal to Noise   Signal to Noise explores music and magic in a story that bridges two decades. Through the turbulence of youth to the uncertainties of adulthood, the novel blends modern Read More …

The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #2)

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin (tr. Joel Martinsen) Published: Tor Books (Aug 11, 2015) Posted: Goodreads (Nov 15, 2016) [Spoilers! Review of the first novel: The Three-Body Problem]     “Everything has an ending. The sun and the universe will die one day, so why should humanity believe that it ought to be immortal?”   Remembrance of Earth’s Past is a hard sci-fi trilogy by Liu Cixin (tr. Joel Martinsen) that focuses on Earth’s impending doom from an envious alien race. The Dark Forest is the second novel in the trilogy and continues the saga of the Earth-Trisolaris Conflict. Read More …

Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow (11/08/2016)

Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow by Jason Heller & Joshua Viola Published: Hex Publishers (Nov 8, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 31, 2016)     Speculative fiction has come a long way since the long nights spent at the Chatsubo. The torrents of neon reflected rain drops, once painting the megaplex streets like technicolor oil paint, have ceased. Noir is nostalgia. Adapting to the times, the punk of tomorrow has become a dark reflection of our present. Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow embraces this and emphasizes the need for the genre to be malleable, technically, socially, and environmentally in-tune Read More …

Invisible Planets: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese SF in Translation (11/01/2016)

Invisible Planets by Ken Liu Published: Tor Books (Nov 1, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 24, 2016)     Invisible Planets: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese SF in Translation is a collection of Chinese speculative short fiction edited and translated by Ken Liu. A master of storytelling in his own right, Liu shares 13 stellar visions of the future by 7 of China’s top science fiction writers. It also features 3 essays that examine the role of sci-fi in modern China. This collection includes stories from Chen Quifan, Xia Jia, Ma Boyong, Hao Jingfang, Tang Fei, Cheng Jingbo, and Liu Cixin. Read More …

Savant

Savant by Nik Abnett Published: Solaris (Oct 4, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 14, 2016)     Science Fiction is the genre of taking chances. Rolling the dice, Savant by Nik Abnett explores what it means to be human from an entirely new perspective. The story revolves around a single deviation in an otherwise ordered existence… a single change that threatens to upend the planet’s safety. The Earth’s Shield must be maintained at all costs. But when one of its protectors is distracted, does the center hold? Tobe is a creature of habit. A highly respected Master at one of Earth’s Read More …

The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin (tr. Ken Liu) Published: Tor Books (Nov 11, 2014) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 9, 2016)     The Three-Body Problem is the first novel in a trilogy of hard sci-fi novels titled Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Lu Cixin (tr. Ken Liu). Tor’s recent release of the trilogy’s third novel, Death’s End, sparked my interest to read this series from the beginning. Simply put: this is the best Hard SF extraterrestrial story I’ve ever read. “In China, any idea that dared to take flight would only crash back to the ground. The gravity of reality Read More …

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 …

Under the Amoral Bridge (The Bridge Chronicles #1)

Under the Amoral Bridge by Gary Ballard Published: CreateSpace (January 31, 2008) Posted: Goodreads (Aug 28, 2016)   Under the Amoral Bridge by Gary Bollard is the first novel in The Bridge Chronicles trilogy. Originally published in installments on the author’s blog, Amoral Bridge is a story about a hacker-turned-fixer named Artemis Bridge. With a healthy bit of hatred towards the human race, Bridge is forced to play a game of dealing in deadly secrets with morally reprehensible enemies. Artemis knows people. Whether you have a dirty deed that needs doing or a festering secret that needs burying, he can Read More …

Zero History (Blue Ant #3)

Zero History by William Gibson Published: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Sep 7, 2010) Posted: Goodreads (Aug 26, 2016) [Start here: Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant #1) & Spook Country (Blue Ant #2)]   “Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” – William Gibson “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.” – Hubertus Bigend   Zero History is the epic conclusion to William Gibson’s Blue Ant trilogy. In the novel, the author distills a lot of what made Pattern Recognition great and expands upon it successfully. Gibson gives us an original and well written Read More …

Spook Country (Blue Ant #2)

Spook Country by William Gibson Published: Putnam Adult (Aug 7, 2007) Posted: Goodreads (Aug 15, 2016) [Review of Pattern Recognition]     “We have no future… For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly … our present is too volatile.” – Pattern Recognition “Secrets… are the very root of cool.” – Hubertus Bigend, Spook Country Summary Spook Country is the second novel in William Gibson’s Blue Ant trilogy. While it’s unlike the first novel in many ways, Spook Country is an interesting work of speculative fiction that manages to blend high technology, espionage, mystery, and Read More …

Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening (Issues #1-6) (Graphic Novel)

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. – Monstress synopsis, Image Comics This article combines reviews of the 6-part single issue release of the ARC Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening graphic novel. If you prefer to read each review at a time, you Read More …

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2)

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Mar 4, 2014) Posted: Goodreads     Words of Radiance is the second installment of Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive. If this is your first Stormlight Archive novel, you should probably go check out The Way of Kings as this review contains a few spoilers! If you read and enjoyed the first volume, the second will blow your mind! *** Where The Way of Kings establishes the detail rich world of Roshar, complete with a large assortment of characters, Words of Radiance expands upon that depth a Read More …

The Peripheral

The Peripheral by William Gibson Published: Oct 28, 2014 Posted: Goodreads (Jan 15, 2015)     The Peripheral is a novel that combines a lot of elements of other works of science fiction and manages to create something new and interesting. The tone is Gibson at his finest, complete with a dystopian glimpse of the future and terrific characters. The novel’s world is described in split timelines: one is a world inhabited by former special ops, ex-Marine, Burton Fisher and his sister, Flynne Fisher. Burton Fisher – a former high-tech recon Special Forces soldier – suffers from haptic feedback issues, Read More …

Altered America: Steampunk Stories

Altered America: Steampunk Stories by Cat Rambo Published: Plunkett Press (Jun 12, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Aug 4, 2016)     Altered America: Steampunk Stories by Cat Rambo is a collection of the author’s short stories. Unlike other Steampunk works, Rambo focuses on crafting an alternate history of the world in which dreadful magic returns and supernatural threats run rampant. Most of the stories take place in America during the mid-1800s, early 1900s. Unlike other shorts in the genre, those in Altered America focus on a singular, pivotal event: the mysterious return of fairies, heralding in other forms of magic and Read More …

White Sand (White Sand #1) (Graphic Novel)

White Sand (White Sand #1) by Brandon Sanderson Published: Dynamite Entertainment (Jun 28, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Jul 24, 2016)     White Sand is New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s first graphic novel. While it’s based on his unpublished first novel of the same name, it’s been re-imagined and released in a visual form. The graphic novel is written by my favorite fantasy novelist, but does past success transfer to this medium? White Sand takes place on the planet of Taldain, in the author’s Cosmere, the same “universe” as his Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series. Taldain is tidal locked, Read More …

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Aug 31, 2010) Posted: Goodreads (Jul 21, 2016) 🙂   TL;DR – This is a long review of The Way of Kings. The novel features an in-depth and heavily detailed world complete with excellent characters and strong story. The character development, political climate, and magic system are all noteworthy. The review should be relatively spoiler free. TWoK is a true masterpiece and an excellent start to an intriguing series. 5/5 and highly recommended! *** The Way of Kings is the first installment of The Stormlight Archive. Read More …

Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu

Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love by Mercedes M. Yardley Published: Ragnarok Publications (Sep 8, 2013) Posted: Goodreads (Jul 8, 2016)     Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love is the strange story about love between two fundamentally broken creatures. While it possesses elements of both science fiction and horror, the novella is more poetry-made-prose than anything else. This novella tells the tale of Montessa and Lu. Montessa is a deeply introspective and depressed young woman, craving love but only ever receiving physical and sexual abuse at the hands of family and Read More …

Secret History (Mistborn #3.5)

Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson Published: Dragonsteel Entertainment, Ltd. (Jan 26, 2016 ) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 30, 2016)     (Secret History and this review contains spoilers of the first three Mistborn novels.) Did the survivor actually persist past death? What secrets does the Eleventh Metal hold? What is the larger state of the Cosmere Mistborn: Secret History explores those questions in the form of a novella. The best way to read Secret History is after the 2nd novel of the Wax & Wayne series, The Bands of Mourning. So, including The Eleventh Metal (a short story prologue to Read More …

The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6)

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Jan 26, 2016) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 28, 2016)     The Bands of Mourning raises the bar for Wax & Wayne, taking everything Shadows of Self got right and expands upon it. It is by far the best of Wax & Wayne and well worth your time. Whereas past Wax & Wayne novels may have lacked the “epic” feel prior to the last half of Shadows of Self, Bands truly elevates Mistborn’s latest Era into the realm of epic fantasy. It contains so many different types of scenes – from Read More …

Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5)

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Oct 6, 2015) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 24, 2016)     TL;DR- Wow. If you like Mistborn, buy this now. The scope and depth of this novel will remind you of The Fallen Empire. Yet it stands on its own as being one of the best Mistborn books to date. Outstanding. *** Mistborn’s world is forged in metal. From it’s groundbreaking beginning, The Last Empire, to it’s latest incarnation starting with The Alloy of Law, the series has been about prophecy, ascendancy, growth and change. Shadows of Self exemplifies these constants, helping Read More …

The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4)

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Nov 8, 2011 ) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 18, 2016)     Alloy of Law is the beginning of Mistborn Era 2 (the second set of books after the Mistborn Trilogy). While it isn’t the second trilogy’s official beginning, it’s a fun adventure filled with loveable characters in a ten of the century, late 1800s-type setting. If you love fantasy and Victorian-esque literature (or the brief expansion of the American Midwest during the mid to late 1800s), you’ll thoroughly enjoy Era 2. Just insert automobiles and magic and you’ve got some Read More …

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Apr 28, 2009) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 14, 2016)     Outstanding finale for one of the greatest fantasy series I’ve ever read. If you thought the first two Mistborn novels were good, you’ll love this. Essentially continues the story of Elend and his army as well as former members of Kelsier’s crew. There’s also some pretty epic things that have been brewing for the last two books. There’s lots of action, comedy, sad moments and amazing storytelling. Just as face paced tempered with plenty of detail and excellent writing. Essentially Read More …

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Aug 21, 2007) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 2, 2016)     This is the second book in the Mistborn series and it’s absolutely amazing. The same well written and carefully constructed story you’d expect from a follow-up to The Last Empire and yet even more to love. This novel continues with the court intrigue in the first novel and expands it to political and military spheres this time around. It also has a hell of a lot of twists and turns along the way. All of the suspenseful threats and perils Read More …

The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)

The Final Empireby Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Books (Jul 17, 2006) Posted: Goodreads (Jan 1, 2016)     TL;DR — Mistborn: The Last Empire is the start of an amazing and unique series that revitalizes epic fantasy. If you like similar novels but long for a well written story with intense pacing, Mistborn cannot be beat. Cut away the unresolved endings and meaningless story deviations in other similar works, Sanderson delivers an unparalleled saga that’s sure to amaze. *** I’ve read and reviewed my fair share of fantasy novels over the years, and yet I can’t recommend any of them Read More …

The Eleventh Metal (Mistborn #0.5)

The Eleventh Metal by Brandon Sanderson Published: Crafty Games (Apr 11, 2012) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 22, 2016)     The Eleventh Metal is a short story designed as a prequel to the Mistborn Adventure Game, an RPG of that series. Fans of the series will want to read the story out of love for the main character Kelsier. As other reviewers have noted, the story isn’t essential, the details of it are scattered throughout the actual novels. But I found the story to be a fun read. The writing is as excellent as novels in the series. What I liked Read More …

Seveneves

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson Published: William Morrow & Company (May 19, 2015) Posted: Goodreads (Jun 3, 2016)     Seveneves is split in two parts. One tells the story of the world ending and humanity’s last efforts to preserve the human race. The second is epic story of returning to one’s home thousands of years later. While I’m a huge fan of Neal Stephenson (Anathem, Reamde, Snow Crash, Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, to name a few), Seveneves wasn’t easy for me to get through. The first half of the novel was terrific and I enjoyed the characters and their story. I Read More …

The Emperor’s Soul (Elantris #2)

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tachyon Publications (Oct 11, 2012) Posted: Goodreads (June 15, 2016)     The Emperor’s Soul is a novella about a Forger named Shai that is forced to create a masterpiece, the mind and soul of an Emperor in a vegetative state. But it explores larger issues and is so much more than a shortened novel. Blend this interesting plot with some great fantasy storytelling and you have a good read. Sanderson makes regular conversations between characters intense, witty and fun. The magic mechanics for crafting things – objects, even persons, created using finely Read More …

Elantris (Elantris #1)

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson Published: Tor Fantasy (May 30, 2006) Posted: Goodreads (Jul 7, 2016)     Synopsis Elantris is a fantastic fantasy novel set in the author’s Cosmere universe. The story focuses on a soon to be wed prince and his sudden unraveling at the hands of a mystical transformation. Whereas once the Shaod created ascended, God-like beings, it now leaves those it touches as living dead. The prince, Raoden, never gets to meet his wife-to-be, Sarene. Instead he’s cast into the country’s once great capital: the walled city of Elantris. A place that was once so full of Read More …

Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant #1)

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson Published: Berkley Publishing (Feb 2015) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 14, 2014)   “The medium is the message” – Marshall McLuhan “We have no future because our present is too volatile… We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment’s scenarios. Pattern recognition.” – Hubertus Bigend, Pattern Recognition * Pattern Recognition is the story of an eccentric trend spotter, Cayce Pollard, and her mission to find the latest viral videos clips attracting a cult-like appeal. William Gibson masterfully blends concise and powerful storytelling with present-day reality in a strangely compelling tale that’ll hook you within Read More …

Anathem

Anathem by Neal Stephenson Published: William Morrow & Company (Sept 15, 2008) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 15, 2014)   Anathem is a work of speculative fiction set on a world not too dissimilar from our own. The planet – Arbre – is essentially divided between two types of people: Saecular and Avout. The Saecular are comprised of the world’s governments and every-day citizens while the Avout live a life of solitude in physically isolated places called Maths. Avout life is typically broken up by level of devotion to science, math, debate and rational thought. Religion is not worthy of debate: all Read More …