Nuclear Summer by Matthew S. Cox

Cox continues his plausible portrayal of a possible post-apocalyptic society with the longer-term dilemmas and challenges that come once a settlement has survived the initial struggle to form. This novel is the fourth in the Evergreen series. Risk of spoiler contamination beyond this point. Nearly a year after nuclear war shattered the United States, Harper … Continue reading Nuclear Summer by Matthew S. Cox

Wicked Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth

Elizabeth blends elements of political thriller and frontier action with the mystical end of steampunk to create a tale that has both style and substance. This is the third volume of The Treasure Chronicles series. Spoilers for previous books might leap out, rise up, or otherwise manifest after this point. With the army no longer … Continue reading Wicked Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth

The Scars of Her Past by Stephanie Flint

Flint blends the prejudices and drives common to all humans with the specifics of her world to create a tale of magical terrorism that will appeal to fans of both fantasy and thrillers. Alia left soldiering behind to become a merchant. She’s only a junior partner at the moment, but the forthcoming festival in Sastae … Continue reading The Scars of Her Past by Stephanie Flint

The Shadow Fixer by Matthew S. Cox

Cox merges science-fiction, the supernatural, and classic detective drama to produce a story where each enhances the others. This is the sixth volume of Cox’s Division Zero series. Spoilers for previous books might leap out, rise up, or otherwise manifest after this point. After fighting creatures of the Abyss, reports of ghostly property damage and … Continue reading The Shadow Fixer by Matthew S. Cox

The Good Will Tour by Samantha Bryant

Bryant blends social roles of women, the responsibilities of power, flash powers, and fast-paced action to produce an exciting superhero tale with depth. The events in this novella occur between Books Two and Three of the Menopausal Superheroes series. There might be spoilers ahead. As part of the Unusual Cases Unit’s Good Will Tour, Flygirl … Continue reading The Good Will Tour by Samantha Bryant

Ghost Runner by Vera Brook

Brook combines a strong grasp of human behaviour with an imaginative technodystopia, creating a cyberpunk thriller that has both style and substance. This is the third volume in the Sand Runner series. Possible spoilers for previous volumes ahead. Reunited with Emily, the woman he loves, Kai is determined to keep her safe: but doing that … Continue reading Ghost Runner by Vera Brook

Unfit Magazine: Vol. 3, ed. Daniel Scott White

United by the theme of perception vs reality but varying in themes and tone, the contents of this magazine provide engaging perspectives on whether we are defined by our experience of reality. This magazine contains six short stories themed around technology altering perception, along with a brief essay about film funding. ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson … Continue reading Unfit Magazine: Vol. 3, ed. Daniel Scott White

The End of all Halloweens by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends the simplicity and passion of middle-grade narratives with the grand scale of superhero fiction, creating another humorous tale that contains much to appeal to readers of all ages. This is the third book in The Adventures of Übergirl series. This review might be plotting to spoil the previous books. After saving the world … Continue reading The End of all Halloweens by Matthew S. Cox

Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth

Fusing necromancy and steampunk devices with a classic Western tale of honest ranchers facing corrupt officials, Elizabeth provides a fantasy Western that has much to attract fans of either genre. Fleeing from the military after mistakenly consuming a chemical that grants the power to raise the dead, Clark Griffin is pretending to be the son … Continue reading Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth

Write Like Hell: Kaiju, ed. Sentinel Creatives

Ranging across genres, locations, and time-periods, this anthology provides a variety of perspectives on the question “How might humans act if giant monsters were real?” This anthology contains twelve kaiju tales, united by the presence of some immense creature or creatures but spanning genres from horror to romance. ‘Big Bloody Ben’ by Adam Gray. When … Continue reading Write Like Hell: Kaiju, ed. Sentinel Creatives