Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

The Flints mix the ethics of regime change, magic, future technology, and teenage angst to create a tale that is both an extravaganza of fantastical events and a nuanced exploration of moral choice. This novel is the second in the Distant Horizons series, and includes events that happen at the same time as the Glitch … Continue reading Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Out of Sight by Matthew S. Cox

Blending the common truths of being a teenager and being homeless with engaging science fiction world building and exciting challenges, Cox creates a tale that will interest fans of young adult, social commentary, and ripping yarns alike. Wars, disasters, and social collapse have turned Earth into to a single city-state distributed throughout the urban wasteland … Continue reading Out of Sight by Matthew S. Cox

Citadel: The Concordant Sequence by Matthew S. Cox

Cox creates a tale as much by what he does not say as by what he does, creating a young adult post-apocalyptic adventure that offers more than enough complexity to engage more mature readers as well. For eleven-year-old Kiera Quinn, life is an endless chain of school days so indistinguishable she could swear she’s lived … Continue reading Citadel: The Concordant Sequence by Matthew S. Cox

Spirits of a Glitch by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

The Flints mix telepathy with a tale of an innocent caught up in politics to provide a powerful depiction of post-human paranoia. This is the third volume in the Glitch trilogy. Spoilers off the port bow! Following his success at removing glitches from the Legion Spore, Tim Zatsev is tasked with doing the same for … Continue reading Spirits of a Glitch by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Dead Man’s Number by Matthew S. Cox

ARC: No cover available at time of review. Cox combines the tropes of post-apocalyptic action stories with the fundamentals of human character and the realities of engineering to create a tale that will satisfy both those who love Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome and those who were constantly niggled by who was processing all the … Continue reading Dead Man’s Number by Matthew S. Cox

Ascendant Unrest by Matthew S. Cox

ARC: No cover available at time of review. Blending complex characters and plausible future technology with a starkly unequal society, Cox offers another mature and engaging addition to the cyberpunk genre that also offers much to readers of other genres. This is the second book in the Faded Skies series. Spoilers might occur. Two weeks … Continue reading Ascendant Unrest by Matthew S. Cox

Ghost of a Memory by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Neither shying away from the visceral horror of reshaping humans into machines nor descending into shock and gore for the sake of it, the Flints create a tale that will appeal both to fans of young adult dystopia and those seeking a more complex tale than youthful hero against decadent regime. This novella is the … Continue reading Ghost of a Memory by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Cage Runner by Vera Brook

Building from a plausible technological base, Brook combines the passion of young adult dystopia with the moral greys of cyberpunk to create a fast-paced science-fiction thriller that will appeal to a range of readers. This book is the second in the Sand Runner series. Spoilers might strike from any direction. After giving away first place … Continue reading Cage Runner by Vera Brook

Whispers in the Code by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Inverting the trope of an exceptional teenager defying an evil government, the authors craft a tale of a young man struggling to find his place in a tyrannical but potentially necessary regime. This book is set after the events of Distant Horizon. Risk of spoilers ahead. Nineteen-year-old Tim Zaytsev fled his home to join the … Continue reading Whispers in the Code by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint