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Jacq of Spades by Patricia Loofbourrow: a Review by E.G. Stone

While fantasy, science fiction, and their subgenres are no stranger to mystery, it is a fairly rare occurrence to see them combined with noir. So when Patty Loofbourrow told me that her steampunk book, Jacq of Spades was also a … Continue reading

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Sword of Ruyn by RG Long: a Review by E.G. Stone

There is something impossible to describe about the older epic fantasy novels, like Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, or The Sword of Shannara, or other books of the same era. Modern fantasy books can be equally epic in scale, but … Continue reading

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Soulship: First Orbit by Nathan Thompson: a Review by E.G. Stone

Cultivation genre is a sub-set of the speculative fiction umbrella that has only recently started gaining in traction. It arose in China, from the Xanxia tradition, which has many elements of the Qigong technique philosophy about energy. In general, cultivation … Continue reading

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The Dark Yule by R.M. Callahan: a Review by E.G. Stone

Have you ever wondered about cats? Why they sleep for so many hours at a time? What it is they do at night? Why they stare at things that aren’t there? Sometimes it seems that just about everything cats do … Continue reading

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The Wolf We Feed by P.A. Sheppard: a Review by E.G. Stone

The story goes that there are two wolves living inside us. One is good, encouraging us to do honourable things and work for a better future. The other is bad, encouraging us to work for the selfish urges and our … Continue reading

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Silent Pantheon by Eric Nierstedt: a Review by E.G. Stone

Terry Pratchett and Niel Gaiman have undoubtedly changed the way people look at fantasy novels. They have added the element of the irreverent and the humorous while still very much taking the genre seriously. (Most of the time.) As such, … Continue reading

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Shattering Dreams by Catherine Walker: a Review by E.G. Stone

Many fantasy books deal with the Otherworld in various different forms. It comes in a myriad of names—Avalon, Faerie, the ether—and forms, but one thing that is fairly always clear is that the rules there are different and things are … Continue reading

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Outpost by F.T. McKinstry: a Review by E.G. Stone

Have you ever read a book where the characters seemed to jump off of the page? Where you get weirdly invested in their journey and exclaim out loud (much to the annoyance of the cat) when they finally do what … Continue reading

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Lux by MJ Vieira: a Review by E.G. Stone

There are some books out there where you read part of it, go “WHAT IS GOING ON?!!” and then toss it aside in frustration. Then, there are books where you read part of it, go “WHAT IS GOING ON?!!!” and … Continue reading

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Broken Throne Series by Jamie Davis: a Review by E.G. Stone

For people who like to see what the world would be like if it had magic in it, then the world of urban fantasy is like candy or chocolate or socks (with Star Trek patterns, of course). Within the world … Continue reading

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