science fiction

Arena by Holly Jennings: The Real Game Is Far Worse Than The Digital One

Fiction
Arena

Canadian author Holly Jennings is a life-long gaming enthusiast and that really shows in her approach to Arena, her debut near-future sci-fi novel. Arena is Book #1 of a new non-stop action dystopian YA series that features a reluctant heroine who kicks some serious butt. As Chloe Neill wrote, “Think Hunger Games meets Ready Player […]

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The Custodian of Marvels by Rod Duncan: The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire

Authors
The Custodian of Marvels

The Custodian of Marvels is Book #3 in Rod Duncan’s Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire trilogy (links to our reviews of Books #1 & #2 are below this review). This dystopian steampunk mystery series features a world shaped by an alternate history in which Luddites succeeded in their rebellion against the industrial age – at […]

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Fun Reads for Sci Fi & Fantasy Fans

Authors

This week and next week we’re featuring some fun books for you to read on cold winter nights. This week’s selections are science fiction and fantasy novels while next week’s selections will be thrillers. I hope you’ll find a book or two among these novels that will be as fun for you to read as […]

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The Way of Sorrows by Jon Steele: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Way of Sorrows

When the publisher sent me an email about The Watchers, Book #1 of the Angelus Trilogy by award-winning journalist and author Jon Steele, I wasn’t sure what to do because I don’t normally review novels about angels. When I read the concept, however, I sensed that this trilogy was going to be very different. I […]

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A Bonanza of Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Supernatural & Steampunk Book Reviews

Bestsellers

I read like a fiend on my Kindle at night while working on the beach house renovation. Today’s book reviews are just the tip of the iceberg. When I ran out of books I’d agreed to read for publishers and authors, I went scrounging around online for books by authors whose work I love but […]

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Apex by Ramez Naam: Can Tech Connected to Human Minds Lead To Peace?

Fiction
Apex

Often I don’t review the last book in a trilogy because it’s always so hard to figure out where to draw the line, especially knowing that some of you haven’t read the first two books. I’m making an exception for Apex, Book #3 in the Nexus trilogy by award-winning author Ramez Naam, because this is […]

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