science fiction

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

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


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


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?


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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Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan: More Danger in the Gas-Lit Empire

Fantasy & Supernatural
Unseemly Science

Even if I hadn’t loved The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter, Book #1 in The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire series by Rod Duncan, I would have fallen for the book cover for Unseemly Science. I love clever art work that seems straight forward at first glance but that suddenly causes me to do a double take […]

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