Archive | November, 2011

A review: The Panama Laugh

Monsters and Critics reviews the debut novel from Thomas Roche, The Panama Laugh, “A hard driven pace, laughing zombies, mercenaries, crime lords and an amnesiac, what’s not to like! Six weeks after the zombie apocalypse swept the world, Dante “Frosty” Bogart finds himself naked in the jungle with no memory of how he got there […]

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A review: Seed

Think Banned Thoughts gives Seed, by Rob Ziegler, a fabulous review, “Seed is a tightly woven story set in the not so distant future of the late 21st century. A future so close that I could still trace the path that got us there, could still see the remnants of the lives we are all […]

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An Interview with Courtney Schafer

“Courtney Schafer, author of the Shattered Sigil trilogy, on writing, mountaineering, and solving complex algorithms. Sky, mountains, and sea: Courtney Schafer, my amazing guest today, masters it all. She’s an electrical engineer working for an aerospace company, a mountaineer and a scuba diver. Oh, and of course, the author of The Whitefire Crossing, the first […]

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A review: Necropolis

The Beam Me Up blog says, “Now here is a novel that is either easy or hard to classify depending on what type of venue you are most likely to place the book into. Necropolis is easily an urban fantasy but with strong science fiction frameworks holding the story up and threaded through it all […]

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A review: The Emperor's Knife

The Fantasy Book Critic has two, yes TWO, reviews of The Emperor’s Knife, the awesome debut novel by Mazarkis Williams. “The Emperor’s Knife is a debut book which has been under the radar for most fantasy readers. The book’s blurb details an empire which has been rotting and rests upon three individuals to stop the […]

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An Interview with Michael Dempsey

The Civilian Reader interviews Necropolis author Michael Dempsey, “Night Shade Books have been publishing a slew of talented new authors this year, and it’s been great to discover ever-more novelists to follow: NSB’s authors often operate in the more esoteric reaches of the SF/F genre, and they have brought the reading public many great and […]

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A review: The Folded World

“Allow me to preface with something. I read Volume One and Volume Two back to back and it consumed me. I moved from place to place putting down the book, only to immediately pick it back up as soon as possible. Sitting here, having finished Volume Two, I feel like I’m floating in the Great […]

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A review: Alien Contact

The Guardian reviews Alien Contact, edited by Marty Halpern, “Contact with aliens is one of the defining subjects of science fiction: from Wells and Verne onwards, it’s a topic to which authors keep returning. Whether the aliens are truly exotic creations or thinly disguised humans in rubber suits, they offer a fresh perspective on what […]

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A review: Infidel

“The sequel to God’s War, a novel I loved and reviewed at the beginning of the year, took me by surprise. I wasn’t aware that it would be out so soon, so imagine my excitement when I received a copy in the mail because Hurley remembered my name! I read it quickly and waited for […]

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A review: Z: Zombie Stories

“When the apocalypse comes, it isn’t just adults who need to know how to combat zombies. Young adults need to know what to expect as well. J.M. Lassen, editor of Z: Zombie Stories, has assembled a collection of ten Y.A. coming-of-age stories set in a world overrun by the living dead. In “Family Business” by […]

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