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Book Review: A Canticle of Two Souls by Steven Raaymakers

In a world where magic is just a whispered rumor of an ancient past, any hint of this lost power is met with derision, fear, and anger. For a boy on the edge of manhood, and a girl near the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blackshade Machine by William Latoria

In the not-so-distant future, the global political landscape has changed dramatically. Canada and the United States have merged, and with the advent of high technology, especially in the areas of governance and social monitoring, each country is left to either … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outer Demon by Gabriel Landowski

Outer Demon is a fun, fast-paced fantasy novel that combines a cohesive storyline with a well-timed twist near the end. The main character is a young man filled with a mysterious power passed down through a familial legacy, though he … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Happy Bureaucracy by M.P. Fitzgerald

I’m not usually a fan of post-apocalyptic sci-fi. This book caught my interest because of its unusual but thoroughly plausible premise – that in a United States ravaged by a nuclear apocalypse, the Internal Revenue Service would be the only … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

I normally write reviews in the passive voice, but in this case I’ll make an exception because my feelings are a bit more personal and the book has been out for several years now. Hard Magic was published in 2012.  … Continue reading

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Novella Review: The Demon Cross by Nathan Shumate

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a small-town private investigator tangled with a passel of occult-obsessed neo-Nazis?  This is the premise of The Demon Cross, a taut novella by Nathan Shumate. Rennie Avalon is that PI, atypical of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quiet Place by Scott Ferguson

In this quick read for the Kindle, a ragtag platoon of soldiers is sent to a small planet on a recon mission.  Reports have filtered in that Earth’s mysterious enemy, the Tarturans, have set up a weapons research facility on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Swords of Exodus by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari

In a lawless region of the world, nestled in an inhospitable mountain pass in central Asia, a warlord dominates.  Sala Jihan is his name, and the area is known as The Crossroads. While various factions are allowed to operate in … Continue reading

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Short Story Review: Homecoming: A Near Future Western by GW Quadpentic

In the aftermath of a second civil war, one man begins the long journey home after years of brutal combat.  The country may recover in time, but first it must shrug off the weight of local tyrants all too eager … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Soldier and Squad in Night Combat

While the technology of warfare marches on, there are some tactics that will always be important, regardless of the gizmos and gadgets that are available to modern warriors. Squad level infantry strategy and maneuvers at night are basic, if challenging, … Continue reading

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Novella Review: Outbound by Brad Torgersen

When war devastates all but the furthest reaches of our solar system, a young boy is cast out to face the seemingly endless depths of space.  While nothing remains but destruction, there may be a glimmer of hope ahead, if … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Church of the Wood by E.J. Weber

The relationship between faeries and humans has always been a complicated one.  Whether joined by a mutual past, or wholly divergent in their origin, they are regardless fated to share the same space.  And while time and distance may have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monster Hunter Alpha

In a world where lycanthropy is a horrific and permanent curse, only one man has ever tamed the tvar, or beast within.  Throughout the ages, sympathetic humans have sought to  help those unwillingly stricken with this curse, to reach some sort … Continue reading

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Classic Book Review: DEAD SIX by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari

“Is it still considered a miracle if it comes from the devil?” – Lorenzo In a war where governments and corporations are vaguely defined entities, each with their own agenda and means, the foot soldiers are left to fight and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sons of Dragons by Gabriel Landowski

Sons of Dragons is a military science fiction novel that follows Private Kyle Evans on his first combat mission. Loaded into dropships with the rest of Echo Company, Evans and his fellow soldiers are expecting to leap through hyperspace aboard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt

One part Y.T from Neil Stephenson’s Snowcrash and one part the titular Friday born of Robert A. Heinlein’s imagination, the main character of Sarah Hoyt’s novel Darkship Thieves may well take her place among the most memorable female protagonists of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

I am currently reading the sequel to Monster Hunter International, MH: Vendetta, so in anticipation of that review, here’s my review for the first book:   Monster Hunter International When Owen Zastava Pitt narrowly avoids becoming a late night snack … Continue reading

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