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Review – 2015 John W. Campbell Nominee, Kary English

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One of the best experiences of this year’s Hugo Awards could be discovering the writing of Kary English. The three short stories she has in her John W. Campbell nomination packet are all incredible. I don’t know that I’ll get to a profile like this for all the nominees, but I have a few I’d […]

Audiobook Review – THE BEAM: SEASON 2 by Platt and Truant (Narr. R.C. Bray and cast)

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The Beam Season 1 (Review) left me with multiple reasons to be excited for Season 2, and a couple lingering worries. I was mostly excited to see the story continue to explore the development of the Beam technology. The best thing Platt and Truant are doing in this series is showing a plausible future affected […]

Audiobook Review: TOMORROW WAR by J.L. Bourne (Narr. Kevin T. Collins, Jay Snyder)

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J.L. Bourne is back with a new novel not set in the zombie universe of Day by Day Armageddon. In this adventure, he tells the story of society’s collapse and one hero’s attempt to fight the tyrants that take over. We don’t have zombies in this one; instead, we have a combination of politics, inflation, […]

Graphic Novel Review: THE STRANGER (LAST MAN #1) by Balak, Sanlaville and Vives

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The Stranger (Last Man #1) by Bastien Vivès (Author), Michaël Sanlaville (Author), Balak   Series: Last Man (Book 1) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: First Second (March 31, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1626720460 ISBN-13: 978-1626720466 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches   Book Description: The Games are already underway when Richard Aldana arrives in […]

Audiobook Review: THE FOLD by Peter Clines (Narr. Ray Porter)

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The Fold by Peter Clines STEP INTO THE FOLD. IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE. The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content […]

Audiobook Review: THE REMAINING: AFTERMATH by D.J. Molles (Narr. Christian Rummel)

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Aftermath by D.J. Molles My rating: 4 of 5 stars The second book in the Remaining series improves upon an already strong first book, but only by a little. The plot is pretty simple. The first book was about our hero being forced into a surreal and immensely challenging mission. We saw the terrifying creatures […]

Audiobook Review: THE REMAINING by D.J. Molles (Narr. Christian Rummel)

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The Remaining by D.J. Molles (Narrated by Christian Rummel) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beginnings of zombie books are important because they are where the story often sets itself apart. This book has a few ways, one of which being that I guess it isn’t technically a zombie book. The furies are dead people […]

Audiobook Review: THE BEAM (Season One) by Platt and Truant (Podium Publishing)

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The Beam: The First Season by Platt and Truant – Narrated by Podium Publishing The Beam’s greatest quality is in showing us how nanotechnology and an Internet 2.0 could shape the future, eighty years from now. You can tell they put a lot of thought into new technologies, how they would be used, and how […]

Book Review: BLACKOUT by Tim Curran (DarkFuse)

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Blackout by Tim Curran Publisher: DarkFuse, 2014. 234 Pages. Book Description: In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents. First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that’s only […]

Audiobook Review: Breakers by Edward W. Robertson (Narr. Ray Chase)

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Breakers by Edward W. Robertson (Currently free on Kindle and available in a box set of Books 1-3 for $0.99.) Written by: Edward W. Robertson Narrated by: Ray Chase Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins  Series: Breakers, Book 1 Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:09-05-13 Publisher: Podium Publishing  A new favorite series in my catalog of Post-Apocalyptic […]