Icons Are People, Too

Icons Are People, Too Author: Scott Erickson Publication date: 7 September 2019 Publisher: Azaria Press Reviewer: D C White   Four American icons walk into a bar. Thing is they don’t exactly walk, and this sets in motion an intriguing tale of regret, redemption and an exploration of the American Read more…

The Ragged Blade

The Ragged Blade Author: Christopher Ruz Publication date: 4 June 2019 Publisher: Parvus Press Series: Century of the Sand #1 Reviewer: Kris Ashton   My introduction to Christopher Ruz’s fiction came with his exceptional dark fantasy story “Pan,” the best of a good bunch in Andromeda Spaceways #62. It went Read more…

The Last Day

The Last Day Author: Andrew Hunter Murray Publication date: 4 February 2020 Publisher: Dutton Books Reviewer: Wayne Harris   In The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray, the earth’s spin has slowed down and it is now gravitationally locked to the sun. One side of the earth is always in Read more…

Supernova Era

Supernova Era Author: Cixin Liu Translated by: Joel Martinson Publication date: 22 October 2019 Publisher: Tor Books Reviewer: Mallory Thomas   “Everyone above the age of thirteen would die, and Earth would become a children’s world.” This is the premise of Cixin Liu’s Supernova Era. Liu settles into the story Read more…

Smoke and Rain

Smoke and Rain Author: V S Holmes Original Publication date: 19 September 2015 Publisher: Amphibian Press Series: Reforged #1 Reviewer: Mallory Thomas   Smoke and Rain: A title that foreshadows the final mind-boggling and epic moments of this fantastical story, while giving nothing away at all. V S Holmes’ thought-out Read more…

Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter Author: Cat Rambo Publication date: 29 October 2019 Publisher: Meerkat Press Reviewer: Kris Ashton   When I was nine or ten, I visited a new friend’s house for the first time. I knocked on the door, and a short while later there came a rustling of plastic bags Read more…

Always North

Always North Author: Vicki Jarrett Publication date: 20 August 2019 Publisher: Unsung Stories Reviewer: Justin Hickey Polar bears need fatty foods to survive. They spend half of their lives hunting, using sea ice to chase seals. They will, however, eat walrus and whale carcasses, as well as garbage, just like Read more…

Our War

Our War Author: Craig DiLouie Publication date: 20 August 2019 Publisher: Orbit Books Reviewer: Justin Hickey   That’s 10-year-old Hannah Miller on the cover of Our War, Craig DiLouie’s latest thriller. Hers is the face of a generation whose childhood is curtailed when the United States, that combustible blend of Read more…

Into Bones Like Oil

Into Bones Like Oil Author: Kaaron Warren Publication date: 12 November 2019 Publisher: Meerkat Press Reviewer: D C White   Any fan of Lovecraft or the American gothic genre will admit the importance of the sea in horror literature. The oceans are ever-changing, mysterious even; and they hide their secrets Read more…

Big Red

Big Red Author: Damien Larkin Publication date: 14 May 2019 Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press Reviewer: D C White   Where would military fiction be without the colour red? Over the years we’ve had The Thin Red Line and The Big Red One. In 2019 we have Big Red, the debut Read more…