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Cyber Monday Book Recommendations (Cheap!)

With thanks to the humble and brilliant king of the airwaves, AetherCzar, allow me to recommend a host of great reads for your digital shopping carts.  There are a lot of works on this list that have been moved from … Continue reading

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Karl Barber: The Even More Completer Collection

My first professional works were modern day action tales of a long ranger roaming the world and righting the sorts of wrongs that don’t often get righted in our fallen world.  A couple of these stories wound up gracing the … Continue reading

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Taking a Bear to a Knife Fight

A death match that pits the bitter wisdom of the Big Bear’s X-Brigade against the energetic cunning of Nick the Knife’s Zoomies is just what the Boomers ordered for dessert. Those trying to force a direct confrontation between the two … Continue reading

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Hell Spawn: The Sounds of Horror

Anyone want me to read them a scary bedtime story? This ain’t your wine aunt’s urban fantasy. This is pure, distilled, demon-kicking urban fantasy with a direct line to that gorgeous Catholic iconography that makes even the worst Hollywood director … Continue reading

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Just Released: Brand of the Warlock

Rob Kroese won me over with Schrodinger’s Gat, a trippy little jaunt with a lot less cornpone humor and a lot more quantum philosophizing than you’d expect from the title.  Now he moves into the realm of fantasy with the … Continue reading

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Heroes Unleashed

That Thomas Plutarch, what a prodigiously productive writer! The latest in the shared-universe series, Heroes Unleashed dropped into the market this week, and it’s a little bit different from the previous fare.  Morgon Newquist’s Heroes Fall and Kai Wai Cheah’s Hollow … Continue reading

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StoryHack IV: The Russian Collusioning

Do you like the Rocky refence in the title?  Sorry, it’s got nothing to do with today’s naked shilling for the fourth issue of StoryHack Magazine. If you think you know what happened last night at O’Reilly’s, you don’t know … Continue reading

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The Fantasy of Dystopian Fiction

Did you ever notice how most dystopian fiction feels so fake?  That’s probably because in the last final analysis we know what happens. Spoiler alert: Good wins. Somebody should really tell James Cameron that. Science fiction has dealt with the … Continue reading

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Do We Need God To Be Good?

Top comment by Gangiblob Flankis:  “I confess it took me a while to remove the impression that a cocky and worldly space-mercenary was narrating.”

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Corrosion: Just A Taste

The first 80 minutes are free, but they tell a complete story from start to finish.  Reading this audio book the first time was a real pleasure – I’d already bought and read it before the call came down – and I … Continue reading

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