Clade, by James Bradley

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Publishing Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Clade, by James Bradley, is a science fiction novel which might turn out to be a literary novel when his very accurate predictions most likely come true. The novel is …

Unicorn Precinct, by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2018 (2004) Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Fresh off my read of Dragon Precinct and eager for more Danthres and Torin adventures, I cracked open Unicorn Precinct. Like its predecessor, Unicorn Precinct was previously published and has …

PR: Tobi Hirotaka’s The Thousand Year Beach

VIZ MEDIA’S HAIKASORU SCIENCE FICTION IMPRINT RELEASES TOBI HIROTAKA’S THE THOUSAND YEAR BEACH An Idyllic World Inhabited By A.I. Beings Faces Extinction From Malevolent Invaders San Francisco, CA, May 22, 2018 – VIZ Media’s Haikasoru science fiction imprint delivers a new literary release with the publication of THE THOUSAND YEAR …

Dragon Precinct, by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2018 (2004) Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Dragon Precinct was originally published in 2004. I’m glad to see a re-release and push of these fun stories. The blurb on DeCandido’s first original novel (he has written …

The King’s Name, by Jo Walton

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Tor Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I read the first book, The King’s Peace, in this superb series the Christmas before last–and it has taken far too long to track down this second book in this wonderful retelling of the …

Roadkill on the Flipside, by Dean Ammerman

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher:  Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Roadkill on the flipside is billed as the fourth book in the Warrensburg Trilogy, so that lets you know you’re in for some ironic fun right from the start. My lack …

PR: The Grey Bastards, by Jonathan French

A gritty, irreverent fantasy debut for fans of The Lord of the Rings, Sons of Anarchy, Dungeons & Dragons, and World of Warcraft Jonathan French’s debut novel, THE GREY BASTARDS (Crown; on sale June 19, 2018), is a raucous, blood-soaked adventure that approaches the epic fantasy genre from an entirely new angle. Originally self-published, it won …

Nine Writing Errors that Cause Convoluted writing

This is copied from a post in the /r/writing subreddit over at Reddit. All credit to the author /u/publishwide. I was inspired by u/CancerDuck868‘s post here, and I thought I’d add something that I’ve learned over the years vis-a-vis avoiding overwriting. NB: This list isn’t the end-all, be-all of overwriting errors. But these are among …

A Moon Called Sun, Christopher F. Cobb

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher:  Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? A Moon Called Sun, by Christopher F. Cobb, blends a fun mix of time travel, history, alien abduction, and interstellar war. If that sounds like a tall task, it is, but Cobb …

PR: Fatal Throne

“Packing an emotional punch, this meditation on the agency of these women is heartbreaking and intricately layered.” –Kirkus Reviews Before there was Harry and Meghan, or Kate and Will, there was Henry and Katharine. And Henry and Anne. And Henry and Jane… and well, you get the point. The love …

Children of the Shaman, by Jessica Rydill

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This cool cover caught my eye a while ago, and as Rydill is also a Grimbold author, I added it to my Kindle. And there it stayed for far too long …

PR: Max and the Midknights, by Lincoln Peirce

LINCOLN PEIRCE, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BIG NATE SERIES, TO PUBLISH NEW ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE-GRADE NOVEL WITH CROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS MAX AND THE MIDKNIGHTS to be published January 8, 2019 “Max is epic fun!” —Jeff Kinney, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series “Fantastic! I loved …

Resurrection America, by Jeff Gunhus

Genre:  Science Fiction Thriller Publisher:  Seven Guns Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In a near and not too unlikely future, the middle east conflicts of today have continued to escalate until the fate of the United States is stake. Beset on …

Disconnection, by Chris Lee Jones

FIRST PLACE Chris is a Welshman who has lived the last twenty years as an exile in rural England. He has worked in physics research, as an opto-electronic engineer, and most recently as a High School teacher. This story came together as an amalgam of two of his enthusiasms: science fiction and …

Plastic Eater, by J.D. Moyer

SECOND PLACE J.D. Moyer lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, daughter, and mystery-breed dog. He writes science fiction, produces electronic music in two groups (Jondi & Spesh and Momu), runs a record label (Loöq Records), and blogs at jdmoyer.com. His short stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy …