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 …

Unlike Me, by D. S. Cartwright

THIRD PLACE Unlike Me by D. S. Cartwright Mel watched the Election from her apartment. Aileen, the AI in her ear, had spent the day reminding her to lie down and try to rest. You were in the hospital only this morning, it gently chided, and I should remind you …

Flying True, by K. S. Dearsley

HONORABLE MENTION K. S. Dearsley has an MA in Linguistics and Literature and has had numerous stories published on both sides of the Atlantic. She lives in Northampton, England, and when she is not writing, she lets her dogs take her for walks. Her fantasy novels are available on Amazon. Find …

Hell and Back Again, by Bruce Golden

HONORABLE MENTION Novelist, journalist, satirist, Bruce Golden’s short stories have been published more than a hundred times across a score of countries and 30 anthologies. Asimov’s Science Fiction described his second novel, “If Mickey Spillane had collaborated with both Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick, he might have produced Bruce …

Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins

Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Bantam Books Published: 1971 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins was published in part as a tribute to the creativity and individuality which developed out of the 60s. The story centers around a free thinking and …

The Man In The Forest, by Michael Warriner

Genre: Horror Publisher: Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Vincent Morales, his sister Mary, and his friend Tyler King are a trio that make up a popular yet eclectic musical group led by Vincent, a group renown for their concerts, which …

The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

Genre:  Alternate History Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? I want to further slice the genre here. I regard alternate history as a sub-genre of speculative fiction. An example might be stories where Germany won World War II. The …

Split Feather, by Deborah A. Wolf

Genre:  Dark Fantasy Publisher: Titan Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I saw this one on the library shelves, liked the look of it, and notwithstanding the fact that my TBR pile has reached crazy proportions, I took it home. Siggy J. Alexie …

Fallenwood, by Leslie Soule

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Melange Books Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  () Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? I’ve always enjoyed stories about people crossing over into some sort of magical realm. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Chronicles of Narnia, Eye of the Storm, Silverlock… just to name a few …

Keeper of the Watch, by Kristen L. Jackson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Black Rose Writing Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This one caught my eye owing to the fabulous cover and the idea of time travelling via a tatty old watch. Chase Walker is beginning to doubt his own sanity. From the …

Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Tor Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? I’ve read Elantris and loved it, so I was interested in what Brandon Sanderson had done with the “Mistborn” series, since everyone was raving about it. It’s a good read! Premise: Vin is a …

Black Panther

Black Panther (2018), Rated PG-13 Directed by: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright Rating:  Have you seen this movie? Let’s talk about Black Panther as a movie first, before I speculate about the social statement baggage so many are foisting upon it. After the death of his …

We Care For You, by Paul Kitcatt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Unbound Digital Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? When I read what fellow book blogger, Ana, from Ana’s Lair had to say about this offering, I immediately hightailed it over to NetGalley to request it. I was delighted when I …

The Sky Is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher:  Hogarth Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Sky Is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith, is an interesting book that defies easy categorization, blending as it does elements of science fiction and fantasy, and liberally seasoned with a dystopian …