Goldilocks by Laura Lam

The all female crew of the Atalanta is determined to take control of the mission to find a habitable planet. Years of climate disasters and person-made greed has created an Earth that requires people to wear filtering masks 24/7. Population control and a misogynistic government has turned the sciences into a hostile and toxic environment... Continue Reading →

The Warehouse by Rob Hart (Mini-Mini Review)

The Warehouse is set about 20-30 years in the future and focuses on an Amazon-like company named Cloud that has 'revolutionized' the industry through, among other things, employee ratings and drone deliveries. The company has dozens of self-inclosed campuses across the country. They include giant warehouses to hold goods, employee housing, and an entertainment center... Continue Reading →

The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

One of my favorite books last year, one that that I happily put on my "Best of" list is A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by Charlie Fletcher. It's an immersive near-future dystopian coming-of-age novel. I loved it. And I find so many similarities between that book and Carey's The... Continue Reading →

Heroically Challenged by P.T. McCordic

P.T. McCordic's Heroically Challenged is a comic fantasy novel that hits on all the adventuring tropes. The recipe includes that kid who wants to get out of the small village, the nerdy wizard whose talents lend themselves to study but wants to fight, and some fun dungeoneering. Add to this some play with royal bloodlines,... Continue Reading →

Providence by Max Barry

A deadly first contact that eventually leads to the construction of giant space ships run by artificial intelligence. They are crewed by a four people whose only real job is to manage their boredom as the computer jumps through deep space and calculates weapons arrangements to destroys the hives. Hives of 'salamanders,' the alien species... Continue Reading →

Otaku by Chris Kluwe

A dystopian American where 'the real' and AR battle for everyone's attention. Ashley Atachi lives in Ditchtown, the spires built on the remnants of a destroyed Miami. She is the captain of the highest ranking gaming team on the globe, but her personal life is wracked with strife. Her veteran mother is hit hard with... Continue Reading →

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