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Arena by Holly Jennings (book review)

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Arena by Holly Jennings (book review)

It’s the year 2054 and the UFC has been replaced by the VGL (Video Game League). The hottest athletes are professional gamers and the most competitive game is RAGE – capture the flag, gladiator-style. Saturday night is game night, where teams of five fight to the death in virtual reality arenas. Kali Ling is the first […]

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Javelin Rain (A Shadow Ops Novel) by Myke Cole (book review)

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Javelin Rain (A Shadow Ops Novel) by Myke Cole (book review)

‘Javelin Rain’ is a direct sequel to ‘Gemini Cell’. You’ll definitely want to (should) read the first book to get a good handle on the back story, because author Myke Cole doesn’t waste a lot of time catching you up. He’s too busy keeping former SEAL Jim Schweitzer one step ahead of his pursuers! Schweitzer […]

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The Circuit: Progeny Of Vale (The Circuit book 2) by Rhett C. Bruno (book review).

March 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Circuit: Progeny Of Vale (The Circuit book 2) by Rhett C. Bruno (book review).

‘The Circuit: Progeny Of Vale’ by Rhett C. Bruno is a fantastic follow up to ‘The Circuit: Executor Rising’. The first chapter serves as a prologue, at once refreshing the reader’s memory of the events of the first book in the series and perhaps preparing new visitors for the ride ahead. My recommendation is to […]

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Raising Caine (Caine Riordan book 3) by Charles E. Gannon (book review)

December 31, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Raising Caine (Caine Riordan book 3) by Charles E. Gannon (book review)

Caine Riordan has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In ‘Fire With Fire’, he stumbled into an intergalactic conspiracy. As a result, he lost thirteen years of his life and suffered a change in profession from writer to soldier, spy and sometime diplomat. In ‘Trial By Fire’, he is […]

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The Prince And The Program (The Mordred Saga book 1) by Aldous Mercer (book review)

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Prince And The Program (The Mordred Saga book 1) by Aldous Mercer (book review)

‘The Prince And The Program’ by Aldous Mercer is a very strange book. The ‘strange’ is what turns every page, however, as you’re never quite sure what will happen next. Mordred ‘Mori’ Pendragon is exiled to Canada (oh, the horror!) for unspecified crimes. Broke and powerless, he interviews for a job as a software engineer […]

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The Shards Of Heaven by Michael Livingston (book review).

November 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Shards Of Heaven by Michael Livingston (book review).

Every now and then TOR books sends me something I did not request. Every time this happens, I open the envelope with equal parts excitement and trepidation. Who doesn’t like getting books in the mail? I do worry it might be a book I’m not interested in reading, let alone reviewing, but to date these […]

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Y Negative by Kelly Haworth (book review).

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Y Negative by Kelly Haworth (book review).

Ember is Y Negative. In the world created by Kelly Haworth for her novel, ‘Y Negative’, that means Ember is not a man or, as they’re described in this post-apocalyptic future, not a masc but he wants to be. Yeah, I said he. In this world, plagued by acid rain and devouring fogs, there are […]

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Son Of The Black Sword (Saga Of The Forgotten Warrior book 1) by Larry Correia (book review).

November 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Son Of The Black Sword (Saga Of The Forgotten Warrior book 1) by Larry Correia (book review).

I have been looking forward to ‘Son Of The Black Sword’ ever since I read ‘The Keeper Of Names’ in Baen’s ‘Shattered Shields’ anthology (reviewed November last year). ‘The Keeper Of Names’ is not only an engaging and more than competent short story, it serves as an introduction to a new venture for Larry Correia: […]

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Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon (book review)

October 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon (book review)

I don’t often re-read books, but when Andrew Gordon sent me an updated copy of his book ‘Purpose’, I dove back in right away. I had remembered enjoying the story the first time around and am always in the mood for something a little different. Here’s the bit that hooked me the first time: ‘Forty […]

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Gold Throne in Shadow (World of Prime: Book 2) by M.C. Planck (book review)

October 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gold Throne in Shadow (World of Prime: Book 2) by M.C. Planck (book review)

‘The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war.’ The end of ‘Sword of the Bright Lady’ (World Of Prime: Book 1) saw Christopher revived from a rather grisly episode. The beginning of ‘Gold Throne In Shadow’ has him lamenting the lack of calluses on his shiny new body. All things considered, […]

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