Monthly Archives: May 2019

Review of Sleepless Volume 1 by Sarah Vaughn and Leila Del Duca

About Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king’s reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court, and of their growing feelings for one another. Collects issues 1-6. Stats 3 out …

Artemis by Andy Weir: A Review by G.M. Nair

It is hard to talk about Artemis in a vacuum, and that’s not just because there’s no air to carry sound. Badum-tssh! Nothing? Alright. Tough room. Let’s move on. As you may know, Artemis is the spiritual follow-up to Andy Weir’s debut science fiction novel The Martian, so it is exceedingly difficult to mention Artemis without also bringing up that …

Boy Scouts and Espionage: Black Badge Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins

About An espionage series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions. Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions …

Indie Spotlight – David Ellis Overttun

First, let me extend my thanks to you, Beth, for giving me the opportunity to talk about my work. While I don’t presume to speak for all Indie authors, I’m sure it’s a shared sentiment. I have found that trying to be heard is like calling for help in solitary confinement on a desert island screaming into a tin can. …

Altered Carbon: Download Blues by Richard K. Morgan, Rik Hoskin

“Culture is like a smog. To livewithin it, you must breathe some of it in and, inevitably, becontaminated.” ― Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon Book Synopsis In the distant future, the human body is a temporary and interchangeable commodity – if you can pay. For the interstellar elite, bodies are swapped out and reused without a second thought. You never grow old; you …

First Chapter, First Paragraph – The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter By Theodora Goss

Book Synopsis Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this “tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. …

Happy Publication – Shadow of the Day by Nick Younker

Book Synopsis The suicide of a nine-year-old girl leads a medical examiner and a digital forensics expert to a series of unsettling events. In this quasi-oligarchic future, billions in legacy assets and tangible cash are at stake. The young girl’s death causes systemic unrest in the small Southern Indiana county of Percy, with people torn between bureaucratic loyalty and moral …

Memorials of Readers and Writers – Guest Post by Megan Clancy

I wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) Today, in the States, it is Memorial Day. This is a holiday set aside to remember and honor persons who have died while serving in the military. But as this day approached, I got to thinking about memorials in general, and the ones we are each creating for and …