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A&A reviews: Between Two Scorpions by Jim Geraghty

Between Two Scorpions by Jim Geraghty (Discus Books) I read this book on a recommendation from somebody also knew that I liked thrillers, not expecting it to also have a paranormal edge. So if you happen to enjoy paranormal mysteries, … Continue reading

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Let’s Trade in Obs

At the 2015 Worldcon, I attended a panel on worldbuilding that covered the aspects of making sure your fictional world’s monetary system made sense. Everything from the historical way a feudal system worked to barter to gold-based (or some other … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Wergen: The Alien Love War

Wergen: The Alien Love War (NewCon Press) Mercurio D. Rivera https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09H7NSJ4S/ Abyss & Apex was the first place to ever publish something by Mercurio D Rivera: his “Snatch Me Another,” which you will find in our 2008 archives. I knew … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Elaninae

Elaninae (The Combined Service Book 2)  (Theogony Books) Jo Boone Set in the same universe as The Magnetar, which debuted last year — our review here — Elaninae is coming out on April 8, 2022. Her first book in the … Continue reading

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The Ones Who Walk

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Mariposa de la Muerte

Natalie Kimbell Mariposa de la Muerte For Eloisa You’re harmless like a loose strand of hair a creature reborn donning black velvet wings thin like parchment where intricate patterns lace zigzag back and forth pulled into darkness and to ripened … Continue reading

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Terran Eclipse

Randall Andrews Terran Eclipse I study the Cool, blue curves of The lost world—my grandfather’s Land—where lie buried the roots of my Race. I watch and wonder about thunderstorms And locust swarms and tiger stripes. I fantasize About azure skies, … Continue reading

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I am the thing locked outside at night

Marisca Pichette I am the thing locked outside at night This nation has a secret songs and books remember in passive voice. I am the banner I am the bone Doors locked, curtains drawn—quartered animals close, protected when darkness falls. … Continue reading

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Time and Again

Greg Schwartz Time and Again first date the time traveler takes her to Sumer slanted moon the time traveler appears at a witch trial perigean tide the time traveler returns to a different wife ___________ Greg Schwartz writes short speculative … Continue reading

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She belongs to the city

Brian Hugenbruch She belongs to the city The faint hum of electric overhead, a current, an ocean, pulsing through leering buildings plastered in parchment, with well-tended asphalt at their feet for when the rain sneaks into the rivulets of the … Continue reading

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