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A&A reviews: The Shape Shifters Guide to Time Travel

The Shapeshifters Guide to Time Travel (Burning Ink Press) by Mark Budman Teenaged Gavrilo is in high school in the last totalitarian country left in Eastern Europe: Temnota. He, like most younger and a few adult Temnotians is a shapeshifter. … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Dreams from the Grave

Dreams from the Grave by J. Kathleen Cheney This is yet another novel in the Empire of Dreams series by J. Kathleen Cheney.  A&A reviewed an earlier books in the series here, and we would like to remind you that it … Continue reading

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A&A reviews: This Giant Leap by Edmund R. Schubert

This Giant Leap (Falstaff Books) by Edmund R. Schubert We at A&A love to review small press short story collections and anthologies, so when we discovered that former IGMS editor Edmund R. Schubert was making the leap to be a … Continue reading

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A&A reviews: Penavese Mosaic

Pevanese Mosaic (Hadley Rille Books)  by Mark Nelson Heads up! Mark Nelson is one of the most lyrical writers I know, especially when he’s describing the creative process. In this, his fourth novel in his Pevana fantasy series, he only … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Tattoo

Tattoo by Michelle Rene (Annorlunda Books) American Gods meets Stranger in a Strange Land in this novella of post-Judgement Day dystopia, where the details of everyone’s life are tattooed upon the skin by the Maker. In such a world, a … Continue reading

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Abyss & Apex reviews: Slice of Entropy

Slice of Entropy (Pizza in Space 1) by Lawrence M. Schoen (Paper Golem LLC)  The book opens with grad student Melody Wilder eating some great pizza – pizza that defies the laws of physics – made by her best friend … Continue reading

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Abyss & Reviews: 18 Wheels of Science Fiction

18 Wheels of Science Fiction:  A Long Haul into the Fantastic edited by Eric Miller (Big Time Books)   Over the years, I’ve done a lot of driving. I’ve lived on a couple continents and done a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Abyss & Apex reviews: Lost Signals

Lost Signals of the Terran Republic (Beyond Terra Press) edited and developed by Charles E. Gannon  Fans of the Caine Riordan/Terran Republic series will love this book. The interstitial material that connects the stories of various authors is a series … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: The Garden at the Roof of the World

The Garden at the Roof of the World by W.B.J. Williams (Dragonwell Press) Except for reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Narnia books, and Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain, when I took over Abyss & Apex I was … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Anthems Outside Time

A&A Reviews: Anthems Outside Time and other strange voices by Ken Schneyer(Fairwood Press) For what it’s worth, Abyss & Apex is one of the few review sites that loves reviewing short fiction collections. This one was a jewel box of … Continue reading

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