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A&A reviews The Wan by Bo Balder

The Wan (Pink Narcissus Press) by Bo Balder And now for something completely different… ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Wan: sentient alien mushrooms and their interactions with a human colony that their world is slowly rejecting like a … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Lost Cargo by P.A. Cornell

Lost Cargo by P.A. Cornell (Mocha Memoirs Press) Lost Cargo is a novella—and is a decent book. Good characters, good plot, good setting. If you want something pleasant to help fill up your eReader, this will fit the bill. Parker … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Architect of Worlds: Comprehensive Rules for Worldbuilding

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A&A reviews The Celestial Sea by Jo Boone

The Celestial Sea (The Combined Service Book 3)(Theogony Books/CKP) by Jo Boone The Magnetar, a military space-going vessel of The Combined Service, is in for repairs after nearly being burned up in an intentional failed reentry to protect an octopod … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews The Infinity Trap

The Infinity Trap by Ian C. Douglas (IFWG Publishing International) Zeke is a 15-year-old boy who fakes being psychic to get into an exclusive school for psychics on Mars. This school is used to train people with the potential to … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Johnny Talon and the Goddess of Love and War

Johnny Talon and the Goddess of Love and War (The Wild Rose Press) W. B. J. Williams This novel is possibly one of the best examples of magical realism I’ve ever read. Warning: Adult themes. Johnny Talon is a private … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Shortcut by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Hunt Lowry

Shortcut: A Jason Maxx thriller (Villainous Press) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Hunt Lowry Smart, original, and it twists like an ice dancer. You’ll want to read Shortcut or see the movie they’re  making from this page-turning thriller. Jason Maxx … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Slice of Chaos (Pizza in Space 2)

Slice of Chaos: Pizza In Space Book 2 (Paper Golem LLC) by Lawrence M. Schoen Since Book 1 Melody Wilder has beaten a ruthless alien pirate/priest, survived being gored, and is recuperating while trying to complete and defend her doctoral … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Touch the Sky

Touch the Sky (… And We Write) edited by Jennifer Busick and Catherine Jamie This is an enjoyable anthology themed by the Saturn V rocket. I could see it being a worthy addition to the Huntsville Space & Rocket Center’s … Continue reading

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A&A reviews THE LAST GUARDIAN OF MAGIC

The Last Guardian of Magic (iUniverse*) by Randall Andrews *Yes, iUniverse is a self-publishing  company, and we only review small press titles. But Abyss & Apex occasionally reviews indie books by our published short fiction authors. Looking for an epic … Continue reading

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