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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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A&A Reviews: Knight and Nightrider

  Knight and Nightrider (The King’s Daughter, Book 4) by J. Kathleen Cheney (Dream Palace Press) This is the fourth book in Cheney’s The King’s Daughter Series, and like the last three I enjoyed it immensely. It starts when when … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews DEAD STAR by Simon Kewin

Dead Star: Tri-Star Empire Book 1 by Simon Kewin Selene Ada is rescued, unconscious, from her homeworld. The planet had been condemned to death by the brutal, galaxy-spanning Concordance: their sunlight slowly being blocked by a planetary shroud. Someone breaks through … Continue reading

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A&A reviews HERE, THERE BE MONSTERS

Here, There Be Monsters (Dark Quest) by John L. French I first met the book’s protagonist in a collaborative book done by John L. French and Patrick Murphy – part of the Hell’s Detective series, and I asked for more … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews FORGOTTEN SIDEKICKS

Forgotten Sidekicks (Grimbold Books, Kristell Ink) Edited by Peter Sutton and Steven Poore   This themed anthology is a lot of fun, and I think you’ll enjoy it. The first story, “The Bardic Guide to Disobedience” is about a Hero … Continue reading

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