Aug 15

My SciFi Life | An Update (of sorts)

I’ve been a little out of commission recently. There are reasons for that, mostly health reasons (I can hear your gasp of surprise now). My almost two-year-old has a congenital kidney disorder and we had to take her back to the children’s hospital for a round of really horrible tests. I had a doctor’s appointment …

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Aug 08

The Punch Escrow – Tal M. Klein

About the Book It’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transportation, offered exclusively by International Transport—a secretive firm headquartered in New York City. Their slogan: Departure… Arrival… …

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Aug 02

Beyond Redemption – Michael R. Fletcher

About the Book Faith shapes the landscape, defines the laws of physics, and makes a mockery of truth. Common knowledge isn’t an axiom, it’s a force of nature. What the masses believe is. But insanity is a weapon, conviction a shield. Delusions give birth to foul new gods. Violent and dark, the world is filled …

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Jul 31

Sins of Empire – Brian McClellan

About the Book An epic new fantasy series from Brian McClellan, set in the same world as his wildly popular Powder Mage trilogy. The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place – a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and …

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Jul 24

Sawbones – Melissa Lenhardt

About the Book Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang… unless she can disappear. With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician’s kit and heads West. But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide …

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Jul 20

The Skill of Our Hands – Steven Brust & Skyler White

About the Book The Incrementalists are a secret society of two hundred people; an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world …

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Jul 19

Strange Practice – Vivian Shaw

About the Book Meet Greta Helsing, fast-talking doctor to the undead. Keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well in London has been her family’s specialty for generations. Greta Helsing inherited the family’s highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. In her consulting rooms, Dr. Helsing treats the undead for a host of ills – vocal …

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Jul 18

The Shadow of What Was Lost – James Islington

About the Book It has been twenty years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs – once thought of almost as gods – were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the …

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Jul 17

#SPFBO 2017 | Round Two Mini Reviews

Oh my gosh, you guys, this year has been kicking me so hard. I’m sorry I skipped last week. My family ended up with a stomach bug, and I basically spent the whole week cleaning up throw up. It was just glorious, let me tell you. Now the stomach bug has seemed to move on …

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Jul 06

Thunderbird – Chuck Wendig

About the Book In the fourth installment of the Miriam Black series, Miriam heads to the southwest in search of another psychic who may be able to help her understand her curse, but instead finds a cult of domestic terrorists and the worst vision of death she’s had yet. Miriam Black is being developed as …

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