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Charity Bradford’s The Magic Wakes

An Interesting Mix of Genres In “The Magic Wakes,” Charity Bradford takes the reader on a ride using various elements of science fiction and fantasy, which turns out to be a very interesting and rare combination. When you mix dragons and magic with spaceships and futuristic technology — old world versus new world — it’s a leap of imagination. Talia Zaryn, a scientist on her home world, Sendek, has had troubling nightmares for years: an alien invasion that culminates with her death during Read more […]



J.T. Geissinger’s “Into Darkness.”

Lumina Bohn has a secret. And it is one that will get her killed. “I’m different. I’m dangerous. I’m almost certainly not human. And if I want to stay alive, no one can know.” She is not human. Of that she is sure, for how else can she explain starting fires with a thought and stripping abilities from others she touches? Life after The Flash is controlled by the Imperial Federation, the power that imposed order on the few remaining outposts of humans. Toxic clouds poison the air and Read more […]

Jocelyn Han’s “Fly You To the Moon.” 2

Amazing cover. Hot couple, shirtless. Lunar background. I’m all set for a steamy romance in outer space. Bring it “Fly You To the Moon!” It’s 2196 and Ava Windsor arrives on Luna Six, a colony on Earth’s Moon where the Elite, or rich and pampered citizens of post-Apocalyptic Earth, have settled. After tremendous climatic disturbances and devastation of Earth, many Elite emigrated to the moon where they could live without rubbing elbows with the poor servant class. But Ava is different, Read more […]

Fly You to the Moon

Podkayne of Mars

Robert A. Heinlein’s Podkayne of Mars 8

Podkayne Fries, age 8 1/2 (about 17 Terran years), grew up on Mars and loves every inch of it. It’s the only civilized place to live. In fact, she’s not even sure that old story about humanity being from Earth isn’t more than a fairy tale– that ancient planet is SO inhospitable to humans with its full 1G of gravity. Still, she really wants to see Earth– one would have to if one were going to be a daring and famous captain of a starship, wouldn’t one? When the opportunity arises for her and her Read more […]

An Uncommon Whore by Belinda McBride (M/M) 8

Pasha cannot remember ever being anything but a slave, probably because his current owner wiped his mind on purchase. Still, things aren’t so bad: his reptilian master has more of a taste for his cooking than for sex. Of course, U’shma also has a taste for gambling, which he has Pasha fund by pimping out him out at the local dive bar. Those days are less than pleasant… until the day Pasha spots a man across the bar. He looks like a pirate, complete with eye patch, and from somewhere deep inside, Read more […]

an uncommon whore

Isaac Asimov's "A Whiff of Death"

Isaac Asimov’s “A Whiff of death” 3

So I found this little gem at a thrift store. It was an Asimov book I didn’t own and hadn’t read. To be honest, I’d never heard of it. He published it back in 1958, and it wasn’t from any of his series, and it didn’t have robots and had nothing to do with the Foundation. But the prolific Asimov wrote a fair number of mysteries, too, and this is one of them. The protagonist is Louis Brade, an unassuming middle-aged chemist at a university. In his career to date, he’s achieved nothing of note. One Read more […]