REVIEWED: The God Gene

The God Gene by F. Paul Wilson (SF novel, 2018). Wilson’s new novel is a direct sequel to Panacea with the same two lead characters (Dr. Laura Fanning and former CIA agent Rick Hayden). There are frequent references to that work and before the main plot of The God Gene comes to fully dominate things, there’s a subplot tying […]

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REVIEWED: A Collection of Nightmares

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng (Dark Poetry Collection, 2017). This book-length collection of Christina Sng’s poetry offers up 47 darkly fascinating poems. A horrific/doomsday tone predominates, quite often mixed with science fictional aspects. With that in mind, the frequency of narrative/story-telling poems is no surprise. Another recurrent theme interwoven in the fabric of this book […]

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Review Column Published

My contributor copy (and modest yet welcome check) for the January 2018 issue of the SF/F quarterly Outposts of Beyond arrived in yesterday’s mail. Thanks to all the good folks at Alban Lake Publishing! Added thanks for thinking enough of my work to put my name on the front cover! In addition to my review piece about […]

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REVIEWED: Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (Dystopian Science Fiction Novel, 2017). This near-future novel from an award-winning/best-selling author is a dystopian nightmare. While it uses global climate change/warming as an apparent trigger for genetic changes that bring on the collapse of civilization, it can’t be classed as a ‘hard science’ novel per se. […]

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REVIEWED: Children of the Fleet

Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card (Science Fiction Novel, 2017). This, the latest novel set in the Ender’s Game universe, marks its acclaimed and veteran author’s first solo effort in the series since 2008. In the aftermath of Ender Wiggin’s crushing victory against the aliens in the Third Formic War, the International Fleet’s satellite-based […]

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REVIEWED: An Unkindness of Ghosts

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (Science Fiction Novel, 2017). This impressive first novel takes the aspects of a very familiar science fictional trope and uses them as metaphor for the exploration of past and present-day injustices. The trope in question is the generational spaceship, fleeing an Earth ruined by human greed and/or stupidity at relativistic […]

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