“Could kindness – by only ever taking little steps – twist itself into the worst kind of cruelty?”
Hurley is one of those rare writers who, once you’ve encountered a novel they’ve written, you immediately want to go out and read everything they’ve written. Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war … Continue reading The Stars Are Legion
Imagine taking Harley Quinn and throwing her in space, add that her Harlequins are cybernetically busted up dormant prisoners, and add some political intrigue just to mentally piss her off. This is Miska, the protagonist. The bloodthirsty pixie obviously tries too hard to appear batshit crazy and not only does she have poor taste in men … Continue reading Harley Goes To Space
Reynolds takes the same concept used in the movie Passengers and adds a little twist: when you’re done reading Slow Bullets you actually understood what went down and, just as an added bonus, walk away with a satisfied smile. Slow Bullets is a short novella that opens with the lights turned off and soldiers from … Continue reading Remember the Bullets
Grab any science fiction book and you'll see they all have the exact same thing in common: the plots and devices of the stories are all predictable and never stray out of bounds. They hardly even push the envelope and, with great joy, I'm glad the author never got that memo. Here's why: Wells adds … Continue reading Let’s Get Witchy
Henry Kyllo is a member of a secret society called the Inferne Cutis. A Runner whose goal is to achieve full-body lead content. He is chased through the city every day by Hunters whose goal is to shoot the Runners — with the threat to both sides that if they do not participate, through a … Continue reading There’s only room for one ultimate ascension!
Meet Marvelous Mav Raleos, a gentleman coward quite prone to simultaneously lying and telling the truth at the same time. He plots, he schemes, he runs. What follows is an average day for an information broker in this short story.
I’m absolutely nuts about superheroes and when I stumbled upon Lou Anders’ Masked anthology of short stories about these super-powered beings, I just couldn't resist slogging through it as slow as possible while savoring every fight scene. With each story bringing a refreshing new perspective on what it’s like to be considered … Continue reading Short stories for short lives
Its Bear Grylls meets Mythbusters in this finger-biting, breath-heaving, and nerve-wracking modern day space thriller. Mark Whatney is stuck on Mars, the average temperature barely rises above -150˚C, and he’s got nothing but his wits and disco to help him survive. Its hell in space and the suspense is a killer – or that could … Continue reading Space, You Cold Bastard
“Guess you didn’t get eaten the way you wanted, eh?” ― Peter Clines, Ex-Heroes To those who like superheroes and AMC's The Walking Dead (and pretty much anything with zombies in it), then Peter Clines' "Ex-Heroes" is something that will be thoroughly enjoyed. A page-turner from the start, Clines gives life to his already unique, interesting, and oh-so-real … Continue reading Ex-Heroes