One of the hardest parts of good science fiction or fantasy is world building. In Foundry Side, Robert Jackson Bennett has built one of the most original worlds I have read about in years. This story centers around a thief named Sancia. She lives in a city-state that runs on industrialized magic. Spells in this […]
Mark Dawson’s newest book is about an assassin in training Isabella Rose. This story takes place in the world of his John Milton series but is no a Milton book. Isabella and her trainer Maia are on the run. Various government groups and a private military contractor are looking for them. So they are hiding […]
Sometimes you can judge a book by the cover. As a fire/arson investigator anytime I see a book with flames as cover art I make sure to take a second look. Fire on the Fens by Joy Ellis is about a community being hit by a serial arsonist. At first, it is only property being […]
Annette Dashofy is back with another Zoe Chambers cozy mystery, Uneasy Prey. I was first drawn to this series due to the main character being involved in rural EMS. While I never took the EMT test I have spent some time helping folks working in EMS. So it is always fun to read a story […]
Edwin Burrows the uncouth jerk you can’t help but to like from Alibi Afficando is back.
Andy Weir the author of The Martian has just released his second novel, Artemis. This second book is not a continuation of The Martian. It is a standalone sci-fi crime novel. As someone who enjoys mystery/thriller and also Sci-Fi, this book was a good blend of both worlds. The story takes place on the moon […]