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Review: “Apocalyptic,” ed. S.C. Butler, Joshua Palmatier

Rating: 4 out of 5 S.C. Butler and Joshua Palmatier edited the anthology Apocalyptic. It has some great familiar authors in it (Seanan McGuire! Tanya Huff!) and more by authors I’m not as familiar with. Like most anthologies your taste

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Review: “Deal With the Devil,” Kit Rocha

Rating: 5 out of 5 Anyone who’s read Kit Rocha’s “Beyond” books will recognize the delirious blend of danger, sci-fi super-soldiers, post-apocalyptic grunge, and erotic romance found in Deal with the Devil: A Mercenary Librarians Novel. Nina is an information

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Review: “Snow Over Utopia,” Rudolfo A. Serna

Rating: 4 out of 5 Rudolfo A. Serna’s novel Snow Over Utopia is… umm. Well, I’m having a little difficulty with this review so please bear with me. It’s surreal. Kind of psychedelic, really. And I wasn’t always entirely sure

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Review: “Before We Die Alone,” Ike Hamill

Rating: 4 out of 5 Oh boy. I’m not even sure how to start describing Ike Hamill’s Before We Die Alone. Dennis is a programmer, hardware guy, and project lead. He also has a friend named Adam who talks to

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Short Take: “You and I Shall Be as Radiant,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s short story You and I Shall Be as Radiant introduces us to Feilin. She spent 50 years trying to track down a weapon that would save her planet from invasion, and found it

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Review: “AfroSFv2,” ed. Ivor W. Hartmann

Rating: 5 out of 5 Ivor W. Hartmann has collected five novellas in AfroSFv2, the sequel to the short story collection AfroSF Science Fiction by African Writers [review]. The novellas are substantial enough that they each deserve their own brief

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Review: “AfroSF Science Fiction by African Writers,” ed. Ivor W. Hartmann

Rating: 5 out of 5 AfroSF Science Fiction by African Writers is a decent-sized anthology filled with wonderful stories by African writers. I often end up giving anthologies a 4/5 simply because not all stories will appeal to all readers.

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Review: “Machine’s Last Testament,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s brilliant novel Machine’s Last Testament, Suzhen is just a petty bureaucrat. She’s a “selection agent,” who gets to decide which immigrants will get to join society in Anatta. Most immigrants have been

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Review: “Edit,” Rick Chesler

Pros: Genuinely tense Cons: Lots of holes and inconsistencies Rating: 2 out of 5 SPOILER WARNING: This review does contain spoilers, because there’s a lot to talk about. Rick Chesler’s EDIT takes place in modern-day Florida. Detective Rene Bravia and

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Review: “Genome,” A.G. Riddle

Pros: Delivers on the mysteries created in book one Cons: Occasionally things don’t quite add up Rating: 4 out of 5 A.G. Riddle’s Genome (The Extinction Files Book 2) picks up just a few weeks after Pandemic [review] ends. The

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