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Review: “Yampellec’s Idol,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Livi Talbot’s world has woken up to magic. Thanks to the Pulse a few years back–not that anyone seems to understand what it actually was–magic has returned to the world. It isn’t on every street-corner

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Review: “A Broken Darkness,” Premee Mohamed

Rating: 5 out of 5 NOTE ADDED: Now it’s looking like there WILL be a third book in this series, so I’m upping my rating to a 5/5. I’m fine with waiting to see what’s going on–I just didn’t want

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Review: “Raptor: A TECH Ops Novel,” John G. Hartness

Rating: 3 out of 5 John G. Hartness’s Raptor: A TECH Ops Novel has a great premise, but some crucial failures as well. It’s quasi-military sci-fi, in that the TECH Ops squads aren’t run by the military, and not all

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Short Take: “Operation Yukon,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Operation: Yukon is the 11th book in his wonderful S-Squad series. These are fun military-versus-monsters tales with a squad of Scottish lads who get a reputation for being monster magnets. I urge you

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Review: “Operation North Sea,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 Operation: North Sea is the latest “S-Squad” book from William Meikle. This is a series with plenty of military-vs-monsters fun with a touch of horror (occasionally a hint at cosmic horror), and a touch of

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Short Take: “The Land Below,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 In William Meikle’s horror/adventure novella The Land Below, ex-military man Daniel Garland gets talked into going caving with Ed and Thomas Ellington, as their guard. Ed is looking for a lost treasure in Austria, left

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Review: “The Void Protocol,” F. Paul Wilson

Rating: 3 out of 5 F. Paul Wilson’s The Void Protocol (The ICE Sequence (3)) picks up with Laura and Rick once again on the outs after his revelation at the end of the previous book. This time, the new

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Review: “The God Gene,” F. Paul Wilson

Rating: 4 out of 5 F. Paul Wilson’s The God Gene: A Novel (The ICE Sequence Book 2) picks up a little after the close of Panacea. Rick Hayden’s adoptive brother Keith (a zoologist) has gone missing. He liquidated all

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Review: “Panacea,” F. Paul Wilson

Rating: 4 out of 5 F. Paul Wilson’s Panacea: A Novel (The ICE Sequence Volume 1) runs on an intriguing premise: what if there’s a “potion” of sorts that can cure… anything? It can bring the recipient back to a

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Review: “Beneath the Rising,” Premee Mohamed

Rating: 5 out of 5 Premee Mohamed’s cosmic horror novel Beneath The Rising bowled me over. Right from the start we’re presented with a highly unusual friendship of sorts. Joanna “Johnny” Chambers was born to a wealthy family, and possesses

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