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Review: “The Hammer Falls,” Travis Heermann

Rating: 5 out of 5 When I was a teen in the 80s I was totally addicted to cyberpunk. It’s been a while, but I just read Travis Heermann’s The Hammer Falls and loved it. You’ll certainly recognize a lot

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Review: “Forgotten Stars & Distant Seas” J.B. Rockwell

Rating: 5 out of 5 J.B. Rockwell’s Forgotten Stars & Distant Seas is mostly sci-fi, but it also contains a nice dose of horror in the latter half. Captain Tom Faraday has been dumped in a babysitting role–his ship guards

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Review: “Faithless In Death,” J.D. Robb

Rating: 4 out of 5 Just so you know right off the bat, J.D. Robb’s (Nora Roberts) Faithless in Death (In Death, 52) is not action-packed. These books go back and forth, showcasing different styles of mystery and murder, different

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Review: “Alien: Into Charybdis,” Alex White

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alex White’s Alien: Into Charybdis is sort of a follow-on to his Alien: The Cold Forge. You probably don’t need to read that one first, and you’ll spend the first half or more of this

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Review: “Alien: The Cold Forge,” Alex White

Rating: 5 out of 5 I’m a total sucker for “Alien”-franchise books, and Alien: The Cold Forge, by Alex White, is just the right blend of sci-fi and horror. Dorian Sudler, the director of special resources for Weyland-Yutani, is on

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Review: “Ganymede,” Jason Taylor

Rating: 5 out of 5 Jason Taylor’s Ganymede is nearly impossible to review without giving some things away, just because there is SO MUCH going on. But I’ll do my best. It’s World Zero, and the year is 2080. Jill

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Review: “H-311,” Jordon K. Stephens

Rating: 2 out of 5 NOTE: There are some spoilers in this review, mostly for the first half of the book. In Jordon K. Stephens’s H-311, an innocent man–Austin Russel–is sent to prison for murder and cannibalism. He becomes a

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Review: “Saltblood,” T.C. Parker

Rating: 5 out of 5 T.C. Parker’s Saltblood is a curious tale in which ancient superstition and horror smack head-on into a futuristic prison. Now that there’s a company capable of scraping ridiculous amounts of information about any person out

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Review: “Elsewhere,” Dean Koontz

Rating: 3 out of 5 Dean Koontz’s Elsewhere is the author’s take on the multiverse theory. Jeffrey/Jeffy and his daughter Amity live by themselves, as Amity’s mother left them a long time ago. A local homeless man, Ed (Amity calls

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Review: “Parasite,” Darcy Coates

Rating: 5 out of 5 Parasite, by Darcy Coates, is less a novel and more a series of short stories that are meant to be read in order. Every story takes place on a different station, starting with Station 331

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