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    Review of Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

    by  • May 29, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    by Nathan Crowder I grew up in the great American Southwest, in a town on the fringes of the desert where street names were just as likely to be in Spanish as English. I had friends and neighbors with names like Atencio, Martínez, Lopez, and Candelaria. Despite having moved out of the area decades...

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    Review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

    by  • April 17, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Gunsmoke and Dragonfire (Aradia Publishing, 2019) edited by Diane Morrison is an anthology of stories that mash up fantasy with westerns, resulting in a collection of 25 stories where the good guys don’t always ride white horses … but they might ride good dragons. Many of the stories in this anthology are reprints, including...

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    Review of Broken Metropolis

    by  • February 27, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Broken Metropolis (Mason Jar Press, 2018), edited by dave ring, is an anthology of short stories and poetry centered on urban fantasy with queer characters. Though the collection only includes ten pieces, their impact makes this book seem like more. As is the case with many anthologies, some of the stories proved more appealing...

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    Review of Magic or Die

    by  • January 23, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    J. P. Jackson’s novel Magic or Die (NineStar Press, 2018) is a novel that explores the dark side of how people with enormous and uncontrollable magical power might be handled by governments and society. It’s an urban fantasy novel with compelling characters and fast-paced action throughout. The main character, James Martin, is pulled back...

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    Review of Murder on the Titania

    by  • January 2, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks (Queen of Swords Press, 2018) is a collection of four steampunk/alternate history mystery novellas and one short story featuring Captain Marta Ramos and her second in command, Simms, as they navigate and plunder the Duchy of Denver and nearby locales. Ramos and Simms...

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    Review of Terra! Tara! Terror!

    by  • December 12, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Terra! Tara! Terror! (Third Flatiron Publishing, 2018), edited by Juliana Rew, is an anthology of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror short stories, with a couple of humorous pieces thrown in at the end. The anthology’s theme is somewhat loose, giving this collection a wide range of stories. My personal favorites in this anthology leaned a...

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