• Posts Tagged ‘Dawn Vogel’

    Review of Everfair by Nisi Shawl

    by  • September 20, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Everfair (Tor Books, 2016) is the debut novel from acclaimed speculative fiction short-story author Nisi Shawl. The book is an interesting read that showcases Shawl’s background with short stories, as some chapters could be short stories unto themselves. But the narrative framework of the book, which is more about the country of Everfair than...

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    Review of Starfall by Jessie Kwak

    by  • August 9, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Starfall by Jessie Kwak (2016) is an exciting action and adventure novella set in a fascinating world of intrigue and organized crime in space. The Durga System, where the book takes place, is a system settled by refugees from Earth, and is home to all sorts of seedy underworld types as well as an...

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    Review of Cassilda’s Song

    by  • July 5, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium, 2015), edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., contains 18 tales of the mythos of the King in Yellow, all written by female authors. These stories explore many facets of Cassilda, one of the characters from Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow collection of short stories. As Chambers’ stories and the purported...

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    Review of Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book

    by  • June 21, 2017 • Reviews • 1 Comment

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    Today, we’re venturing into new territory for Mad Scientist Journal, as co-editor Dawn and illustrator Shannon share their thoughts on the Call of Cthulhu coloring book from Chaosium. While Dawn has been reviewing prose books for a while, this is her first attempt at reviewing a coloring book. And while she certainly likes coloring and coloring books,...

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    Review of Behind the Mask

    by  • June 7, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Behind the Mask (Meerkat Press, 2017) is a collection of twenty super hero stories, but you won’t find a lot of knock-down, drag-out fights between heroes and villains in this anthology. Instead, Behind the Mask focuses on super heroes dealing with matters of everyday life, while still having powers, nemeses, and the myriad other...

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