Tag Archives: Dawn Vogel

Review of Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming?

Jameson Currier’s short story collection, Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming? (Chelsea Station Editions, 2019), is a themed collection featuring stories with gay male protagonists and told in first and second person. While the speculative elements in this … Continue reading

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Review of Into Bones Like Oil

Karron Warren’s Into Bones Like Oil (Meerkat Press, 2019) is a Gothic-style novella that blends the surreal and literary into a ghost story like nothing I’ve read before. With characters that feel equally at home here as they might in … Continue reading

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Review of A Family Matter

A Family Matter by Ox Aaronson (Lightning Cellar Publications, 2019) is a fast-moving sci-fi heist novel with plenty of twists to keep you turning the pages. Alexander Romano-Bennetti is the nephew of the ruler of Nostraspace, one of seven galactic … Continue reading

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Review of Triangulation: Dark Skies

Triangulation: Dark Skies, edited by Diane Turnshek and Chloe Nightingale (Parsek Ink, 2019), is an anthology of stories about people longing to see the night skies. Whether the stars are missing due to light pollution or something else, the stories … Continue reading

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Review of The Great Faerie Strike

The Great Faerie Strike by Spencer Ellsworth (Broken Eye Books/Stinkeye Books, 2019) is a spirited adventure story set in the Otherworld, a region inhabited by fantasy creatures. The story is told from two points of view: Jane, a half-vampire, and … Continue reading

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Review of Tales for the Camp Fire

Tales for the Camp Fire (Tomes & Coffee Press, 2019), edited by Loren Rhoads, is an anthology of horror stories from Northern California authors who banded together to raise funds for the victims of the November 2018 fire that destroyed … Continue reading

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Review of Distaff

Distaff (2019) is an anthology of nine science-fiction stories by women authors who are members of the sffchronicles community forum. The result is an eclectic collection ranging across the spectrum of science fiction. Two of the stories stood out particularly … Continue reading

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Review of The Flight Girls

When I first got a copy of The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar (Mira, 2019), the author warned me that some of the initial reviewers hadn’t really liked that this was a romance novel “disguised” as historical fiction. My perception … Continue reading

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Review of Claiming T-Mo

Claiming T-Mo by Eugen Bacon (Meerkat Press, 2019) is a multi-generational tale of otherworldly beings, superpowers, and the complexity of families. With a sweeping scope across time and space, it features elements of fantasy and science fiction blended together in … Continue reading

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Review of The Imaginary Corpse

The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes (Angry Robot, 2019) mashes up a noir detective story with a world peopled with imaginary friends and ideas their creators have abandoned. In doing so, he’s created a vibrant world filled with whimsy, but … Continue reading

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