• Posts Tagged ‘Dawn Vogel’

    Review of Distaff

    by  • August 14, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    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 for me. “The Broken Man” by Jane O’Reilley is told in simple language, but...

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    Review of The Flight Girls

    by  • August 7, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    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 of the story, however, is that this is a historical fiction novel with a...

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    Review of Claiming T-Mo

    by  • July 31, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    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 a way that makes both seem utterly plausible within the world Bacon has constructed....

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    Review of The Imaginary Corpse

    by  • July 10, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    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 also a place in which deep subjects, such as trauma and loss, can be...

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    Review of Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures

    by  • June 19, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks (Queen of Swords Press, 2019) is the second collection of steampunk adventure stories featuring Captain Marta Ramos and her intrepid crew of railway pirates. The stories in this collection are all longer pieces, and they’re connected to one another sequentially. In some ways, this almost makes...

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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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