Tag Archives: Dawn Vogel

Review of Bones and Bourbon

Bones and Bourbon (Ninestar Press, 2018) by Dorian Graves is a wonderful take on the urban fantasy genre. Chronicling the adventures of brothers Retz and Jarrod Gallows, this book is equal parts hilarious and a great commentary on the trials … Continue reading

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Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

Time travel can be tricky. But Kate Heartfield’s Alice Payne Arrives (Tor, 2018) handles the topic deftly. This novella is a clever tale of time travel across multiple timelines with a firm grasp of the consequences of mucking about with … Continue reading

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Review of Bikes Not Rockets

Bikes not Rockets (Microcosm Publishing, 2018), edited by Elly Blue, is the fifth volume in the Bikes in Space series, all of which feature speculative fiction centered around bicycles. The theme of this volume was intersectional stories, and it collects … Continue reading

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T.A. Guide for BIO 457: Advanced Experimental Models

An letter by Lisa Mullins, PhD, as provided by Julia K. Patt Art by Dawn Vogel Greetings Fellow Plodder in the Academic Trenches, If you’ve received this binder, it means you have had the misfortune of being assigned BIO 457 as your … Continue reading

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Review of Paper Girls Volume 1

It’s summertime and the graphic novel stack is threatening to overtake the hallway, so we’ll be talking about some of the graphic novels we’ve accumulated that we think you might enjoy! Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics, 2016) starts out with … Continue reading

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Review of To Another Abyss! by Zach Bartlett

To Another Abyss! by Zach Bartlett (Spaceboy Books, 2018) is a delightful tale of eldritch otherworldly beings and college town art scenes, blended into a clever short novel. Greg Withers runs a small art gallery and artist grant, thanks to … Continue reading

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Review of Once Upon a Fact

Once Upon a Fact (Wildside Press, LLC, 2018) is a collection of 18 retellings of fairy tales and other traditional stories with a science fiction twist, edited by Katherine Tomlinson. In stories that are both familiar and unfamiliar, these authors … Continue reading

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Review of Mirror Bound by Rhiannon Held

Mirror Bound (2018) is a stand-alone urban fantasy novel by MSJ alum Rhiannon Held. Breaking from the tropes of this genre, the story follows Verity, a non-human sidekick to a team of monster-fighting mages. Bound to the leader of that … Continue reading

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Review of Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers

Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers, edited by Sarena Ulibarri (World Weaver Press, 2018), is a collection of 17 solarpunk short stories, which World Weaver Press defines as “a type of optimistic science fiction that imagines a future founded on renewable … Continue reading

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Review of As Told by Things

As Told by Things (Atthis Arts LLC, 2018), edited by E. D. E. Bell, is a collection of twenty-five stories told from the perspective of inanimate objects. The stories range in tone from humorous to dark, and all are short … Continue reading

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