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Review of Serpent’s Rise by Trish Heinrich

Serpent’s Rise (Beautiful Fire, 2017) is the second book in Trish Heinrich’s Vigilantes series, following after Serpent’s Sacrifice. In this book, set in the early 1960s, Alice has mostly hung up her costume, albeit reluctantly, in favor of navigating high … Continue reading

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Review of Full Throttle by Jon Hartless

Full Throttle (Accent Press, 2017) is a fascinating story of a working-class girl’s struggles in the world of competitive car racing in an alternate Edwardian steampunk/dieselpunk setting. MSJ alum Jon Hartless weaves a compelling tale of family, friendship, and burgeoning … Continue reading

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Review of Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters

Cry Your Way Home (Apex Publications, 2018) features seventeen of Damien Angelica Walters’ previously published short stories in a brilliant collection showcasing her beautiful prose and carefully plotted tales. Not for the faint of heart, the stories contained within this … Continue reading

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Review of The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward

The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward (Aqueduct Press, 2017) is a brilliant epistolary short novel featuring Lucy Harker, the daughter of Mina (Murray) Harker and Count Dracula. With a cast of characters drawn from all over Victorian-era … Continue reading

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Review of Of Rooks & Ravens by Nathan Crowder

Of Rooks & Ravens (Razorgirl Press, 2017) by MSJ alum Nathan Crowder is the story of a reawakened god and the havoc she wreaks on a town of necromancers and their undead hordes. It involves political intrigue, navigating unknown cultures, … Continue reading

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Review of Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich

Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich is the first book in her Vigilantes series of super hero novels. Set in the fictional Jet City that bears some resemblance to parts of the Pacific Northwest, the book follows Alice from her childhood … Continue reading

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Review of Everfair by Nisi Shawl

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 … Continue reading

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Review of Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

Six-Gun Snow White (Subterranean Press, 2013; reprinted by Saga Press, 2015) by Catherynne M. Valente is a brilliant retelling of the story of Snow White set against an Old West backdrop. But the story is also more than a retelling, … Continue reading

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Review of Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir by Tracy Barnett

Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir by Tracy Barnett (2015, Exploding Rogue Studios) was a novel born out of a 2013 Kickstarter campaign. While I love both Norse mythology and steampunk fantasy, this book was not entirely what I hoped it would be. … Continue reading

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Review of Starfall by Jessie Kwak

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, … Continue reading

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