Tag Archives: Dawn Vogel

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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Review of The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente

The Refrigerator Monologues (Saga Press, 2017) by Catherynne Valente is a beautiful, but challenging, read. The difficulty is not in the writing, but rather in the content, as the narrative follows the women who have been part of a super … Continue reading

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Review of Cassilda’s Song

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. … Continue reading

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Now Available – Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017

Phantom limb surgery, dimensional windows, and sentient androids. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning … Continue reading

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Review of Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book

Today, we’re venturing into new territory for Mad Scientist Journal, as co-editor Dawn and illustrator Leigh 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 … Continue reading

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Review of Behind the Mask

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 … Continue reading

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