Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
 

Empire of Sand

Review

 
Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
 

Sword of Kaigen

New Release Review

 
Silent, Simple, Trouble: Corin Hayes Omnibus by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal
 

Corin Hayes Omnibus

Cover Reveal

 

Browsing all articles by Nathan T. Dean.

The Magic of Our Day to Day Lives: Snowflake Vignettes

The Magic of Our Day to Day Lives: Snowflake Vignettes 

I. So many times I have sat down at my laptop (or typewriter) recently and found the words I wish would flow just do not emerge in a fashion I would like. Esoteric poetry, snippets of my next novel, a bit of dialogue for a screenplay, but not the words that I need to write […]

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What the Stale Air Tastes Like: An Apocalyptic Overview

What the Stale Air Tastes Like: An Apocalyptic Overview 

The stars are going out. The nuclear fallout bunkers were built in a rush. Your cat seems to be mutating into some sort of slug monster. We have reached end game. All our endeavours are for nothing, apart from that collection of bottle caps that you’ve been storing just for this day. The end is […]

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Minecraft: Mobs, Mods and Mines – How is this Fantasy?

Minecraft: Mobs, Mods and Mines – How is this Fantasy? 

Spoiler Alert! (I bet you didn’t even think this game had one.) When you finish Minecraft…What, you can’t finish Minecraft? Are you currently holding aloft your giant rubber pick-axes and announcing how Minecraft is an open-world, creative, survival simulator and has no definitive ending? Well, allow me to be the barer of strange news. For those […]

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Pokémon – What Kind of Journey Is This?

Pokémon – What Kind of Journey Is This? 

Twitch Plays Pokémon changed a lot of things for a lot of people. Mostly it changed the website imgur into a paradise of pseudo-religious iconography for a Bird Jesus and a Helix Fossil, and created a community entirely unique for representing the crazed voices of a schizophrenic poké-trainer. But since the people of Twitch completed […]

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“House of Dreams” by Michael Swanwick

“House of Dreams” by Michael Swanwick
3.5

I would often sit with my friends and argue over which were the best or worst superpowers. The worst superpowers regarded were having the ability to see three seconds into the future, but your reflexes are three seconds slower or simply being able to control condensation but nothing else. But when it came to the […]

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The Initial Steps of Worldbuilding: Architect, Gardener, Tourist

The Initial Steps of Worldbuilding: Architect, Gardener, Tourist 

Listening to the news in the real world – that horrid place where dragons are small and kept in vivaria and pixie is just a kind of haircut – it is very apparent that life is a very complicated place. Anything from the politics between two warring countries, down to a neighbourly dispute on a […]

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