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Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl

Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl
4.5

“She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, edited by Terry Bisson, is part of the radical indie press’s politically engaged mission, in which they publish some of speculative fiction’s most insightful voices. Each volume concentrates on some of the most provocative and politically engaged of […]

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
4.5

Have you heard of Becky Chambers? If you’re a regular reader of Fantasy-Faction, then perhaps you remember an article about her back in August 2018. Jessica Juby reviewed Record of a Spaceborn Few, where she chatted about Chambers’ Wayfarer series, how she was able to go meet Chambers (be still my heart), and sang the […]

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Rosewater by Tade Thompson
4.25

The description of Rosewater sounds more like a thriller than a science fiction novel, and that is one of the many appeals surrounding this novel. A government agent with a criminal past and with psychic abilities must determine whether or not the notorious alien biodome in Nigeria is responsible for killing other people with similar […]

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METAL WORLD – Role-playing Game Review

METAL WORLD – Role-playing Game Review 

* First Disclaimer * I received a digital copy of the most recent version of this role-playing game (RPG) book in return for an honest review. * Second Disclaimer * While this RPG book is more or less finished it’s still awaiting most of its art and could still be subject to changes or revisions […]

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C. T. Phipps – Interview

C. T. Phipps – Interview 

What do C. T. Phipps and Stephen King have in common? They’re prolific. They explore the darker sides of human nature. King has a few decades on Phipps and is undeniably more famous with a host more published novels and short stories. Nevertheless, Phipps is doing his best to catch up and has a growing […]

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Numenera: Role Playing in the Ninth World

Numenera: Role Playing in the Ninth World 

A billion years have passed, and civilisations have risen and fallen leaving evidence of their presence across the world. Wonders that no one can understand; obelisks that float in the sky, creatures that appear from shadows or walk through walls, machines that control the weather, or have uses yet to be discovered. Humans (mostly) are […]

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Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett

Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett
4.25

Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the authors whose writing, I eagerly look forward to whenever something new is announced. I was a bit skeptical about this title though, as this is a dystopic science fiction novella, which is not a genre I associate Bennett with. But he once again proved admirably why he is […]

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Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan

Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
4

Originally written in Chinese and published in 2013, this edition of Waste Tide is translated by Ken Liu and published by Tor Books. It is also Chen Qiufan’s debut book. Set in a dystopian China of the future (post 2020s), Waste Tide is an excellent example of environmental science fiction and is inspired by the […]

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One Way by S. J. Morden

One Way by S. J. Morden
4

Frank Kittridge is a middle-aged convict, doing time for killing his son’s drug supplier. His wife has divorced him and moved away with their son; he hasn’t heard from either of them since he went inside. He’ll never see them again and will die in prison serving his 120-year sentence. He’s not a typical murderer; […]

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One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
4.5

In January 1986, 15-year-old Nick is told that he has cancer. He begins chemotherapy and struggles to maintain as much of a normal life as he can. But a girl has joined his Dungeons and Dragons group, and a mysterious man has started following him around—a man who looks curiously familiar. Nick is drawn into […]

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
5

When I first said I wanted to review this book, I mentioned the prologue as what drew me in. That wasn’t entirely true. While I did enjoy the prologue (and I’ll mention the chills it gave me later on), it was the title that really caught my eye. How could it not? There’s something enticing […]

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40 Years of The Perfect Organism: Does Alien Hold Up?

40 Years of The Perfect Organism: Does Alien Hold Up? 

Spoiler Warning! This article contains many spoilers! When I was about 15, Aliens had a reputation among my friends as a great film. It was part war movie, part science fiction film: futuristic in a tough, edgy way. After watching it on a battered VHS videocassette and thinking it was excellent, I settled down to […]

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