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Resistance by Samit Basu

Resistance by Samit Basu
4.5

This review contains spoilers for Turbulence. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Resistance is the sequel to the brilliant superhero novel Turbulence, in which the passengers on a flight from London to Delhi develop superpowers. Resistance is set eleven years in the future after a ‘second wave’ of powers […]

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Heroes vs Superheroes

Heroes vs Superheroes 

Greetings, Faction readers!  If my writing seems muffled, it is because I write to you from beneath a pile of boxes, books, and clothing, as I frantically prepare for my pending immigration into Canada. Today I would like to dig into subjects addressed in my colleague Tegan Beechey’s excellent article on the trend towards dark […]

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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
4

So, with the release of Steelheart I thought it might be interesting to look at another piece of superhero fiction from the past. Published in 2007, Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman is a duel narrative piece that charts the stories of Dr Impossible, world smartest man and feared supervillain, along with newbie […]

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
4

In a world filled only with supervillains and no superheroes it’s up to the average citizen to rise up and administer justice. That’s the basic premise of Brandon Sanderson’s latest novel, Steelheart. His penchant for interesting worldbuilding and cinematic writing has paid off yet again. Steelheart is a story about an average teenager named David. […]

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Exclusive Book Trailer

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Exclusive Book Trailer 

The idea of ordinary people acquiring superpowers brings to mind the classic comic book struggles between epic heroes and supervillains: Humanity’s last hope using their superhuman abilities to save the Earth from the powers of darkness. But what if there were no superheroes, only supervillains? What if humanity’s last hope was humanity itself? That’s the […]

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Turbulence by Samit Basu

Turbulence by Samit Basu
4

The superhero genre is a very crowded one, containing some of the world’s best known icons and most infamous villains. It’s a fast-paced, exciting and incredibly fun genre, but also one that can be filled with cliché and overly simplistic morality. While superheroes are still a strong force to be reckoned with, many would argue […]

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The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis

The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis
5

Editor’s Note: Mild spoilers for book one. Read with caution if you’ve yet to finish Bitter Seeds. I very recently read Bitter Seeds, the first part of Ian Tregillis’ tale of German super-humans and British warlocks and loved it. However, the book takes you on quite a disturbing journey, and despite how much I enjoyed […]

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Relapse by Blake Northcott

Relapse by Blake Northcott
5

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for book one: Vs. Reality. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Earlier this year, I reviewed Ms. Northcott’s first book, Vs. Reality. As with the first book, Relapse reads like an action film script and had me hooked right from the beginning. The […]

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The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett

The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett
4.5

The word limen in Latin means “a threshold”, and in modern context, the word liminal can be interpreted as a state between one or the other, often in reference to spiritual or social concepts. The Liminal People is a novel that exists between genres, weaving through them with impunity. It is an international crime thriller, […]

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Vs. Reality by Blake Northcott

Vs. Reality by Blake Northcott
5

This reviewer comes to you completely shocked. Less than 30 hours after uploading Ms. Northcott’s Vs. Reality to my Kindle, I have completely devoured it. Devoured it, I tell you, and found myself wanting more. One could possibly even say that I may be addicted to it. Vs. Reality reads like a really hardcore action […]

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