‘Breach’ Review: Loads of Intrigue & A Hells-Yes Protagonist

Breach, the third entry in the Analog series, gives us the story of the most mysterious character in the fictional universe, Emily Kim. The trials and tribulations of the Commonwealth mega-corporation continue to hold sway on the world order and the cast of characters from past books is at work to keep everything running. Breach…

‘Borderless’ Review: Smart Storytelling in a Tech-Driven World

Borderless is a wonderful continuation of the Analog series, giving us a new protagonist and a new conspiracy with global implications that threatens to undermine human civilization as they know it. The villains are more villainous, the secrets are more damning, and the stakes are as high as can be. This is a spy novel…

‘Bandwidth’ Review: Political Intrigue Amidst a World on the Precipice

Bandwidth masterfully combines speculative genres, pitting political thriller against climate change science fiction to create a compelling narrative that constantly keeps you on your toes. The character development is spot-on, showing us a protagonist with a difficult past whose career and life choices are coming back to haunt him. The novel surprised me at every…

Previewing ‘Empress of Forever’

I had a chance to preview Empress of Forever, out this June, and it is the wildest of rides through space, time, and reality. It’s the kind of book that slowly pulls you in, showing you an interesting character who seems pretty normal. She makes a big life decision, adding a bit of intrigue to…

‘The Obsoletes’ Review: Robo-Adolescence On Display

The Obsoletes is a robot-meets-coming-of-age tale, balancing the angst of a teenage boy with the difficulties of operating as a robot in an unaccepting human world. The protagonist is a deeply complex character who spends every waking moment trying to get by in the world. He acts as father, mother, and brother in the household, presenting…

‘Atlas Alone’ Review: Immersive Gaming Meets Dystopian Future

Atlas Alone is an exciting venture into a space, filled with suspense and advanced technologies that I’m sure will populate our shelves one day. It’s a look at a future for humanity that I desperately hope never comes to fruition. Newman takes the fear-mongering of religious zealotry and political extremism to a new level, showing…

‘Tangle’s Game’ Review: A Masterful Thriller in an Uncertain Future

Tangle’s Game starts off with a bang and never quiets down, throwing you into a whirlwind plot that’s equally fascinating and brilliant. By pairing a doubting protagonist with a secret that would topple the world, we get a heightened sense of suspense as she travels around looking for answers, at first ignorant of the forces…

‘We Are Mayhem’ Review: An Epic Fight to Save the Galaxy

We Are Mayhem is an all-in-one kind of science fiction experience in the best possible way. You’ve got an epic story, filled with an intense history of oppression and a growing will of the people to fight back against the evil powers that be. The story is fueled by a group of fascinating characters, all…