‘Einstein’s War’ Review: A Side of Relativity You’ve Never Seen

Einstein’s War is a comprehensive account of the many factors influencing Einstein’s theory of relativity. At times, it’s difficult to wrap your head around the science and mathematics involved, but this historical account breaks down some of the mystery. Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I By Matthew Stanley…

‘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…

‘Dream Daddy’ Review: An Entertaining Comic Book Approach

The Dream Daddy comics are extremely entertaining, expanding the stories of this group of dads from the wildly popular online game. The series takes every day suburban life situations and gives them a dramatic flair. We see a college reunion, a close call with a vampire, a competitive science fair, a coffee shop on the…

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…

‘Dracopedia Field Guide’ Review: The Coolest Dragon Book You’ll Find

I can’t say enough about the Dracopedia Field Guide. This is the kind of fantasy encyclopedia you’ve dreamed of, filled with every kind of dragon you could imagine and every minute detail you’d want to know. I was completely engrossed in the descriptions paired with the beautiful artwork. I’ve never seen a fictional field guide…

‘The Undefeated’ Review: An End to Some, A Beginning to Others

The Undefeated is smart, insightful storytelling, following a writer in her later years as she returns to her childhood home on a planet soon to be invaded. What starts as a bit of fond reminiscence becomes a story of oppression, detailing the everyday acceptance of slavery in the shared universal culture. We see how prejudices…

‘The Only Living Girl Volume 1’ Review: Science Amidst Chaos

The Only Living Girl Volume 1 follows a young girl who is a brilliant scientist on another world beyond Earth. She’s inquisitive and incredibly smart, using her skills to problem solve in dangerous situations. With such a scientific mind at the forefront, this becomes a teaching piece at times, showing how scientific curiosity typically unfolds from…

Previewing “Blood of an Exile”

I had the chance to preview Blood of an Exile, out this August, and it looks to be an exciting adventure into a new fantasy kingdom where dragons are aplenty and exiled men are indentured to slay them until they meet an untimely demise. There’s an interesting dynamic across the kingdom in relation to the…