Quick Review: The Outside, by Ada Hoffmann

The Outside is a definite mind-bender, serving up shock and awe from the start. What begins as the launch of a cutting edge engine for a run-of-the-mill space station becomes a universe-altering fiasco that has far-reaching implications. The worldbuilding is top notch, slowly revealing this fascinating existence combining future humanity with Gods who run the…

‘Walking to Aldebaran’ Review: A Mind-Blowing Descent into Madness

Walking to Aldebaran is a mesmerizing descent into absolute madness. What begins as an exciting trek to a mysterious object nestled at the end of our solar system morphs into untold horrors as a single astronaut descends further into the bowels of an endless cavern. The protagonist begins as a human we can empathize with…

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…

‘Finder’ Review: An Adrenaline-Fueled Space Race

Finder is an action-adventure space opera done right, filled with death-defying acts and sheer luck of our thieving protagonist. There’s never a dull moment as we cycle through fight scenes, devious plots, and the nearly impossible task of stealing and delivering the payload. It’s a fun time and I enjoyed going along for the ride….

‘Edges’ Review: A Smart Space Opera in Search of Answers

Edges is an intellectual space opera featuring an epic journey to discover the answers of the lost human race. The writing is pristine, featuring strong characters who quest for the answers to humanity’s potential demise. With the dangers of a past war lurking on the outskirts and technologies that are a marvel to imagine, Edges…

‘Rosewater’ Review: Brilliant Storytelling in the Near Future

Rosewater is a science fiction masterpiece, highlighting a deeply personal narrative amidst a brilliantly rendered world in the near future. It’s part supernatural, part alien invasion, part societal collapse, and part spy novel, all rolled into one. It’s easy to get pulled into Thompson’s inventive storytelling and, when you’re done, you’ll be happy to find…

‘Dreams Strung like Pearls Between War and Peace’ Short Review

Dreams Strung like Pearls Between War and Peace is the story of a woman confused by her uneven memories, reluctant to embrace the revolution taking place on the fringes of her society. Central to the story is a fear she will be lumped in with her family’s actions of the past. This dissipates as she…