‘Neon Empire’ Review: A City that Steals the Show

Neon Empire showcases masterful worldbuilding, giving us a setting that’s impossible to look away from. The story itself follows multiple characters as they interact with the city, all following their own story lines as they search for answers or fame or the next big break. It’s the city of Eutopia that stands out on every…

‘Fire in the Sky’ Review: An Entertaining Guide to All Things Asteroid

Fire in the Sky is an entertaining look at the history of comets, meteors and asteroids, and their place in Earth’s past, present and future. Dillow writes in an accessible, down-to-earth tone, shedding light on the many wonders of these mysterious objects that haunt science fiction novels and movies. You’ll finish the book with a…

‘Longer’ Review: In Search of More Time

Longer is a unique dive into the human psyche to examine what it means to extend the human lifespan. It’s the best kind of character piece, focusing on personal conversations and overarching themes that go beyond explosive plot points. This is the story of a woman who wants to live forever and a man who…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

Previewing ‘A Chain Across the Dawn’

A Chain Across the Dawn is the kind of space opera I love, filled with action, high stakes missions, and a cause to fight for. I had a chance to preview the first third of the book and loved every page of it. The story begins in the action but I didn’t feel left out…