‘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…

‘The Girl in Red’ Review: Finding Strength in a Collapsing World

The Girl in Red is an epic journey through a post-apocalyptic world, following a twenty-something protagonist as she fights her way through the dangers of rural America. From the start, the book doesn’t shy away from the gruesome realities of desperate people doing anything to survive. Red kills when she has to and is always…

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…

‘Cosplay Crash Course’ Review: Everything You Need to Succeed at Cosplay

Cosplay Crash Course is a collaborative guide written by a group of epic cosplayers detailing the many elements needed to create high quality looks. Honestly, it’s exactly the kind of guide I’ve been looking for. I’m one of those people who always imagines creating realistic costumes but I’ve been afraid to look cheap or under-planned….

‘Quincredible Volume 1’ Review: The Best Kind of Superhero Story

Quincredible is a special kind of superhero narrative that stands above the rest. This isn’t just about cool powers and epic feats of strength. It’s about learning right from wrong and helping to transform society into an ideal that doesn’t always seem possible. We see Quin’s growth, not only as a superhero but as 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…

‘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…

‘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…