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 Chaos Function’ Review: The Art of Reworking an Apocalypse

The Chaos Function is an expertly crafted journey through the apocalypse, barreling down a winding road of terrifyingly real possibilities. What starts as a typical war reporter story becomes so much more, revealing a technology with a long and questionable history that defies understanding. Skillingstead presents us with a protagonist who is an expert at…

‘Alice Payne Rides’ Review: Creating the Right Shade of History

Alice Payne Rides returns us to a world of time travel, filled with daring missions and elaborate plots to keep the world running. This sequel to Alice Payne Arrives adds a new and welcome complexity to the many storylines Alice finds herself in. The race is on to prevent the erasure of a key character…

‘Alice Payne Arrives’ Review: Saving the World One Time at a Time

Alice Payne Arrives is a perfect time travel novella, matching courageous protagonists with a history-defining mission to fix the problems humanity has created in the future. Heartfield expertly balances the wonders of time travel with the dangers of re-writing the past, giving us a high-stakes operation where every action can make a big difference. It’s…

Previewing ‘Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back’

I loved the preview of Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back. In my opinion, this is best read without knowing anything beforehand about the plot. You’ll get all of the surprises and more than one audible “what” that way. Otherwise, read on! There are surprises at every turn as you travel through early Japan…

Review: Facing the Future in ‘The Psychology of Time Travel’

The Psychology of Time Travel examines just that, taking us into the minds of various time travelers as they traverse across hundreds of years. There are so many aspects of time travel to consider and Mascarenhas tackles a few of them with great skill. Time travel isn’t some novel concept in this version of history, but a…