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“My name is Crest da Zolral.” The alien was waiting for them by the inner hatch of the airlock. “I am an Arkonide. In your terms, I’d describe myself as the scientific leader of this expedition.” As tensions rise in 2036 between America, Greater Russia, and China, an American moon base goes dark. NASA attempts […]

Plagues of super heroes, time-traveling interstellar wars, and eternal keyboard warriors fill this week’s list of new releases. Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense Issue #7 / Summer 2021 – Edited by P. Alexander The fearsome legions of the God Badaxe are on the march, cleaving a bloody swath through the magical land […]

Science fiction’s most popular hero returns in this week’s science fiction and fantasy releases. Blood and Steel (Tranquility #1) – Josh Hayes and Devon C. Ford They came to start a new life. Now they have to fight for it. Joel Lander wants nothing more than a fresh start, far from Earth and wars that […]

Robert E. Howard is best known for his sword and sorcery tales, and his heroes Conan and Krull. But Howard wrote more stories of Sailor Stevie Costigan than any other of his heroes with the exception of Conan. Costigan was a sailor in the Pacific, hot-headed, quick with his hands, and the fiercest boxer on […]

Alchemical academies, busking VR rockstars, and stranded U. S. Army Rangers shine in this week’s new release list. Alchemist Apprentice (The Alchemist Book 1) – Dan Michaelson and D. K. Holmberg Sam’s desire to protect his sister leads him to magic he never imagined. The powerful arcane arts have kept Olway safe for generations, taught […]

Interstellar wars, deadly games, and steadfast protectors fill this week’s list of new releases. Blue Sun Armada – Scott Moon War is coming. Duke Uron Marlboro led his mighty house to victory in the Zezner war. The last thing he expected was for his allies to turn on him. With a new civil war brewing, […]

Meditations on Middle-Earth was a collection published in 2001 containing essays by authors on the personal impact of J. R. R. Tolkien. Contributors included Poul Anderson, Harry Turtledove, Charles de Lint, and Ursula K. Le Guin. It made for an interesting niche book reading on the impact the Oxford Don made on generations of fantasy […]

On a cold November night, a grieving father picks up his hunting rifle and shoots his only daughter in the head. The police are mystified. Why was the girl even at the house? Why wasn’t she at the mortuary, awaiting her burial? After all Mary Winston had been declared dead two days earlier. When John […]

Literary saints, Scotland Yard demon hunters, and interstellar gunrunners stalk through this week’s new releases. Indie Saint (Words of Power #1) – V. K. Fox Since she read a biography of Catholic saints and began spontaneously healing the sick and calling down lightning, Jane’s day-to-day has become a trippy journey of self-discovery. Lucky thing a […]

The war lords and bandits of Western China thought all visitors were fair game—until they ran into Norcross and his hard-boiled black army from the American Expeditionary Forces. Starting in 2015, Altus Press has rereleased the stories that filled the first and the greatest of pulps, Argosy Magazine, with its Argosy Library line. With over […]

Lost intergalactic secrets, interstellar pit stops, and heavy metal sword & sorcery fill this week’s list of new releases. Awaken Online: Hellion – Travis Bagwell Jason’s back! And he’s ready for some revenge! Roughly a month has passed in-game since Thorn’s attack on the Twilight Throne. In that time, the dark city has managed to […]

Love at first sight turns into a love that transcends the cosmos in Julian Hawthorne’s lost pulp romance, The Cosmic Courtship. 1917’s Argosy saw the introduction of Jack Paladin, nephew of a famous explorer, and his attempt to win the hand of the brilliant Miriam Mayne. But when Miriam goes missing, Jack sets out to […]