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This week, we take a look at Dungeon Heart, by David Sanchez-Ponton, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon #15, by Fujino Omori, and Iron Company, by Chris Wraight. Upon his death, the great dwarven craftsman known as The Emperor of the Forge was not returned to the halls of […]

Dungeon cores, mecha designs, magic-crushing assassins, and sticky-fingered sorceresses fill this week’s new releases. Combat Frame XSeed: Illustrated Combat Frame Tech Guide – Brian Niemeier The future is over. Yet weapons technology marches on, reaching its pinnacle in the mighty combat frame! The Combat Frame XSeed saga chronicles the battles waged by these and other […]

“For me, Misha is the consummate craftsman.”–Schuyler Hernstrom, writer of “Mortu and Kyrus in the White City”. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” “Do the next thing. Work on the job at hand.” “You’re going to do this thing because it needs to be done and there is no one […]

Living Saints, clumsy dragons, crippled vigilantes, and the World Wrecker return in this week’s new releases. Call Me Dragon (Dragon Fires Rising #1)- Marc Secchia Call me Dragon. It’s the last thing you’ll ever do. Blitz the Devastator has never done a decent day’s devastating in his life. Fireless, artistic and shunned by his Dragon […]

This article was originally posted on July 13, 2019. Next week will showcase Misha Burnett’s Endless Summer. Spend enough time reading science fiction, and readers will come across the idea of the Big Three of classic science fiction. Always a controversial selection, as the list of worthy grandmasters of the genre exceeds the places available […]

Living dungeons, vengeful fathers, dragons, and mechs fill this week’s new releases. At Athena’s Gates (Bulletfoot #3) – Marshal Rust Centuries ago, humanity crawled inside its bunkers and vowed never to come out. The air was too toxic, they said. The earth, too dangerous. But not everyone agreed . . .  The Auburn Revolution is […]

“After three years we were weary and had suffered losses. Oh, the wonder wasn’t gone. How could it ever go–from world after world after world? But we had seen so many, and of those we had walked on, some were beautiful and some were terrible and most were both (even as Earth is) and none […]

Angelic Wild West gunslingers, alien chi cultivators, and misfit dragons fill this week’s new releases. 1st to Fight (Earth at War) – Rick Partlow I retired from the USMC, and now I write about space marines. I never thought I’d actually become one. As a sci-fi author with a hit TV show, I have a […]

Secretive space haulers, infernal summoners, and desperate alchemists adorn this week’s list of new releases. Crimson Sun (Starcaster #3) – J. N. Chaney and Terry Maggert The Nyctus don’t like losing, and they’ll go to any lengths to turn the tides of war. When the idyllic planet Nebo is scorched into oblivion, it’s obvious that […]

“It is a wild, savage, bitter story, I repeat, for no story of the Legion deals with life in a Boston drawing-room. Quaintly enough, this story has to do with a glass eye. And a live eye, too. You know that grim saying from the Bible: ‘An eye for an eye’? But yes. This is […]

The survival novel is a subtype of the adventure story. The whole man vs. environment thing drilled into you in 9th grade English class. William Mulvihill’s The Sands of Kalahari was originally published in 1960 winning a Putnam Award. Mulvihill (1923-2004) had around ten novels from the late 1950s to the 1990s. You may have […]

“In the beginning I must say that this is no book for those who swear by old wives’ fables, holding all Americans brave, all Englishmen honorable and all Frenchmen gallant. It cannot please such innocents as are convinced that men in public office always set the nation’s welfare above their own, not those who think […]