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The Drakos Effect

by John M. Murray

"The Drakos Effect" is an absorbing science fiction parable that unfolds with heart, action, and thoughtfulness. In Joe Sharcoff’s captivating and polished "The Drakos Effect", an enthusiastic astrobiologist and an unusual alien work... Read More

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Primary Anomaly

by John M. Murray

"Primary Anomaly" serves as a strong introduction to the world of Fables of Nevertime, with interesting world-building, character-driven action, and secrets left to discover. Peter Sonntag’s explosive science fiction adventure "Primary... Read More

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Lamp Eyes, Look Out!

by Katie Asher

"Lamp Eyes, Look Out!" is an imaginative, often beautiful work of science fiction. Peter Gelman’s "Lamp Eyes, Look Out!" is a poetic and abstract science-fiction response to the current political climate in the West. Mixing Greek... Read More

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Plum Rains

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Andromeda Romano-Lax’s near-future novel, "Plum Rains", gracefully explores ethical questions around artificial intelligence with refreshing humanity. Anji already has worries aplenty when her employer, Itou, surprises their household... Read More

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The Freeze-Frame Revolution

by Peter Dabbene

Hard science fiction that reads like a first-person parable, Peter Watts’s "The Freeze-Frame Revolution" is thoughtful, suspenseful, and unforgettable. Freedom and near-immortality are the stakes in a multimillion-year mutiny that... Read More

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Mother of Invention

by Michelle Anne Schingler

On its surface, "Mother of Invention" is a quasi-feminist speculative novel about reinventing the way that women give birth. In her forties and childless only partially by choice, Tessa, a biotech whiz, finds the prospect of shortening... Read More

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Stalag-X

by Peter Dabbene

Humans fight or collaborate with their alien captors in an effort to survive a harsh prison camp in the science fiction graphic novel "Stalag-X". A decade-long war against the alien race called the Krael has humanity in desperate... Read More

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