Title: Scale-Bright Author: Benjanun Sriduangkaew A lush, vivid collection of works (one longer, a handful shorter) wherein Benjanun Sriduangkaew introduces us to a magical, dangerous, violent, beautiful and sometimes terrifying world. The action sequences, in particular, are well-crafted and paced. Benjanun composes action skillfully, and comes up with wild and inventive set pieces and scenes. … Continue reading Flash Review – Scale-Bright, by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Title: Idol Threat Author: Bryce Allen Publisher: Necro Publications And now for something completely different. I'm a fan of the weird, and the strange, most certainly the different, but the Bizarre (with a capital B) is a world and a genre I don't tend to dabble too much in. And from page one, Bryce Allen's … Continue reading Flash Review – Idol Threat, by Bryce Allen
Contributing Authors: Robert Walton, Rie Sheridan Rose, Adam S. Furman, Marcus Hansson, Catherine J. Cole, J.D. Graves, Jared Mason, David VonAllmen Cover Art: Luke Spooner Editors: Matthew X. Gomez, Cameron Mount I've been a fan of pulp adventure fiction since I was a kid. The stories of Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Edgar … Continue reading Flash Review – Broadswords and Blasters, issue 6
Title: Midnight Blue, the Sonja Blue Collection Author: Nancy A Collins Publisher: White Wolf Publishing I did not realize until I started attempting to write this review just how close I was to these stories. I met Sonja Blue for the first time when I was a moody young wannabe pre-teen goth in the radical, … Continue reading The Punk Rock Queen of the Vampires – Midnight Blue, the Sonja Blue Collection by Nancy A Collins – A review, or, something like it.
Title: Freeze Frame Revolution Author: Peter Watts Publisher: Tachyon Publications I was incredibly impressed, even enamored, by Watts' work of curious, consciousness-bending space horror Blindsight. So much so, that once I was done I discovered he had another book recently released and dove straight into it. In recent years I haven't read a whole lot … Continue reading Flash Review – Freeze Frame Revolution, by Peter Watts
Title: Blindsight Author: Peter Watts Publisher: Tor Imagine you are conscious. Imagine you are aware. I'm going to endeavor to keep this review as brief as I can, but I make no promises. I've been chewing on this book for the last couple weeks and it has given me a lot to think about. You … Continue reading Flash Review – Blindsight, by Peter Watts
Title: Shadowdance Author: Robin Wayne Bailey Publisher: White Wolf Publishing Full disclosure: this wasn't the first time I ever read this book. I originally read it upon its first release, way back in 1995, when I was probably too young to really grasp everything that was going on in it. A long, long while went … Continue reading Flash Review – Shadowdance, by Robin Wayne Bailey