Review: Unexpected Stories

Review: Unexpected Stories

Synopsis Unexpected Stories is, by any measure, an unexpected gift. This slender but resonant volume contains two stories—recently unearthed and never before in print—by one of the most significant figures in modern science fiction: Octavia E. Butler. “A Necessary Being” takes us into the heart of an alien culture with a rigid hierarchical system based on caste and skin coloration.…

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Review: Biotope: Volume 2

Review: Biotope: Volume 2

Synopsis After the scientific base he was assigned to investigate blows up and almost everybody on it dies, Captain Toussaint finds himself wounded, lost, starving and alone in the middle of an endless jungle on a distant planet. More violence and more surprises await him in his claustrophobic and hostile new environment, and though he does find answers to his…

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Review: Biotope: Volume 1

Review: Biotope: Volume 1

Synopsis A police captain and his two detectives arrive on Biotope, a distant planet on which a scientific base has been erected, to investigate a murder-suicide. They soon realize that all is not right on this self-sustaining base and that the scientists, some of whom are downright hostile towards them, aren’t telling them everything. A sci-fi thriller dripping with mood…

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Review: Epic: Legends of Fantasy

Review: Epic: Legends of Fantasy

Synopsis From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the megapopular fantasy novels of today, this quintessential anthology of epic fantasy is adventurous storytelling at its best. With rich and vibrant world building, readers are transported to antiquated realms to witness noble sacrifices and astonishing wonders. Gathering a comprehensive survey of beloved stories from the genre, this…

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