Review: The Past is Red

Review: The Past is Red

Synopsis The future is blue. Endless blue…except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. One of those patches is a magical place called Garbagetown. Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl in Garbagetown, but she’s the only one who knows it. She’s the only one who knows a lot…

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Review: Borne (Borne, #1)

Review: Borne (Borne, #1)

In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a woman named Rachel, who makes her living as a scavenger, finds a creature she names “Borne” entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic, despotic bear. Mord once prowled the corridors of the biotech organization known as the Company, which lies at the outskirts of the city, until he was experimented…

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Review: Anthropocene Rag

Review: Anthropocene Rag

Synopsis In the future United States, our own history has faded into myth and traveling across the country means navigating wastelands and ever-changing landscapes. The country teems with monsters and artificial intelligences try to unpack their own becoming by recreating myths and legends of their human creators. Prospector Ed, an emergent AI who wants to understand the people who made…

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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: This is How You Lose the Time War

Review: This is How You Lose the Time War

Synopsis Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between…

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Review: Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

Review: Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

Synopsis One of the world’s most recognizable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original…

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