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December 18, 2023

THE ANDROBIOTICA FILE: Nearly Human

By David Gittlin
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Though lacking the humor of the author’s excellent The Silver Sphere Trilogy, David Gittlin's THE ANDROBIOTICA FILE: Nearly Human is a similarly fast-paced and fun...

December 13, 2023

DEZUN

By Daniel Hou
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Well-written and implying a deeply-imagined universe, Daniel Hou's DEZUN leaves too much off the page and never finds focus for its familiar plot.

December 1, 2023

BISENTIENT

By Patrick O'Connor
Rating:
3.3 / 5.0

BISENTIENT by Patrick O’Connor is an uneven blend of science fiction, fantasy, politics and the occult that works best as a cinematic action-adventure tale.

IR Approved
September 1, 2023

OGRE

By Shanna Terese
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Shanna Terese's OGRE is a propulsive, coming-of-age genre mashup of sci-fi, horror, and thriller with terrifying non-human antagonists in a futuristic world.

IR Approved
August 21, 2023

GREEN CORROSION

By Costi Gurgu
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Full of fresh ideas and dynamic action sequences, Costi Gurgu has created a fine, detailed eco-based sci-fi thriller in GREEN CORROSION, with heroes and villains...

August 16, 2023

PYRAMIDS OF MERIDIAN

By Sam Arnold
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Sam Arnold‘s rollicking PYRAMIDS OF MERIDIAN is a creative but uneven story that combines thoughtful theology and action-packed military science fiction to tackle death and...

August 11, 2023

SYMUTAL

By Dean Alexandrou
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

SYMUTAL author Dean Alexandrou’s dynamic tech-geek heroes and unique settings will enchant readers, eclipsing the failings of the book’s many abstract sections about computer code...

IR Approved
August 4, 2023

THE ODYSSEY OF FLETCHER

By Erik Dargitz
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In THE ODYSSEY OF FLETCHER, Erik Dargitz tells a solid story of identity, morality, and personal growth for the last man on Earth.

IR Approved
July 31, 2023

RIVER TO THE MULTIVERSE

By David Gittlin
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

RIVER TO THE MULTIVERSE is a bite-sized, free-flowing sci-fi adventure—a fun and compelling step into David Gittlin's Silver Sphere Series.

IR Approved
July 31, 2023

13 BORN OF EMPIRE

By Sally Ann Melia
Rating:
4.1 / 5.0

Fast paced and intelligent, author Sally Ann Melia manages to build a wildly imaginative, yet believable, future world populated with purposeful multi-faceted characters in 13...

IR Approved
July 28, 2023

ALL HOPE OF BECOMING HUMAN

By Lonnie Busch
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Author Lonnie Busch examines the philosophical questions of what the discovery of ancient alien life would mean to humankind while reveling in an all action...

July 26, 2023

A TIME AWAY FROM TIME

By Michael Banister
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

A genuine page-turner, Michael Banister's A TIME AWAY FROM TIME is a crackerjack historical fantasy-adventure built around an irresistible "what if?" hook that shines a...

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