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Review of Zahrah the Windseeker

Review of Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

 

A beautifully written tale about a magical land, a young girl, her best friend, growth, hope, bravery, and defying expectations.

Although this is listed as a children’s book, all ages will enjoy it.

Excellent. Highly recommend.

Zahrah the Windseeker
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

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Review of The Armored Saint

Review of The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

First in a trilogy, this story grabs hold of your heart, your mind, your fears, and your hopes, then twists them into new shapes. Whenever you think you know the direction the story is moving, it changes. You won’t want to put the book down.

The second book is currently scheduled for release on September 18, 2018.

5 stars.

The Armored Saint
Myke Cole

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Review of I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land

Review of I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis

 

A beautiful and haunting novella which must be experienced and not described. But you will think about Ozmandias Books long after you finish reading.

 

5 stars.

I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land
Connie Willis

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Review of Discarded

Review of Discarded by Michael J. Allen

 

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this book by the author for review purposes. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.

Elias Graham is the embodiment of a grumpy old wizard. And he certainly has reason to be since the rest of the world is intent on ignoring his fondest wish—to be left alone.

From the Wasteland to Seufert Fells, from mananet to Edison blocks, from helpful strangers to would be assassins, from the prosaic to the terrifying, inch by inch Elias is drawn down a path he tries to avoid. And we are with him every step of the way, cringing or cheering him on as appropriate.

A world where magic and technology coexist, and both can be used for good, or for evil.

A fun read. I look forward to more Elias stories in the future.

4 stars.

Discarded
Michael J. Allen

2018 Scribe Award Nominees for excellence in tie-in fiction

Congratulations to all the nominees!

 

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is pleased to announce the 2018 Scribe Award Nominees for excellence in tie-in fiction:

Short Story
“Banana Republic” by Jonathan Maberry
“Ganbatte” by Keith DeCandido
“Murderers’ Row” by John Jackson Miller
“Pacing Place” by Bob Mayer
“Rear Guard” by Sarah Stegall
“Storm Blood” by Peter Wacks and David Boop

Adapted Speculative and General
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet by James Goss
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter by Tim Waggoner
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Christie Golden
Kong Skull Island by Tim Lebbon

Original Speculative
The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox
Solar Singularity by Peter J. Wacks, Guy Anthony De Marco, and Josh Vogt
Halo: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck
Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours by David Mack
Supernatural: The Usual Sacrifices by Yvonne Navarro

Original General
Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Fatal Prescription by Michael A. Black
The Will to Kill by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet A Jesse Stone Novel by Reed Farrel Coleman

YA Original
Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space – The Cold by Cavan Scott
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End by Keith R. A. DeCandido
X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry

Audio
Doctor Who: Across the Darkened City by David Bartlett
Doctor Who: Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton
Warhammer 40,000: Agent of the Throne, Blood and Lies by John French
Torchwood: Cascade by Scott Handcock
Torchwood: The Dying Room by Lizzie Hopley

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at ComiCon in San Diego.

Original announcement