Reviews : Speculative

'Curveball' by Jeremy Sorese

With Curveball, Jeremy Sorese sweeps us into a Jetsons-style future in order to explore the very human experiences of heartbreak and friendship… read more

'Willful Machines' by Tim Floreen

Tim Floreen weaves a tightly knit thriller that will delight both its targeted teen audience and adults who enjoy a wonderfully created futuristic world… read more

‘Dragon Horse War: The Calling’ by D. Jackson Leigh

The world has experienced 100 years of peace, and every human being has enough of everything they need. Technology has evolved to be both help to humankind and to preserve the environment from the ruin of the past. Equality and diversity are the norm. The one religion followed by people everywhere is more metaphysical than… read more

‘Prayer of the Handmaiden’ by Merry Shannon

It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Ithyris. Book One in the Legends of Ithyria series (The Sword of the Guardian) was released in 2006. Much to this critic’s delight, the second book, Prayer of the Handmaiden gives us the continuing story of the women of Ithyris and their Goddess…. read more

‘The Gracekeepers’ by Kirsty Logan

It’s easy to lose yourself in The Gracekeepers. Logan’s rich tapestry of characters and storylines, her deft language and her exquisitely built world add up to a deep, intriguing, and accessible novel…. read more

'The Vines' by Christopher Rice

“[…] Rice’s latest novel […] creatively blends his first talent for mystery and suspense with his heritage and own imaginative horror to produce a captivating horticultural nightmare. […]”… read more