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Resistance (Divided Elements #1)
In the post-apocalyptic wastelands of France, one nation-state remains vigilant against a dying world. Within the walled city of Otpor, life has no uncertainties. Humans are created through artificial means. The process both eliminates disease and grants mankind with great skill and unparalleled ability. The Commonwealth of Otpor is a Utopia ruled by the consent of the people.
The only true crime warranting capital punishment? Freedom.
The tension between four alignments is made manifest... read more
Bridging Infinity SF Anthology
Can speculative fiction fix the real world problems of today *and* tomorrow? It's a question that Johnathan Strahan attempts to tackle in the Infinity Project's 5th anthology.
The selection of 16 sci-fi stories in Bridging Infinity is great. Each of them contributes to the collection's core question. Top authors in the field explore: environmental tech, activism, engineering, AI, realistic dyson spheres, the apocalypse, and other topics of interest to hard SF readers. Specific examples are i... read more
Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow
20 original stories from sci-fi's bleeding edge. Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow edited by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola contains many diverse speculative shorts from some of the best writers in the field.
The anthology features excellent coverage of post-cyberpunk and singularity-centric writing. Some of the great authors in this collection include: Stephen Graham Jones, Matthew Kressel, Alyssa Wong, Cat Rambo, and Minister Faust.
If you're looking for the next big thing in spe... read more
Review of The Apothecary's Curse
The Apothecary's Curse by Barbara Barnett is a tale of immortality and the quest its cure. The storyline predominately takes place during Victorian age but segues into the present. A doctor and an apothecary's lives are forever changed by an unusual predicament. The future of modern medicine may hang in the balance.
What I really loved about the novel was that it isn't another goofy vampire tale. It's 100% original. There's no excessive use of magic. While it has alchemy, the author uses it s... read more