Sunday, April 21, 2013

Review of Seed


Southern Gothic stories are tricky to pull off. On the one hand, they can be atmospheric in mood and tone. On the other hand, these stories can be the scene of high camp. An example of the latter would be the admittedly tongue-in-cheek Sookie Stackhouse mystery novels. A wonderful example of the former is Seed, the first novel by Ania Ahlborn. The novel is steeped in religious metaphors and the darkness some believe exist within and outside of the human mind.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Review of Miscalculation

     MISCALCULATION: A Noir Tale of Skull Morgan (SIMON VECTOR)

     One of the benefits of the science fiction genre is the flexibility it provides a writer. A setting involving advanced technology and progressive human evolution allows a storyteller the ability to incorporate other genre motifs with little difficulty. A splendid example is the latest Entrypoint novella from JAK Holding entitled Miscalculation. Holding infuses this story in the Simon Vector universe with shady, corrupt characters and crime noir circumstances which turns it into a highly engaging sci-fi tale.