Having jumped late into reviewing another series of Steven Brust’s books, we were excited to catch up with the new Good Guys novel, which is billed as a completely standalone tale. It doesn’t disappoint for action, plotting, quirkiness or comedy.
Sailing in on the popularity of the World War II genre, The Midnight Front novel bridges the gap between historical fiction and urban fantasy, adding sorcery and magic to the WWII storytelling arsenal.
One of the most imaginative sci-fi novels in a long time, Dayfall is set as the world is waking up from a long nuclear darkness. But the reemergence of daylight is not a good omen for cities used to perpetual nightlife, and the criminals who thrive within it.
Although obviously not written by Jules Verne, Nemo Rising remains surprisingly faithful to the source material, while adding a lot of modern action. Nemo Rising is a great read for any fiction fan.
Inspired by the future imagined in the 1939 World Fair, the zany Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom: A Novel of Retropolis by writer and artist Bradley W. Schenck is utterly unlike anything else in science fiction.
A novel for our times, Child of a Mad God features a female protagonist named Aoleyn, who is raised in a terrible tribe that mistreats women. Of course she begins to overcome these obstacles in what will likely be an amazing series.
Adopted from a podcast drama, Steal the Stars is an intense novel with incredible, nonstop action, great dialogue and compelling characters. It’s a great read for sci-fi lovers, and a fun tale for anybody who loves a good story.
Having already proven himself as a master of fantasy storytelling, Brandon Sanderson is back with the epic conclusion to the Stormlight series, the thousand-page-plus masterpiece that is Oathbringer. This is a must read for fantasy fiction fans.
Vallista is the 15th book in the Vlad Taltos series. The plot revolves around a professional human assassin living in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered Dragaerans. The writing is crisp and the plot is solid, but jumping into the series here may be challenging.
Although it might be a touch gory for some readers, An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors builds up a perfect plot that embraces all the things that make Steampunk stories so fun to experience.