Picking up the tale of Elma, the Lady Astronaut from the Calculating Starts novel, The Fated Sky focuses on humanity’s efforts to jump from the moon to Mars. Author Mary Robinette Kowal again masterfully focuses on the problems in her fantasy worlds, while also unmasking faults in our own.
Even our GiN Book reviewer with a distaste of all things in the horror genre came to love the new thriller Predators by veteran sci-fi and horror author Michaelbrent Collings. Pick this one up if you want terror done right.
Author Troy Denning is best known for the many great D&D Forgotten Realms novels he’s written. In Halo Silent Storm, he takes on sci-fi by delving into the pivotal character of Master Chief, and giving us an exciting origins story that is every bit as good as his Dungeons and Dragons work.
Those of you looking for more Demon Accords goodness can check out The Demon Accords Compendium Volume 01 by John Conroe. Instead of a long novel, this book offers a collection of interesting short stories.
In the excellently written Halo: Bad Blood book, author Matt Forbeck takes us on a journey where normal humans and the enhanced Spartans, as well as the UNSC and ONI, must learn to get along to defend humanity from a new threat.
The Pac-Man principal argues that Pac-Man is a perfect metaphor for mindless capitalism. Those who really love the little yellow guy, or who might be frustrated with the current state of economics, may find a lot to love here.
Role-players looking to spice up their character creation or game masters who need a better cast of NPC heroes and villains should look no further than The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide, a funny workbook that could become an invaluable tool for good gaming.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, he tackles the beginning of almost every fantasy adventure tale, and one of the best ever written. It’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth sagas. Do we have to really say how many videogames have been influenced by this?
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, the Cryptonomicon comes to light, and woe be to us all! If you want to know how the modern techno thriller got its start, crack open the pages of this vile and delightful tome.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, although summer is winding down, it’s not too late to dive into an amazing horror tale set during summer vacation in Dan Simmon’s Summer of Night. This was the Stranger Things of its time, and is still a great read today.