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Science Fiction/Fantasy showcase…
The 19th Bladesman by S.J. Hartland: Set in a sprawling, magic-saturated realm inhabited by humans, immortals, and a variety of supernatural monstrosities, Hartland’s narrative is impressively grand-scale…nothing short of an epic fantasy masterwork. Read review.
Parousia by TC Joseph: A science fiction-powered, epic re-imagining of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, this saga culminates in a jaw-dropping conclusion that is simultaneously apocalyptic fiction and visionary utopian fiction. Read review.
The Scent of Distant Worlds by W. D. County: This science fiction thriller chronicles the adventures of a starship crew as it explores a planet 12-1/2 light years from home. It’s powered by an indefatigable sense of wonder and jaw-dropping plot twists that keep readers on the edge of their seats. Read review.
The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang: Fantasy and martial arts aficionados alike should enjoy this emotionally supercharged novel about love and loss, which pierces readers’ hearts with the precision of a samurai’s razor-sharp blade. Read review.
Lost Stars by Danny Anguish: This is an excellent foundation for a series located in the universe of Lost Stars; science fiction fans will find this a highly rewarding and absorbing read. Read review.
Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon: Continuing the audacious tale set in a world gone mad after a plague decimates humankind and monsters from around the world escape to wreak havoc, this a delightfully creepy read. Read review.
Denver Moon by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola: Readers looking for adrenaline-fueled and downright fun literary escapism should look no further than this science fiction adventure with a neo retro, pulp noir twist. Read review.
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