November 15, 2022

The Hollow Boys: The Dream Rider Saga, Book 1

A Canadian teenager—and secret superhero—is tested to the max in this fast-paced fantasy adventure for young adults.

Homeless kids are disappearing from the streets of Toronto. Journalist Harry Lyle doesn’t know how teen Will Dreycott finds answers, but he tells Will what he knows about missing street boys and hopes Will can supply some leads […]

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October 25, 2022

Servitude

Extrapolating tomorrow’s horrors is the bread and butter of apocalypse fiction, and this fast-paced thriller with an Orwellian scenario fills the bill. Speculative fiction writer Costi Gurgu’s novel Servitude imagines that corporations have discovered a lucrative new source of income: legalized slavery.

It’s a world crippled by eco disasters, nuclear wars, economic collapse and the […]

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October 11, 2022

The Maenad’s God

Karen Michalson’s first fiction release since her Enemy Glory trilogy is a genre-blending narrative that combines rock n’ roll and mythology with magic realism and crime fiction to create a highly palatable story with a distinctly unique flavor.

Set in 1992, the story revolves around Peter Morrow, a jaded Boston-based FBI agent who is sent […]

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October 10, 2022

Justyce Scales of the Otherly and Obscura

Norma Rrae’s imagined realm in her fantasy novel echoes the whimsy, surrealism and imagination of Lewis Caroll’s Wonderland.

In this story, it’s Lucille Amberly Flask who makes an unexpected journey to another world. Luci is celebrating her sweet 16 with her mother, Ruth; they’re on a road trip that takes them through the wilds of […]

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October 10, 2022

The Bane of Yoto

A decade after it was initially published, The Bane of Yoto is being reissued in a new edition that features stunning illustrations from Hex artistic stalwarts Aaron Lovett and Branden Bendert.

Embracing a tone reminiscent of Golden Age adventure pulp—woks by authors like Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, etc.—this fantasy/science fiction fusion is like […]

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October 3, 2022

Solar Ashes: Birth of a Hero

Jason Bradford’s science fiction tale revolves around an orphaned boy who discovers he has special powers.

Safe in the starship Odyssey when the sun went black on Earth, pilot Norman, his wife Melina, their son Conor, his dog Titan, and a small crew are the only survivors. Unable to return to Earth, they are now […]

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September 12, 2022

Status Human

This exceptional second installment in Daniel Weisbeck’s Upsilon saga (after 2021’s Moon Rising) continues the story of Silon, a sentient android that could either be humankind’s next evolutionary step or the harbinger of its extinction.

Weisbeck opens up the storyline’s scope in this second installment, beginning with Silon (who resembles a young human girl) and […]

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September 12, 2022

The Chronicles of Elcreon: The Maze of Monsters

Steffani Draigar’s second installment in her Chronicles of Elcreon series opens with a veritable menagerie of fantastical creatures.

The sequel picks up where the first book left off. Thanks to a brief recap at the beginning, even new readers will know about the exploits of Angel, a foundling with magical powers raised by an elven […]

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August 30, 2022

The Search for the Dragon’s Dagger

In the Author’s Note to his fantasy novel, author Daniel Zedan explains that the inspiration for the sprawling tale stemmed from a role-playing game. The novel’s protagonists—the stoic paladin Aramas and the spunky dwarf Loki—began as characters in a long series of Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.

Indeed, The Search for Dragon’s Dagger will feel familiar […]

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August 25, 2022

Revelations: The Azellian Affairs, Book Three

The third installment of Sara L. Daigle’s Azellian Affairs saga (after 2018’s Triangle) continues the author’s romance and science fiction-blending storyline, which revolves largely around the relationship between Earthling Tamara Carrington and her new husband Alarin Raderth, a human-looking alien with psi powers from the planet Azelle.

As the novel opens, Tamara—whose daughter Rashella is […]

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