The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber's The Eterna Files is an alternate history fantasy set at the end of the 19th Century. Following her husband's assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln created a secret branch of government tasked with finding immortality. Almost twenty years later, the eclectic group of scientists, spiritualists, and mediums made a breakthrough—the so-called 'Eterna Compound,' but... Continue Reading →

After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry's The After Me Comes the Flood is a lyrical dreamlike debut. An exercise in atmosphere and misdirection, it is short on incident yet mesmerizingly compelling. Nothing is ever quite as it seems and a sense of the uncanny hovers over events without ever becoming concrete. That is the source of the novel's greatest... Continue Reading →

The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Robert Levy's The Glittering World is a dark, fantastical story set in a remote Canadian town. Michael “Blue” Whitley is a young chef trying to keep his restaurant afloat. Having fallen afoul of a loan shark, Blue and his friends travel to Starling Cove to sell his Grandmother's house as quickly as possible. It's supposed... Continue Reading →

Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan Barnes' Cannonbridge promises to be a fantastical journey through an alternate 19th Century, where a Matthew Cannonbridge is the greatest English literary figure of the age. He's been everywhere, written everything. He was there when Mary Shelley first dreamed of Frankenstein. He encouraged a young Charles Dickens, visited Oscar Wilde in prison, and went... Continue Reading →

Emissary by Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers' Emissary is an odd hybrid of political thriller, murder mystery, and science fiction epic. There are a lot of moving parts with different characters and genres interacting and conflicting. Some elements will be more successful than others depending on the reader. Personally the science fiction concepts and the slow exploration and explanation of... Continue Reading →

Morte by Robert Repino

Robert Repino's Morte is a bizarre post-apocalyptic novel, part 1950s Sci-Fi, and part Animal Farm. During the course of the "war with no name" between the humans and the Colony, a race of giant intelligent ants, a chemical is released that mutates animals to human proportions and gives them human intelligence and knowledge. This is... Continue Reading →

The Just City by Jo Walton

Jo Walton's The Just City is a wildly ambitious thought experiment masquerading as a novel featuring Greek Gods and philosophers from across history attempting to establish Plato's Republic. Walton has gone back to one of the sources of utopian thinking and interrogates it lovingly and playfully. It requires a special level of ambition to feature... Continue Reading →

The Deep by Nick Cutter

Nick Cutter's The Deep is an intense psychological horror novel encompassing the slow motion disintegration of society, the rise of an ancient power from the depths, and one man's last, desperate hope for his family. The world is being ravaged by a disease called the 'Gets,' an aggressive form of dementia that effects people of... Continue Reading →

Mind The Gap by Tim Richards

Tim Richards' Mind the Gap combines Egyptian mythology, alternate worlds, trains, and the power of dreams into a fast-paced pulp adventure. Darius Ibrahim was minding his own business on the London Underground, when a knife-wielding stranger attacks him. Attempting to escape, Darius is cornered but suddenly finds himself at another train station entirely. It slowly... Continue Reading →

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