Resilient – Allen Stroud – Review

“Resilient is one of those incredibly rare things – a sequel that actually improves on its predecessor. Stroud presents us with a complex, multifaceted science-fiction experience that offers a deeply compelling narrative, interlaced with rich and complex worldbuilding and three-dimensional characters that help to draw us into the vast and complex conspiracy slowly unfolding across the entire solar system…”

Author Interview – Anthony Watson & Benedict J. Jones

“Anthony Watson is the author of the novelette Shattered and novel The Fallen both published by Demain Publishing, as well as many other short stories and novellas; and Benedict J. Jones has written the novelette The Devil’s Portion released by Demain Publishing, the novel Pennies for Charon, as well as Hell Ship for Sinister Horror Company, as well as numerous short stories. Most recently the two authors have collaborated on their new occult horror series The Damocles Files, set during the Second World, with the second novel in the series due to be released later this year.”

Author Interview – Sean M. Thompson

“Sean M. Thompson is the author of a number of strange, ethereal and unsettlingly weird stories including the novellas Farmington Correctional and Astrum, his short story collection Screaming Creatures, and novel Th3 D3mon. He’s also contributed short stories to a number of publications, including many from two of my favourite publishers – Muzzleland Press and Orford Parish Books.”

Tropical Punch (Bubbles in Space #1) – S.C. Jensen – Review

“Tropical Punch is actually one of the best cyberpunk noir thrillers that I’ve ever read, and that’s all down to author S.C. Jensen’s inherent talent as an author and storyteller. She’s created this gritty, vibrant and neon-drenched setting that – while it seems like it would struggle to stand out amongst its innumerable competitors – has been invested with so much imagination, atmosphere and stellar prose to come to life and rise far above the usual second-rate cyberpunk novels that infest the genre”

Harvest Nights: A Lovecraftian Horror Novella – Ahmed Ameen – Review

“Shocking, horrifying and genuinely surprising by turns, with a deeply unsettling atmosphere that Ameen carefully attunes to both characters and readers as the story progresses, Harvest Nights is a superb piece of horror fiction, and I feel honored to have been one of the first to read and review it.”

Cult of the Spider Queen – S.A. Sidor – Review

“Sidor’s Cult of the Spider Queen is perhaps the most accomplished and most impressive Arkham Horror novel in the series that I have read to this point. Superbly written, deftly plotted and imbued with an absolutely first-rate cast of characters that easily retain the reader’s attention until the very last page, Cult of the Spider Queen is a highly-polished and deeply impressive slice of Jazz-Era horror, with Sidor demonstrating his rapidly-increasingly skills and talents as an author, as well as his innate understanding of both the Arkham Horror setting and Lovecraftian Horror in general.”

Author Interview – Thomas Parrott

“I’m absolutely delighted to begin again by being able to speak with one of my absolute favourite up-and-coming scifi and fantasy authors, Thomas Parrott. A tremendously talented author, he first came to my attention with his debut novella from Black Library, Isha’s Lament with its assured, confident and action-packed take on the Blackstone Fortress setting in Warhammer 40,000, and then further impressed with a series of short stories across multiple genres. He has a novel – Tom Clancy’s The Division: Recruited – coming out soon from Aconyte Books, based on the popular third-person online shooter and which recently reviewed here on The Scifi and Fantasy Reviewer.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division: Recruited – Thomas Parrott – Review

“Tom Clancy’s The Division: Recruited is a novel that operates on multiple levels thanks to the talent and skills of author Thomas Parrott. On one level, Recruited is a fast-paced, action-packed and utterly captivating thriller that perfectly matches the atmosphere generated by its source material – a flawless adaptation of The Division. But on another, far deeper and more complex level, it’s also a haunting, often deeply uncomfortable look at a world devastated by a pandemic even worse than the one we face in our reality, and the fundamental changes that have happened to society and human interaction since the ‘Dollar Flu’ was introduced”

Pileaus: Symphony No. 1 – (Ed. Scott Colby) – Review

“Pileaus: Symphony No. 1 is by far the most unusual, surprising and – above all – unique anthologies that I’ve ever reviewed here on The Scifi and Fantasy Reviewer, and I enjoyed it all the more for its quirks and peculiar format.”

The Last Resort: A Zombicide Novel – Josh Reynolds – Review

“This is a streamlined, action-packed and gore-soaked tribute to the Zombicide setting that you’ll devour almost as fast as one of its zombies devours a screaming human survivor, populated with imaginative and three-dimensional characters that stay with you long after the novel has ended, with Reynolds making excellent use of the different zombie types in the boardgame to create a chilling and nightmarish scenario for Westlake, Ramirez and the other survivors.”

The Butcher in the Night (Crooked Empires Vol. 2) – Charles X. Cross – Review

“The Butcher in the Night is another superb achievement by author Charles X Cross and demonstrates that his initial success with The Man-Butcher Prize was no mere fluke; it can be incredibly difficult for authors to create a sequel that is the equal of the first book they produce, but Cross has vaulted that barrier with tremendous ease and produced something that exceeds The Man-Butcher Prize…”