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Taking a Mulligan via the Space-Time Continuum

Review of Prologue, Greg Ahlgren Rating: 4.6 stars So many times I’ve wanted a do-over, a chance to reboot, knowing in advance exactly where things went wrong and therefore knowing exactly what to fix. This is what Paul deVere and … Continue reading

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Firebug in the Church Choir

You Got to Be Kidding! The Cultural Arsonist’s Satirical Reading of the Bible, Dr. Joe Wenke (2012) 3.8 stars I love satire. Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain are among my favorite authors. I used to read Punch religiously (Miles Kington’s … Continue reading

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Sing, O Muse, of Gods and Monsters

Godhead, by Ken Mooney (2013) 4.5 stars Imagine what would happen in a mash-up of The X-Men, Percy Jackson, and Nicholas Flamel, with a dash of Homer just for the fun of it. Ken Mooney’s intelligent and action-packed adult novel … Continue reading

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Space operetta in C Maj

The Ossilan Affair: A Captain Henri Duschelle Story, Steve K. Smy Rating: 4 stars Henri Duschelle reminds me of Buckaroo Bonzai (without the guitar chops) or the 1930s pulp hero, Doc Savage. Like Buckaroo and Doc, Duschelle is clever, honorable, … Continue reading

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Two teens loose in NYC. What could go wrong?

Stella Bellarosa: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero, Julie Krantz Rating: 3 stars (out of 5) It’s the late 1960s, New York City, with its hipsters and beats and a trashy Times Square full of peep shows, perverts, and pickpockets … Continue reading

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