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Review: The Lucky Starman – Colin Alexander

The Lucky Starman - Colin Alexander

Genre: Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic Get It On Amazon About The Book Is Leif really lucky? Stranded in orbit, viewing a destroyed civilization on Earth through the screens of a starship almost out of fuel and food, he doesn’t feel that way. It wasn’t supposed to be like that. As the starship Dauntless returns from a successful mission to the planet called Heaven, Earth holds no attractions for Exoplanetary Scout Leif Grettison. He wants only to complete the mission and leave for another star, along with ace pilot Yang Yong. In fact, he would be happy spending the rest of his life flying the … Read more

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Point of View: Now I “See” [Spoilers]


I just finished the final season of an amazing post-apocalyptic fantasy TV series called “See.” If you haven’t heard from it, it’s a high-concept tale that’s on Apple TV. The concept? A pandemic (yeah, I know) wiped out everyone’s ability to see. And a few hundred years later, the remaining population has learned to live without sight. Suddenly children are once again being born with the ability to see, but they are hunted and hounded as witches for the ability they were born with. I avoided watching this show for a long time because it looked a bit like “Conan … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Qinali Virus, By Valerie J. Mikles

The Qinali Virus

Valerie J. Mikles has a new queer sci fi book out: “The Qinali Virus.” Rage. Poverty. Disease. They’re gone. Every last one. The cost was great. The population has been devastated. But for the survivors, utopia has arrived. Then the suspicious death of a young person forces Amber to question her world like she never has before. The Contentedness Council is after her, determined to protect their perfect society. Now Amber must unbury her city’s repressed past, expose the crimes that led to their utopia, and find a way to stop the Council from killing the world… again. Join astral-projecting … Read more

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C.K. Page

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, C.K. Page – Christopher wrangled a Creative Writing degree from an unsuspecting Californian university and authored & published numerous speculative fiction stories and a few novels, among other shenanigans. Thanks so much, C.K., for joining me! J. Scott Coatsworth: How would you describe your writing style/genre? CKP: People have said that I’m quirky, often “gritty,” and irreverent, “in a good way.” They’re probably not wrong. I know that as I write I’m … Read more

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GUEST POST: Heart’s Prey, by Natalina Reis

Heart's Prey

My friend Natalina Reis has a new MM/MF sci-fi/dystopian romance out: The world Jia and Cees knew no longer exists. Amidst chaos and terror, they find each other and fall in love—a love that goes against all castes’s rules. As their civilization is ravaged by genetically-altered beasts, the caste system relied upon for ages crumbles. The privileged and wealthy are just as vulnerable to the onslaught as are the disadvantaged. Faced with impossible odds and unsettling secrets about their society, Jia and Cees must decide which part of their dying world to take with them and what they should leave … Read more