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To See the Sun is perhaps the most romantic story I’ve ever written, which is probably why I had to set in on a planet with little to no atmosphere between the surface and the burning sun, and deep crevasses full of poisonous mists. I put the people in the crevasses too, in a limitedContinue reading “Look What’s Up for Preorder!”

Review: The Furnace by Timothy S. Johnston

Floating in space between the sun and Mercury, Lieutenant Kyle Tanner has only sixteen hours of oxygen left and not enough acceleration to get anywhere useful. Worse, his radiation shielding is toast. He’s dying. But before he goes, he has a story to tell. Dispatched to the SOLEX One facility between Mercury and Sol toContinue reading “Review: The Furnace by Timothy S. Johnston”

Review: A Darkling Sea

 A Darkling Sea by James Cambias has one of the best opening lines I’ve ever seen: “By the end of his second month at Hitode Station, Rob Freeman had already come up with 85 ways to murder Henri Kerlerec.” The following few paragraphs expand on the statement and the first chapter settles the bet. The poolContinue reading “Review: A Darkling Sea”

Review: How Dark the World Becomes

 How Dark the World Becomes by Frank Chadwick. Sasha is mid-level gangster involved in the usual smattering of criminal activities: drug dealing, protection and numbers. He seems like a nice guy, so far as thugs go. He funds a clinic, is good to his girlfriend and is apparently respected by his peers, except for theContinue reading “Review: How Dark the World Becomes”

Review: Universes

Universes by Stephen Baxter Stephen Baxter has been on the periphery of my awareness for years. I have read one of his stories, only one, a novella called Starfall. I enjoyed it and meant to read more. When he published Flood and Ark, I added them to my wish list. Both were exactly the sortContinue reading “Review: Universes”