April Releases

Three seems to be becoming the magic number, as that’s what I have for you again this month. I found this month’s pickings to be fairly slim but came up with the following for your consideration. I reviewed Christina Sweeney-Baird’s The End of Men back in December, giving it four stars. It’s a timely viral…… Continue reading April Releases

Monstre [Volume One]

Duncan Swan ★★★★ Deep beneath the Switzerland/France border sits the Large Hadron Collider, built in the quest for answers to some of theoretical physics’ most elusive questions. It was supposed to be safe, but when a malfunctioning experiment explodes, all a rag-tag group of scientists can do is flee the facility and try to make…… Continue reading Monstre [Volume One]

The Last

Hanna Jameson ★★★★ The Last is a curious genre-spanning novel which works surprisingly well. Guests and staff at a remote Swiss hotel are blindsided by the news of nuclear strikes on Washington and London, and those who don’t immediately flee decide that they’re safer staying where they are, away from population centres that may also…… Continue reading The Last

The Solitary Apocalypse

Jeffrey Haws ★ When a global pandemic hits, it spreads quickly across the world, killing nearly all those in its path. The town of Alessandra somehow escapes its wrath, and a wall is built to keep the infected out. Scientists discover that the plague is spread by touch, so townsfolk are separated from their families,…… Continue reading The Solitary Apocalypse

The Veil

Torstein Beck ★★★ In 2061, scientific improvements lead to the reclassification of a planet in the Tau Ceti system. New data reveals that not only is Orsus potentially habitable, it is one of the most Earth-like planets ever discovered, so much so that life may already exist on its surface. With cryogenics still unable to…… Continue reading The Veil