Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Falling prey once again to the DC comics bug after seeing Wonder Woman, I picked up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Opening with a Bruce Wayne seemingly at the end Read more...

Posted by on June 26, 2017

Antboy by Ask Hasselbalch

Antboy is given his powers when bitten by a genetically modified ant which gives him ant-like abilities. His nemesis is the Flee, an evil scientist who must drinks blood to power Read more...

Posted by on May 19, 2017

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Dystopias and grimdark grittiness got you down? The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is the cozy-yet-farflung, hopeful antidote to gloomy (science) fiction. Rosemary Harper is the latest addition Read more...

Posted by on May 15, 2017

The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley

The Kressind siblings are quite the bunch. Engineer Trassan is building the world’s first iron ship, powered by both magic and technology, in order to reach the southern icelands, excavate an Read more...

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark matter is a fast-paced scifi thriller that riffs on the idea of multiple universes, exploring the unknown territory of choices not made and roads not taken. In this world, Read more...

Posted by on March 20, 2017

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

Wedding science fiction with literary fiction in a post-WWI setting, The Arrival of Missives is a unique and enjoyable coming of age story. Shirley Fearn is seventeen and has it Read more...

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Perspective is everything in Lauren Oliver's new dystopian novel, where there are two sides to the story--literally. The book is written from two perspectives, and in the format of a Read more...

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Company Town by Madeline Ashby

New Arcadia is a city in transition. Perched atop a ruined oil rig in the Atlantic, the city has just been acquired by the wealthy industrialist Zacharias Lynch, who plans Read more...

Posted by on December 20, 2016

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Captain Francis Grimm, commander of the merchant ship Predator, is running out of options. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, one of the large, floating sanctuaries of humanity, he has taken Read more...

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Aquaman: The Trench by Geoff Johns

Something stirs in the Mariana Trench. Something old, mysterious, and… hungry. Aquaman will face a menacing new threat, the carnivorous race known as The Trench. Aquaman has retreated from Atlantean Read more...

Posted by on September 16, 2016

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Bow presents an intriguing concept but is unable to follow through with her characters, pacing, or focus. The writing is littered with unexplained technological terms and the staccato sentences take Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

Southern Cross by Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, and Lee Loughridge

An enjoyable and evocative sci-fi comic that blends mystery with a touch of horror. Alex Braith has booked passage on the Southern Cross, a space freighter bound for Titan, where Read more...

Posted by on September 6, 2016

The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott

Thomas Ott creates picture books for grown-ups. Twisted, visually compelling, sometimes-nightmarish picture books. His stories are articulated solely through image, without dialogue or exposition. Ott’s beautifully textured art stands out Read more...

Posted by on July 21, 2013