Fiction Friday: The Legend of Wolfgang Robotkiller

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this summer.
I have also launched a Patreon to fund myself and future projects for you guys to read. You can find it here. Any support is greatly appreciated and it comes with cool perks, none of which are pay-walled. All of my stories are available to anyone, Patreon or not, so you have nothing to lose.

You ever look for a story and you immediately pick it up because of the title. Well, sometimes, short fiction is like that as well. You see an awesome, hilarious title like, The Legend of Wolfgang Robotkiller, and you wonder what the heck that story is it about. Obviously it involves robots and killing robots, but what else? A lot, actually.

Today’s story is The Legend of Wolfgang Robotkiller by Alex Irvine, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can find it here. This is it’s 70th Anniversary, which is awesome that a print magazine can last in this day and age, so here’s to many more. So, let’s begin.

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Fiction Friday: Rebel Born (Secondborn Book 3)

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this summer.
I have also launched a Patreon to fund myself and future projects for you guys to read. You can find it here. Any support is greatly appreciated and it comes with cool perks, none of which are pay-walled. All of my stories are available to anyone, Patreon or not, so you have nothing to lose.
Rebel Born (Secondborn Book 3) by [Bartol, Amy A.]

Today’s novel review is Rebel Born, by Amy A. Bartol. You can buy a copy here. If you haven’t seen them, I reviewed the last two books in the series, Secondborn and Traitor Born. This has been a long time coming. It’s a dystopia story about Roselle St. Sismode, a Secondborn who joined her Fate’s military and was thrusted into power against her will.

As a note I will be referring to the previous two books, so this will have spoilers from those. So if you haven’t had a chance read them all before digging in to this review. Speaking of, let’s get going.

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Fiction Friday: Second Skin

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Warning: This story is not for the faint of heart. Contains language and gruesome moments. You have been warned.

Today, we’re reviewing Second Skin by Pip Coen, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can buy an issue here. This is a wonderfully told tale of a mysterious girl that has unique powers that transcend imagination itself. So let’s head into it, shall we? Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Second Skin”

Avengers: Endgame Review

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Whoo boy. Do I have a review for you. I’m likely going to spend the next thousand words gushing about how epic this movie was and how it exceeded all expectations. Like, this would forever be the gold standard of superhero movies and I honestly don’t know how Marvel Studios, or really, anyone, can top this. So let’s just get right into it.

This won’t spoil the ending, but will contain spoilers nonetheless. Deaths and the like will be omitted, but I will mention the big battle at the end. Just a heads up.

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Fiction Friday: The Flowering

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Flowering by Soyeon Jeong.

Today’s short story is The Flowering by Soyeon Jeong, as featured in Clarkesworld. You can find it here. This is an interesting dystopian tale that feels a beautiful as such a story could be. Less doom and gloom and more powerful revolution. So let’s get into this. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: The Flowering”

Fiction Friday: Miscellaneous Notes From The Time An Alien Came To Band Camp Disguised As My Alto Sax

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this winter season.

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Miscellaneous Notes From The Time An Alien Came To Band Camp Disguised As My Alto Sax by Tina Connolly.

 

One thing that drives me to stories is absurd titles. Just read the title of this short story. “Miscellaneous notes from the time an alien came to band camp disguised as my alto sax.” What is it about? Who is this alien? Why does he disguise himself as an alto saxophone? Who knows, but it’s a good flash story for a busy week.

So yeah, the title’s up there, written by Tina Connolly, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can buy the issue featuring it here. It’s been a busy week, trying to get my work done, but I figured a fun flash story would suffice. Plus, it’s rare I review flash fiction anyway, so let’s see what this whole thing is about. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Miscellaneous Notes From The Time An Alien Came To Band Camp Disguised As My Alto Sax”

Beyond The Stars: Alita: Battle Angel Review

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this winter season.

Beyond the Stars is a series of Science Fiction related posts where I discuss different aspects of the genre and review movies and shows associated with it. Today, I review Alita: Battle Angel, from 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment.

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Much like video game movies, anime movies are often criticized for being too unrealistic, too cartoony, and most of the time, really bad. We do have the Detective Pikachu movie, which seeks to shatter both these droughts, but there’s one that seems to be one not many are talking about. Alita: Battle Angel, based on an OVA released in 1993 about a battle hardened cyborg who wishes to discover who she is and what her purpose is in this futuristic life. So, let’s get into it. Continue reading “Beyond The Stars: Alita: Battle Angel Review”