In the world of the Circled Plain, most of humanity lives within walled cities, protected from the monsters outside. The cities’ walls are nested, circle within circle within circle, and the richest and most powerful live the deepest in the city. They call the social and economic climb from the outer rings towards the inner the Ladder. The . . .
The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .
A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .
Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to . . .
To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .
What if you really were transported to a fantasy world and expected to kill monsters to survive? No special abilities, no OP weapons, no status screen to boost your stats. Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive. . . .
Once upon a time, a foolhardy smuggler pulled off an impossible heist, and then was forced to do it AGAIN by people who didn’t realize he’d never done it to begin with. That was Pay Me, Bug! Now, in a Rake by Starlight, the same foolhardy smuggler must survive two revolutions and a secret Black Ops organization suffering from buyer’s . . .
A Grey World follows Alexis, who has gone all out badass. Yeah, her mom’s an abusive druggie and her father is [classified]. Oh, and school’s no better, having a resident psychopath with a grudge. As a new member of the hitting-people-in-the-head school of therapy, she sets about taking out her problems on the local drug cartel. What could go . . .
Olivia has been having a bad week. Hell, she doesn’t even know her own name. Olivia is just the one she came up with to have a name in the first place. You see, she can’t remember anything, including why she has wings and a tail, among many other lizard-esque features, which is somewhat unfortunate. But maybe the future will . . .
America’s greatest hero is murdered in his home. A man who was once his enemy, then his friend, then his sidekick receives the hero’s final email, containing a mysterious encrypted file. One organization wants it back before it’s unlocked . . . before anyone else learns the truth. Old alliances are strained as a century-old conspiracy is discovered, compromising the very men and . . .
A magical thing happened to Stef Mimosa when she was only two: she died and an angel confronted Death to bring her back–or at least that’s how she remembers it. Years later, Stef has traded magic for science, working as a freelance hacker. When a simple coding job turns out to be more than she expected, Stef gets in . . .
Imagine a world where the night outside is crawling with vampires but inside your home, life is completely normal. You cook, you wash dishes, you make love—and you ignore the white faces at the window and the teasing, wheedling voices. The story follows two women, Sally and Lavinia, as they try to make a home together in a . . .
An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .
May 30, 2009: “Elevenses” is a fluffy, silly romp about the adventures of two spies named Agents 1111 (double eleven) and 711 (seven eleven). They’re just “sitting on the dock of the bay, wasting time” when they spot a suspicious-looking boat, and a suspicious-looking crop-duster which is flying towards them. They quickly dive into the water to escape being dusted and swim for the boat. Once they reach the boat, things get really complicated.
Another reviewer compared this to a cross between “Get Smart” [more . . .]
Jul 1, 2015: The Other Kind of Roommate (TOKoR) is a dark, psychological exploration about the terrible strains of crippling caffiene addiction and unusual interior design. Writing from one of the countries in the world with highest caffeine intake per person per day, I can relate. I too turn into a violent psychopath when I can’t get access to my sweet, sweet addiction of choice and I’m used to dealing with twitching, gibbering people one bad sentence away from trying to tear my lungs out through my pelvis.