This is a golden age of independent comics. Artists develop singular approaches, cultivate followings online, and burst into the print scene with fully developed universes and styles.
“its inventiveness and the vividness of Bunch’s language create a terrain that is both deeply weird, unnervingly familiar, and well worth a visit.”
Barren promised to be an interesting read for two reasons: one, it centers on an LGBTQ protagonist, which is something that’s still hard to find in mainstream fantasy fiction, and two, it
“filled with plenty of romance and laughter, rather than the expected blood and gore of a vampire tale.”
“In Starless, Jacqueline Carey has achieved what many have floundered: a story in which gender is complex and integral to the plot, but is not the plot within itself.”
“a fast-moving, exciting, sometimes near-harrowing story of one of man’s basic fears, that of the denial of one’s true identity by those he loves.”
Sixteen people are found brutally murdered in an illegal gambling club in Angra Dastrelas, the corrupt capital city of the corporate-owned planet Gattis.
“Then again, true love required so much more than the boy-meets-girl stuff—and mutual attraction was the easy part.”
“In Queen Phela, authors Golden and Lebbon have created a female villain rivaling Lady Macbeth.”
“Both youngsters and adults alike will be thrilled by Nick’s trials and tribulations and how he rises above them.”
“I’m not old enough to cope with this.”
Gluttony Bay is the sixth book in the Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace, preparing fans for the Martini Shot of the series.
Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“The Twilight Pariah is the kind of story that makes the goosebumps rise.”
“Ladee Hubbard has written a celebration of family, as well as of the individual.”
"skillfully woven . . ."
“a delightful book, guaranteed to promote snickers, chuckles, and a guffaw or two.”
"reads like a writer having fun, which is always good to experience."
“The Bedlam Stacks is an adventure, perhaps a fable, but definitely an intriguing flight of historical fantasy.”
Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan tells the story of Andy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, who, upon visiting a carnival with his parents, enters the hall of mirrors where he becomes tr
“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”
"The thing forces its way out of the president-elect's body, through his unbuttoned shirt, and unfurls down his body.
“proceeds at a brisk pace and accomplishes the theme of alternate history with style and intelligence, offering up a fascinating glimpse of What if?”
Buffalo Soldier is less of a short novel and more of an introduction to a world.
Geekerella is a straightforward retelling of Cinderella as a geeky fairy tale, and it couldn't be sweeter or more fun.