The Last Witness Review: Some Memory Thieves Just Want to Play the Flute

By Karie Luidens on

K.J. Parker’s latest novella is narrated by an anonymous man with a unique and unexplained gift: the ability to enter into the mind of anyone within eyesight and steal their memories as easily as grabbing scrolls off a bookshelf. Afterward his victims (or customers, as the case may be) have a headache but no idea anything’s …

The Builders Review: Revenge of the Gunslinging Rodents

By Karie Luidens on

A while back I was watching Ocean’s 11 when I realized that the story would be so much better if Danny Ocean’s band of professional criminals was comprised of rodents instead of humans, and if they were plotting their revenge-heist in a fantastical version of the Old West instead of some crummy casino. Kidding. That …

Kickstarter Preview: Steve Lichman Volume 1 Comic

By Nika Howard on

When playing role-playing tabletop games, such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder, the players will often regale each other with the tales of their character’s courageous successes, overcoming hordes of foes, going against all odds, and coming out on top against the BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy for those who don’t play). Honestly though, we’ve …

Envy of Angels Review: Urban Fantasy Gets Funny

By Karie Luidens on

What is it with humanity? In fantasy series after fantasy series, we’re the last to know that whole races of monsters and metaphysical beings are messing around in our midst unseen. Witches disguise themselves; werewolf brotherhoods lurk on the edges of society; vampires shutter themselves into the shadows (or try to blend in at high …