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 …

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 …

House of Shattered Wings Review: When Absence is Presence

By Christina Ladd on

Angels are tricky. They’re not like vampires or werewolves (obviously): their motivations are opaque, and their weaknesses are practically nonexistent. They make poor monsters as a result, and even poorer heroes, prone to perfection as they are. Even worse, they’re often portrayed as extensions of a greater force; it’s not even clear if they have …

Cthulhu & Friends Reads: The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft (Part 3)

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Have you visited the GeeklyInc Store and bought a CaF t-shirt? No? GO DO IT! As always, be sure to check out our Patreon campaign! Like Kickstarter, but better for our purposes. Support the show! Keep us free! Click here for details! Holy BUTTCRAP!! We announced the glory that is Project Bombshell: A brand new …

The Merro Tree Review

By Christina Ladd on

Perhaps no other book has influenced my thinking about freedom of expression and the power of art as much as The Merro Tree. Yet when I tell people that, I get blank stares.  It’s positively criminal that this book isn’t up there with Fahrenheit 451.  Then again, Fahrenheit 451 is the kind of book that you …