C.T. Phipps
C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps

C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on "The United Federation of Charles".

He's written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer's Star, and The Supervillainy Saga.

The Sword of Destiny (The Witcher #2) 20, May

4.5/5

Amazon.com noticeably made a big screw up when they decided to release Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series stateside. While they did a decent enough translation of the text, taking cues from the video game, they made the mistake of assuming the anthologies were not actually part of the saga. They released the first anthology, The Last Wish, but then skipped to the third book in the series The Blood of Elves because they didn't realize its story picks up directly after the events of this book. As such, The Blood of Elves confused a lot of fans who read it as it refers to events and characters we haven't read about.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th 20, May

3.5/5

FRIDAY THE 13TH is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time. It dominated the 80s horror movie phase and was one of the first series to become a staple of video stores (which for younger viewers were magical places to get movies before Amazon or streaming delivered them straight to your house). It began as a shameless cash-in on the success of John Carpenter's Halloween but gradually evolved into a more successful spin-off that pretty much all slasher films imitate to this day.

The Blood of Whisperers (The Vengeance Trilogy Book 1) 19, May


4/5

Non-Medieval fantasy is something which remains as rare as rooster teeth. Despite the fact we love samurai, kung fu heroes, and ninjas--the simple fact is we mostly set our stories in the High Middle Ages rather than deviate from that practice much. Steampunk and urban fantasy have somewhat alleviated it but we're still dominated by stuff which takes place in variations of Europe. This isn't bad, mind you, but it's nice when someone breaks the patterns and sets a story in mythological China. Well, what seems to be a mythological China which conquered Europe as there's a lot of mashup going on.