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 Sidekicks Initiative: A Comedy Superhero Adventure (Sidekicks #1) 22, Mar


THE SIDEKICKS INITIATIVE is one of the funniest books I've read in the past few years, let alone this year. It's definitely a book I would have put on my Top 20 Recommended Superhero books if I'd read it before now. It's a ridiculous world and all the more effective for its silliness. It has a general sense of humor similar to my THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY series but a bit more subdued (plus on the hero side of things).

Indentured Magic 17, Mar

INDENTURED MAGIC is a work that was recommended to me by Michael Evan and I have to give the writer for Fantasy Book Critic props for doing so. This is definitely some dark and gritty storytelling. I very much enjoyed the book but had to stop a couple of times during my re-read because it got too dark. That's something I rarely do and something that should indicate how harsh it can be.

Toreador (Clan Novel #1) 12, Mar


TOREADOR is the first novel of the VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE Clan Novel saga that began in 1999 and finished right before the ending of the Old World of Darkness tabletop roleplaying game. If that sounds like gobbledygook to you then you're probably not the intended audience of Goth nerds who ate these books up toward the turn of the millennium. Even so, I remember a lot of people picking up these books who'd never played a game with dice or character sheets in their life. It was a big influence on my STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON books as well as works like TRUE BLOOD and UNDERWORLD.