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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.

Dawn's Light (Sol Saga #1) by Hunter Blain Book Review 28, Nov

4.5/5

DAWN'S LIGHT by Hunter Blain is the first book in what I hope will be a long-running superhero series. The Sol Saga is a change from the author, who is primarily known for his Preternatural Chronicles books. Being as I am both a urban fantasy as well as superhero author, I was interesting in reading what another author making the leap between genres would be able to do with the change in expectations. Much to my surprise, the result can basically be summarized as, "What if Watchmen was really-really funny?"

The Big Sheep: A Novel by Robert Kroese 28, Nov

4/5

THE BIG SHEEP by Robert Kroese is probably the funniest detective novel I've read since Bubbles in Space: Tropical Punch by Sarah Jensen and may actually be even better, though it's a tight race. Fundamentally, there's just something about cyberpunk and noir detective fiction that goes together exceptionally well. It worked very well in Blade Runner and I've never stopped enjoying stories where the Big City was a place full of high tech gizmos as well as dirty cops. It's the same reason I love the Easytown novels by Brian Parker. So with that introduction, I begin my review of this book: I love it.

The Last Hunter (The Last Hunter #1) by JN Chaney and Terry Mixon Book Review 01, Nov

I'm a big fan of JN Chaney and I've made it a point to plan to read Terry Mixon's big space opera books. I'm a space opera writer myself and I've heard nothing but good things about both writers. Still, there's always the question of where to begin with an author who has an extensive library. In both authors' case, they have quite a few series out. So, in the end, I decided to try THE LAST HUNTER based on the laziest of all methods: I really like the cover. I love the fancy uniform of the protagonist with its big shoulder epaulets.