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 Last Iota by Robert Kroese Book Review 02, Dec


THE LAST IOTA by Robert Kroese is the sequel to THE BIG SHEEP and the further adventures of Erasmus Keane and his Watsonian sidekick, Blake Fowler. I really enjoyed The Big Sheep for the fact it managed to be an excellent parody of cyberpunk detective fiction while simultaneously being a really good example of the genre itself. The trick to pulling off the best send ups is that you have a good story at the heart of it and this is why SNOW CRASH remains a cyberpunk classic as well as a parody.

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


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


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.