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.

Mess Effect: The Nitpicker's Guide to the Universe that Fell Apart by Shamus Young Book Review 29, Jun


MESS EFFECT: A NITPICKERS GUIDE TO THE WORLD THAT FELL APART by Shamus Young (DM of the Rings) is a work that I picked up when I heard of his passing (RIP). I am a huge Mass Effect fan and an author so it seemed like an excellent book that would discuss the series from the perspective of its storytelling. Specifically, it's a discussion of how the once-beloved (and still beloved) series went off the rails in such a way that it got EA voted Worst Company of the Year. It also has a Mass Effect: Andromeda section.

Blade Runner 2019 vol. 3: Home Again, Home Again (Blade Runner #3) by Titan Publishing Book Review 20, Jun


BLADE RUNNER 2019: VOLUME THREE: HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN wraps up the complicated plot of Ash and her charge, Cleo, in a way that is satisfying as well as sets up more stories to be told in the dark rain-soaked future of Phillip K, Dick (and Ridley Scott's) universe. There's a lot of surprising twists and turns in this volume but I'm glad to say they wrap up most of the plot points so that those wanting a complete story could just stop here.

The Last Stand of Mary Good Crow (The Crystal Calamity #1) by Rachel Aaron Book Review 03, Jun


THE LAST STAND OF MARY GOOD CROW is a fantasy Western by Rachel Aaron (Minimum Wage Magic). As anyone who knows me can attest, I am a huge fan of Weird Westerns. In addition to writing my own, I'm a huge fan of R.S. Belcher's Golgotha series and the indie Bulletproof Witch series by Francis James Blair. Honestly, after finishing it, I think it is better than all of those books.