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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.

Barbarian Life: A Literary Biography of Conan the Barbarian (Barbarian Life #1) by Roy Thomas Book Review 24, Feb

5/5

Roy Thomas remains one of the most important figures in comic book history and he brought about a lot of fantastic changes to the industry as a whole as well as helped in the creation of everything from Wolverine to Brother Voodoo to Captain Marvel herself. However, the thing I most know Roy Thomas for is his work on Conan the Barbarian. It was twenty years of mighty thews, evil sorcerers, and harem girls.

The Blind Spot (Neon Horizons #1) by Michael Robertson Book Review 21, Feb

4.5/5

THE BLIND SPOT by Michael Robertson is a cyberpunk political thriller, which is rare enough among the genre but particularly interesting here because the focus of the book isn't on the action or plot twists but the characterization. While I wouldn't say this is a slice of life drama as there is an important plot our characters are unraveling, I'd go so far to say that it isn't the real strength of the book. Instead, I would say the best part of the book is its ability to bring its unique setting alive and get into the minds of its protagonists.

The Complete Gail Simone Red Sonja Omnibus (Red Sonja) by Gail Simone Book Review 12, Feb

4.5/5

Red Sonja is one of the most influential characters of fantasy literature, having hit like a bolt of lightning during her first appearance in the Conan: The Barbarian comics by Roy Thomas. Based on non-Hyborian Age characters created by Robert E. Howard (Red Sonya of Rogatina and Dark Agnes respectfully), she helped usher in the age of many other fierce uncompromising action heroines.