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 Weeping Sigil (The Dreadbound Ode #2) by Jordan Loyal Short Book Review 05, Feb


THE WEEPING SIGIL by Jordan Loyal Short is the second book in the Dreadbound Ode series. For those of you unfamiliar with it, I describe it to my friends as "Warhammer 40K by way of George R.R. Martin." It is a dark and disturbing universe that, nevertheless, feels authentic and believable.

Blade Runner 2019 vol. 2: Off World (Blade Runner #2) by Titan Publishing Book Review 01, Feb


BLADE RUNNER 2019 VOLUME TWO is the second graphic novel in the BLADE RUNNER graphic novel series released by Titan books. These serve as a prequel series to BLADE RUNNER 2049 and follow a story over roughly ten years of time. It's a hefty time skip but quite effective in its handling of the subject matter. It is a dark, gritty, noir series that I think benefits from the extensive time skip.

Jennifer Government by Max Barry Book Review 28, Jan


JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry is a novel that shows the more literary satirical side of cyberpunk. A lot of people focus on the technology and noir elements but rarely the politics. They just have "corporations bad, heroic plucky rebels good." There's nothing wrong that but it also misses the opportunities that could be provided by a deeper analysis of the genre. For things like The Matrix, it is the philosophical. However, Jennifer Government is more like Snow Crash in that its dip into the philosophical is both entirely relevant as well as well as parodic. That doesn't mean its any less effective in its storytelling or critique of society, though.