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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.

Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy (Hard Luck Hank #1) by Steven Campbell Book Review 21, Jul

4/5

HARD LUCK HANK: SCREW THE GALAXY is the funniesr thing I've read in a very long time. It's a big which doesn't attempt to exceed its ambitions, which seem to be telling a funny story about a lovable antihero doofus in a self-contained sci-fi setting.

Darkstorm (The Rhenwars Saga #0) by M.L. Spencer Book Review 21, Jul

4.5/5 stars

DARKSTORM is the first volume of the Rhenwars Saga, which is a tale about examining a typical fantasy conflict of good vs. evil from multiple angles. I hesitate to say it's about adding shades of gray to stories but it does an excellent job of deconstructing the kind of motivations which would compel people to follow paths where they are the "hero" or "villain" in a story.

Blossom and the Beast (The Alder Tales Book #1) 19, Jul

BLOSSOM AND THE BEAST is a retelling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with werebears, magicians, and criminal-corporate syndicates. Generally, I'm a fan of the original fairy tale but it's a story which routinely gets flubbed up in the adaptation. Sometimes the Beast isn't ugly enough, sometimes he's too vicious, sometimes the Stockholm Syndrome elements are too overt, and sometimes people just miss the point of the story completely (specifically, about finding the good beneath someone's appearance).