Max’s passion for fantastic stories began with weekly trips to the comic book store as a child. Now an English teacher at a boarding school, he is always reading. Max has written for sites like Geeks of Doom and SF Signal, where he created the Indie Author Spotlight. Max lives in Connecticut with his wife – who graciously embraces his need to display action figures all over the house – and daughter, who is inheriting her parents’ affinity for books. 

The Majestic 311 by Keith C. Blackmore - Book Review 29, Jan

In my opinion, Keith C. Blackmore is one of the most underrated self-published authors around. The man can write in any genre, and can do so expertly with crisp, well-written prose and brilliant, relatable (though not always likable) characters; his books never cease to amaze with their creativity. The Majestic 311 is no different, as it’s his first weird western novel, and I’ll be damned if it isn’t one of the weirdest – and most thrilling – books I’ve ever read. 

The Agent G Omnibus, Volume 1 (Agent G #1-3) by C.T. Phipps - Book Review 21, Jan

Is redemption possible when all you’ve known is murder? Can someone created to feel no emotion truly love? Should forgiveness and trust be granted even to someone who has wronged you numerous times? These are just a few of the many philosophical questions posed and explored through spectacular depth in the thought-provoking cyberpunk series, Agent G.