The Space Between Two Deaths – Uncomfortably Enjoyable

I prefer to get weird with my reading sometimes, and often that can be hard when there are so many releases. Especially when those releases fit into nicely worn grooves, adding to a genre or subgenre I feel immersed in. I am obviously more comfortable reading science fiction, especially if it's a space opera, near…

Dark Matter – Making It In The Multiverse

Are you happy with your life? Have your choices led you down the right path? How can you ever know what the right path is? Is there some alternate version of you living a life you could only dream of somewhere in the multiverse? In Dark Matter, Blake Crouch packages these questions in a psychological…

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A Dowry Of Blood – Until Death Do Us Part

S.T. Gibson tells a deliciously dark tale about Dracula through the eyes of his wife and it’s everything. This was a story I never knew I needed until it was in my hands and then I proceeded to feverishly devour it like a newly turned vampire. A Dowry of Blood is equal parts horror and…

The Blacktongue Thief – The Magic Of Student Loans

The Blacktongue Thief, by Christopher Buehlman, is the first book in the Blacktongue series and a book that left me with a profound sense of deja vu. It is a book that I both felt I had read before, yet is bursting to the seams with originality and authorial flare. It's crammed full of some…

Why You Should Read The Culture – Part Five: A Parting Word

Why You Should Read The Culture - Part One: The Hub Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this guide to The Culture. I hope it has inspired those of you who haven’t read it yet to pick up a book and reminded those of you who have how great this…

Why You Should Read The Culture – Part Four: Books 8-10

Why You Should Read The Culture - Part One: The Hub Book 8) Matter - This is one of the denser books within the series, but if you’re looking for something that scratches a deep itch, Matter will definitely do the trick. It starts off in the middle of a medieval revolution on a shell…

Why You Should Read The Culture – Part Three: Books 5-7

Why You Should Read The Culture - Part One: The Hub Book 5) Excession - When I was doing some initial research on The Culture to get some grounding before diving into this huge piece, I came across a surprising number of people who claimed that this was the weakest Culture novel. Those people can…

Why You Should Read The Culture – Part Two: Books 1-3

Why You Should Read The Culture - Part One: The Hub Book 1) Consider Phlebas - Much like Malazan the Book of the Fallen's hotly debated first book, Consider Phlebas is thought to be a rough first book. Forums and Reddit posts have been dedicated to whether Consider Phlebas is a good fit for The…

Why You Should Read The Culture – Part One: The Hub

After the stunning popularity of our “Why You Should Read Malazan” post, I sat down and thought about what other massive series could use a deep dive guide for new readers. While there are a ton of series that we love, there are only a few that are complex enough in their wonder that they…