Search Results: "R.S. Belcher"


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THE SIX-GUN TAROT by R.S. Belcher
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Interesting and polished, if somewhat overstuffed and not entirely satisfying."
Adherents to a variety of magical and spiritual traditions confront a Lovecraft-ian menace in an 1869 Nevada desert town. Read full book review >

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THE SHOTGUN ARCANA by R.S. Belcher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"On to the next apocalypse!"
An 1870s Western town suffers a fresh assault of eldritch threats in this compelling and action-packed sequel to The Six-Gun Tarot (2013).Read full book review >

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NIGHTWISE by R.S. Belcher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Another fine effort from Belcher, ripped from a dark, dark place."
Belcher takes a break from occult Westerns (Shotgun Arcana, 2014, etc.) with this blood-soaked contemporary urban fantasy featuring a gray-hat protagonist cut from the mold of John Constantine and Sandman Slim.Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WHEEL by R.S. Belcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Could Belcher be stretching himself too thin? Let's give him the benefit of the doubt, for now."
Because Belcher isn't busy enough writing an occult Western (The Shotgun Arcana, 2014) and a contemporary paranormal noir series (Nightwise, 2015), he begins a new contemporary horror/dark fantasy series with this novel. Read full book review >

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TIME'S DISEASE by R.S. Ebert
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Genre fans seeking a fix of especially ornate, challenging and imaginative high fantasy could find this one quite catchy."
Grief, madness and treachery send King Leon on a murderous campaign against former allies and the mystic nomads of Laurent, culminating in rebellion and war. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 6, 2011

"A clouded window onto a future that robots will love."
Consumerism will impel us toward a marvelous machine-made world, according to this ambitious treatise on economics and technological change. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2000

"If the best satires are backed with the fury of partisanship, Gywnn too often shirks the difficulty of taking sides."
Here, Gywnn has culls the mostly feckless results of 30 years of work in the satirical vein. Read full book review >

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LAY DOWN YOUR WEARY TUNE by W.B. Belcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A little more variation from expectation would have been welcome. Still, a well-intended and welcome first effort."
Musicians can be a handful. Even folk musicians. That's not news—but it's news you can use, courtesy of Belcher's modest debut. Read full book review >

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WALKING ON AIR by R.S. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"The impact, though, is lessened by a facile ending with more shock value than credibility."
Once again, Jones (Force of Gravity, 1991) clamps an iron grip on themes of obsession, death, and delusionbut renders the increments of human despair more successfully by charting the course of decay in a proud gay man's losing battle with AIDS. Read full book review >

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THE PEACE KEEPER by R.S. Dabney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A solid, earnest entry with richly developed characters and moral themes."
In the second installment of Dabney's (The Soul Mender, 2016) fantasy series, Riley Dale seems destined to restore stability to increasingly unstable parallel universes.Read full book review >

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ONCE BENEATH THE STARS by R.S. Lentin
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"Despite some heavy-handed prose, this novel inspires with its chronicle of perseverance and courage."
Lentin's debut novel follows the tumultuous journey of a football player imprisoned in his own body. Read full book review >