Short Story: “The Great Cantaloupe War”

Grand Marshall E. Pluribus Unum was bored. Bored and worried. He looked out through the picture window of his home overlooking the small country of Lilia and sighed. It had been five years since peace and independence had been declared. And not much had happened since then. Nothing but prosperity it seemed. Farmers had returned … More Short Story: “The Great Cantaloupe War”

Review: “To Fall Among Vultures” by Scott Warren

To Fall Among Vultures (Union Earth Privateers Book 2) by Scott Warren. Parvus Press. 232 pages. First, the good news. This promises to be an exciting new series, and I really like the premise. Earth finally develops the technology to travel into the stars, only to find they are already occupied and we are horribly … More Review: “To Fall Among Vultures” by Scott Warren

Short Story: “Paladin”

Sir Johnathan de Armes, first Captain of the White Guard, recipient of the Golden Medal for Valor, keeper of the second knights crown with double ivy clusters, and royal bodyguard to the Queen, sweated profusely in his bent, burned, and broken armor. He leaned heavily against the blackened stones on the walkway leading up to … More Short Story: “Paladin”

Review: “Abaddon’s Gate” by James S.A. Corey

Abaddon’s Gate (Book 3 in The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey. Orbit Books. 566 pages. Before I go any further, here’s the Amazon description: For generations, the solar system — Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt — was humanity’s great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of … More Review: “Abaddon’s Gate” by James S.A. Corey