Monthly Archives: July 2015

Roundup: Istas and Ryan stories, Spellslingers, Civ 5

Istas and Ryan: “Red as Snow”, “Black as Blood”, “White as a Raven’s Wing” Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis: Istas and Ryan are an odd couple, and it’s easier to make it work when they don’t have to deal with their … Continue reading

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Crimson Bound: Fairy-tale Retellings, and not becoming a monster

Genre: YA fairy tale retelling Synopsis: Rachelle is one of the few who knows and believes that the Devourer, and old evil defeated by the legendary twins Tyr and Zisa, is soon returning. Believing that it’s her responsibility to do … Continue reading

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Red Queen, and Playing Expectations Against the Audience

Genre: YA dystopian fantasy Synopsis: There are two kinds of people, Reds and Silvers, distinguishable by the color of their blood. And by the powers that the latter wield. Silvers make up the upper echelon of society, keeping Reds under … Continue reading

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Syfy’s New Shows: Killjoys and Dark Matter

Killjoys Synopsis: Dutch and John are bounty hunters. But as much as they’d like to get back to business as usual, John’s brother getting a kill order put on him involves them in his problems, and Dutch’s mysterious past is … Continue reading

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Sense 8: The Good, The Bad, and How It’s Ultimately Worth Watching

 Synopsis: Eight people all born on the same day are suddenly connected to each other, able to communicate across great distances and access each others’ skills. As they learn to use this connection, they’re being hunted by a powerful organization. But it’s … Continue reading

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