Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

Captain Michael Geary, grandnephew of Alliance legend Captain John "Black Jack” Geary, should be on his way home after the Alliance won the war against the Syndicate, but their captors have other plans for their prisoners. Fortunately for him, Executive Destina Aragon, commander of the remains of the 1252nd Syndicate ("Syndic") ground forces regiment, has made him an offer—join their mutiny or remain a prisoner.  Guess which one he chooses?

Saved New York City is on the brink of collapse, but can it be rescued from the White Wizard and his daughter, Chloe? That question is answered in the final issue of Snowfall, where science and fairy tale meet.

I love unusual superheroes, and indie comic book writer Matt Garvey and artist Dizeve, bring us one in The Ether #1.  A rather dapper person who wears purple latex gloves and a skull-fitting map of what looks like London on their head, Mr. Ether’s superpowers seem to lie in not only his detective skills, but also in the realm of a being parkour expert rather than have any magical or supernatural abilities (though perhaps we see these later in the series).

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of being able to read and review the first edition of M. Holly-Rosing’s comprehensive guide to crowdfunding creative projects. It was full of useful information, marketing and promotion tips, personal stories of both success and failure in crowdfunding, and just about anything else you could possibly need to help budding creators on their way to launching their own successful Kickstarter campaigns.

I’ve been a Jack Campbell fan for quite a while. (His real name is John Hemry, and he was formerly a JAG officer in the US Navy.)  After discovering his Lost Fleet military space-faring novels, I read through them as fast as I could get them. My husband got hooked, as well, as Campbell is one of the few military sci-fi writers who depict space battles with reasonable accuracy - meaning space is a big place, and it takes a long time for messages and images to arrive as well as using the three dimensions of space in battle strategy.  What I like best about Campbell is that he is living proof that a solid writer can get better – a lot better. You can see the improvement in The Lost Stars series.

Magic and science—a ripe combination for any story, especially one from the team from Mythopoeia.   Welcome to the first issue of Glow, another fantastic comic brought to us through Kickstarter.

In this penultimate issue of Snowfall from Joe Harris and Martín Morazzo, the line between terrorist and patriot becomes very thin.

Being a superhero or supervillian is tough. Being a process server who serves them is even tougher. Just ask brothers Clive and Cheech and their rag-tag team in Serving Supes.

Be careful who you love. That line might work as the tagline of The Shadow Glass from Dark Horse. Written and illustrated by Aly Fell, with letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot ®, this lush and beautiful graphic novel brings us to the time of the Golden Age of England (1500s), where magic and lust are intertwined.

I’m a genre person drawn to fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction, but I had the opportunity to pick up a free download of Shadow of the Knight. On a whim, I got it and discovered it was a nice break from my usual routine. A solidly written, fast-paced psychological thriller, it explores the dark descent of a woman trying to improve her life after surviving an abusive relationship.

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