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Angelology Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
reviewed by Nathan Brazil
In the course of her daily, dreary duties, a nun named Evangeline discovers wartime correspondence between the philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller, and the abbess of the New York convent that is her home. The suggestion is that the now deceased women conspired to spirit away a valuable object, which has supernatural powers. Naturally, the location of this missing artifact is only accessible to those who can work their way through a series of codes.

Of Swords and Spells Of Swords and Spells by Delia Marshall Turner
reviewed by Jonathan Fesmire
Here, magic drives technology. Untrained witches are pursued by the nasty cosmic cops who destroy all life on planets that break the law. Getting between worlds is easy for them as the planets are all connected through a sort of magical, cosmic net -- provided you have a ship with a magical drive.

The Silver Gryphon The Silver Gryphon edited by Gary Turner and Marty Halpern
reviewed by Rich Horton
This anthology is the 25th "archival quality hardcover" the company has issued (they have also recently started to publish novella length chapbooks). It includes 20 original stories by the authors of the first 24 books (two of those authors have published 2 books each with Golden Gryphon, one book was an anthology, so only Tony Daniel does not have a story here). The collection is quite entertaining throughout, not perhaps a surprise as Golden Gryphon books have been by a quite noticeably excellent set of authors.

Eternal Lovecraft Eternal Lovecraft edited by Jim Turner
reviewed by Georges T. Dodds
The editor has put together an excellent anthology. Some tales are set in Lovecraft's fictional and personal haunts, some merely use or allude to his mythology and props, and some share the cosmic vision, especially prevalent in his early Dunsanian tales.

21st Century Pulp 21st Century Pulp by Eric Turowski
reviewed by Kit O'Connell
In the glory days of the pulp magazines, the masked adventurer righting wrongs could be found just as commonly in story as he could in his more familiar modern home, sequential art. Apart from the rare modern-day revival à la Kavalier and Clay, costumed hero fiction is largely limited to tie-ins with the major superhero publishers. Fortunately, for the genre's fans there are a few stalwart enthusiasts like this author.

The First Heroes The First Heroes edited by Harry Turtledove and Noreen Doyle
reviewed by Steven H Silver
The fantasy genre has its roots in the oldest legends of mankind. From Gilgamesh defeating Humbaba to the fall of Troy and Odysseus' journey back to Ithaka, these early stories of civilization have long held a fascination for mankind. The editors have commissioned 14 stories set during the Bronze Age for thise anthology. Given the length of the Bronze Age, however, the stories span a vast period of time and point out that the Bronze Age didn't end simultaneously across the world.

The First Heroes The First Heroes edited by Harry Turtledove and Noreen Doyle
reviewed by Sherwood Smith
There is something here for every type of reader, from young adults who might be sampling the mixing of history and science fiction or fantasy for the first time, to the ancient history scholar who likes to take the occasional dip into fictive explorations of their favorite period. There is also good reading here for the most sophisticated postmodern reader of literature.

Household Gods Household Gods by Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove
reviewed by Rich Horton
Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a recently divorced lawyer in present-day Los Angeles. Her life seems to be falling apart. Her husband left her for a blond bimbo. Her daycare provider just quit. And she has been passed over for a partnership at her law firm, while the man she has just collaborated with got his partnership. Everything in our world seems slanted against women. So she makes a half-hearted prayer to a plaque featuring the Roman gods Liber and Libera to send her back to Ancient Rome, where, she imagines, women had equal status with men. And they comply...

Harry Turtledove

Unexplained Natural Phenomena Unexplained Natural Phenomena by Keith Tutt
reviewed by Thomas Myer
If this book were a boxer, Thomas'd say it was a bantamweight: fast on its feet, wiry, but packing a mean punch. Lively reading on such topics as precognition, psychic surgery, and telepathy; Yeti, Nessie, vampires, zombies, and angels; ball lightning, spontaneous human combustion, dowsing, the face on Mars, and crop circles.

Lisa Tuttle

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead by Mark Twain and Don Borchert
reviewed by Sandra Scholes
From Jane Austen's Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula, the new version penned by Bram's descendant, Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt to create Dracula The Un-Dead, have all had a rewrite, though this one starts where the last one left off. In this story, the main horror feature is zombies.

The Traveler The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
reviewed by Donna McMahon
Maya is trying to escape her past. Throughout her childhood her father trained her relentlessly as a warrior, spy and assassin. At twenty-six, she has twelve passports, is an expert at disguise and can kill a man in seconds, but she wants a normal life and she has been trying to build one in London. When her father is murdered, she reluctantly shoulders the responsibility he has passed to her -- to travel to Los Angeles and protect two brothers who are being hunted by members of a secret organization. The odds are against her.

The Traveler The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
reviewed by Lise Murphy
Set in present day, this novel explores the timely concept that we are being watched by the Vast Machine, in an elaborate plot to exert control over society. There have always been a certain few people who can exit our realm and visit other realms bringing back with them new ways of seeing the world and novel ideas. Ideas that would, eventually, free us from this societal control.

The Traveler The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
reviewed by Victoria Strauss
For thousands of years, an elite caste of warriors known as Harlequins have defended beings called Travelers, whose unique genetic makeup allows them to journey between the six realms of existence. From these realms, Travelers return transformed, ready to pass on the wisdom they have gained to others. However, the Travelers have a deadly foe: a powerful secret society called the Brethren who have been trying to exterminate them, along with their Harlequin protectors.

To Hell with the Harp! To Hell with the Harp! by M.K. Twigg
reviewed by Lisa DuMond
Put a bungling demon in charge of the fires of Hell and add one ineffectual angel -- disaster is unavoidable. There is no way these two clowns are going to do anything but make matters worse. The last thing the situation needs is more players...

Crown of Fire Crown of Fire by Kathy Tyers
reviewed by Suzanne Krein
The author once again sweeps us away into the stellar whorl of Firebird and Brennen Caldwell. Brought together from very different societies, they now find themselves fighting a common enemy who threatens both of their home worlds. The Shuhr are star-bred telepaths who do not share the moral imperatives of Brennen and his star-bred people, the Sentinels. The Shuhr are determined to destroy the Sentinels and to begin their conquest of the Federacy by conquering Netaia, Firebird's home planet.

Firebird / Fusion Fire Firebird and Fusion Fire by Kathy Tyers
reviewed by Suzanne Krein
Lady Firebird Angelo knows her duty as a wastling. As the 3rd-born child in one of the ruling families of Netaia, her duty is to die. The Holy Powers worshipped by the Netaians demand this policy of "heir limitation." Her chosen method of "departure" seems honorable and natural -- she will go into battle as part of the attack force invading the planet Veroh and she will bravely die in that battle.

One Mind's Eye One Mind's Eye by Kathy Tyers
reviewed by Suzanne Krein
Llyn Torfinn longs for a normal life. Ever since she was rescued from an alternate reality chamber, her life has been anything but normal. Music, which can be her greatest source of joy, can also throw her into the trance-like state of another reality. Her adopted mother, Karine, claims to have Llyn's best interests at heart. Karine is a member of the Empath Order. She uses her ability to see inside the minds of others as a tool for healing.

Grimoire of the Necronomicon Grimoire of the Necronomicon by Donald Tyson
reviewed by Tammy Moore
In the beginning there was Order, overseen by the piping God Azathoth, his daughter Barbelzoa and the thirteen gods who danced around his throne. Thirteen, a fan of Lovecraft might query, but surely there are only twelve blind and idiot gods in attendance on the Nuclear Chaos? Not to mention, the daughter? In this mythos, the Crawling Chaos, Nyarlathotep, was originally one of the dancing gods, before they were either blind or idiot -- the conjoined twin of Galila. Driven by lust for bright Barbelzoa, Nyarlathotep used his magic to cast the other gods into slumber and raped the goddess.

The Necronomicon Tarot The Necronomicon Tarot by Donald Tyson
reviewed by Charlene Brusso
The Necronomicon Tarot uses images and themes from H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu" mythos. Lovecraft was a ground-breaking pulp horror writer from the 20s. No vampires or werewolves from him, no sir. Lovecraft's ultimate evil, Cthulhu, wasn't even technically evil, in the Manichean sense of "good" vs. "evil."

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