Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres

21 July 2014 Natassia 0

Australia is turned into a fuse of sci-fi standards and wild west in the first installment in a new series by Marianne de Pierres. Peacemaker takes the clichés and turn them on its head. de Pierres creates a story that has the familiarity of a buddy cop dynamic with the […]

The White List by Nina D’Aleo

14 July 2014 Natassia 0

Like a dark horse in the jam-packed alternate reality subgenre, The White List by Nina D’Aleo snuck up on me and delivered an entertaining tale. With an espionage undertone, we are introduced to a reality where people are not what they seem. Nina D’Aleo brings to life an eerie premise where […]

Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan

15 May 2014 Natassia 0

Masterful storytelling takes hold in Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan. In Hollow World, we learn that Sullivan can weave a story no matter the time period as he effortlessly brings us into modern-day suburban Detroit and two thousand years into the future. With intrigue and suspense, Sullivan shows a story that […]

The Furies by Mark Alpert

11 May 2014 Natassia 0

Urban Fantasy is turned onto its Science Fiction side in The Furies by Mark Alpert, which brings us a new kind of witch that is simply misunderstood and shows how magic is simply science wrapped in mystery. Alpert brings a refreshing authenticity to his story, creating a believable world which draws the […]


The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher

5 May 2014 Nikki R 0

It really bites when you just can’t get into a story and it has nothing to do with the book itself.  I just experienced this with The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher.  Since I had rare moments of free time to read, I never connected to the story-line or the […]

Story Time with LE

Story Time: Galaxy Zack, Dr. Roach & the Notebook of Doom

14 March 2014 Jackie 0

Nikki and I hope you’ll join us today for Story Time with Literary Escapism, a bi-weekly feature where we showcase various children books that fall directly in the fantasy & science fiction genres, as well as books we’re enjoying with our young children. We’re talking boardbooks, picture books, those books […]

A Darkling Sea by James Cambias

20 February 2014 Natassia 0

Scientific exploration abounds in James Cambias’s A Darkling Sea. With a clash of intricate alien races, Cambias brings wonder and imagination to a scientific expedition. The setting is beautifully foreign as the underwater world is thirty light years from Earth. Cambias gives us a neat tale of curiosity and survival.  On […]

THarrison--Falling Light

Falling Light by Thea Harrison

19 February 2014 Nicole 0

I’ll be honest, it took me quite some time to get into Falling Light by Thea Harrison. This is mostly my fault; because of my huge book slump of 2013, I really didn’t remember much about the first novel, Rising Darkness, other than I knew I really enjoyed it and […]

In Retrospect by Ellen Larson

7 January 2014 Natassia 0

Ellen Larson tells a science fiction tale with In Retrospect. There is something utterly eerie about Larson’s story and how it unfolds. The backstory truly shines and creates an Earth that is as different from our own as night and day. The society which Larson designs is full of mystery, […]