An attention-getting debut novel: "Like the best genre fiction, Quietus has a premise and plot that juggles some familiar elements with fresh ideas."
Quite a number of good stories floating around in January - but only one absolute Must Read!
In this month's caps: The Expanse slows things down a bit - Jeff Vandermeer wants us to know the unknowable - South Africa's gods (and people and robots) go through an identity crisis in Nicky Drayden's debut - and Mira Grant says mermaids want to eat your face!
David Pedreira's debut novel Gunpowder Moon is a sci-fi murder mystery/milSF thriller that doesn't quite get off the ground.
A sequel that delivers! "Blood Binds the Pack does not follow Hunger Makes the Wolf so much as challenge it to a wrestling match and show up with a game plan for victory."
A very good issue all around - "Sour Milk Girls" by Erin Roberts is the standout.
An issue full of authors I like writing stories that are just okay...
A somewhat disappointing entry in a usually reliable series - "It became clear to me about halfway through book six that Kloos was kind of spinning his wheels here."
A solid start to the new year for Apex, with standout stories from Chi Hui and Nick Mamatas.