Author Archives: Thomas Evans

About Thomas Evans

I'm a writer of mysteries, espionage, and speculative fiction. In my previous incarnation I was an archaeologist specializing in gender and identity in Iron and Bronze Age Europe. Mostly, however, I was known for my works with the use of geomatics, multiscalular spatial analysis and landscape theory within archaeology.

Deadly Lover by Charlee Allden (2015)

(Sci-Fi, Romance, Mystery, Paranormal) Grade: Γ — (Gamma) A good or even fantastic book within the genre, possibly worth reading regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that is likely to be unappealing to individuals … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Season Six: Ruminations in the Absence of an Actual Book…

Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Television, Post Modern Though I normally don’t review TV shows or movies on this site, in the great desert between the release of volumes of the Song of Ice and Fire, I feel there is … Continue reading

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Cataclysm: The Myst Clipper Shicaine, Kerry Forrestal and John Fracchia (Bedlam Boys Publishing, 2016)

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fantasy Introduction: This month we are interviewing the authors of a newly released novel that pushes the boundaries of fantasy and science fiction, combining them into a fascinating and unique mélange of Science Fantasy that, for … Continue reading

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The Complete Hammer’s Slammers, Vol. 1, David Drake (Baen Books, 2009)

(Military Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera) Grade: Γ — Good book within the genre.  Solid story, good characters, if you like this genre, read this book. In brief: This is the first volume of the definitive collection of David … Continue reading

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Preview of The Traitor’s Gambit, book 2 in the Rippers Raiders series

This month we are giving a preview of the next book in the continuing saga of the Ripper’s Raider’s Saga:  The Traitor’s Gambit  (copyright 2016).  This is the prologue of the book, opening after the end of Strings on a … Continue reading

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The Problem with Military Science Fiction Part 3: The Myth of the Gung Ho Space Marine…

This issue we are returning to one of this blogs most popular series of articles: the examination of what Military Science fiction (Part 1, Part 2, and Pollyanna was a Space Marine).  As stated in the previous articles, Mil Fic … Continue reading

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Graveyard: The Mutant Files (vol. 3), William C. Dietz (Publisher: Ace Books)

(Science Fiction, Crime Thriller, Gritty Noir, Series, Chronicle) Grade: B/Γ +— Highly enjoyable book of mixed genre. Solid story, good characters, if you like these genres, read this book. If you like one of them, but not the other, I … Continue reading

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