Author Archive: jonnicholas

The Shadow Thieves Review

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu is the tale of young girl Charlotte and her cousin Zachary (aka Zee) who become embroiled in a plot to take over the realm of Hades.  Set in the modern day US and England (the US city is never mentioned, but it is clearly Minneapolis, for those who care), …

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

A collection of short stories using Mad Science! as a collective theme.  As a big fan of mad science, I couldn’t resist.  Overall, I liked the book, with a couple of stories standing out.  Individual capsules follow. Professor Incognito Apologizes: An Itemized List – Austin Grossman I enjoyed this tale, more for the monologuing than …

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The Accidental Time Machine

The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman The Accidental Time Machine is the story of a graduate student that accidentally invents a time machine. Unfortunately, this time machine has a small problem in that it can only go forwards in time. The first hop is only a second, but each hop is exponentially longer. Our …

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“The Map of Time” Review

“The Map of Time” by Felix J. Palma “The Map of Time” is three linked novellas captured in a single volume (609 pages) – a trilogy of sorts if you will. The common link between the three stories are the involvement of one Herbert George Wells and the time travel experienced by various other characters. …

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