SQS Reviews

The Odd Bureau Part 3 – Forgotten Folios Society

If you read parts 1 and 2 already, you know that I’ve been sitting next to my mailbox every day waiting for the next piece of the story to arrive. Okay, not literally, but if I didn’t have other responsibilities and commitments I might actually do it. So far, I haven’t been disappointed by the mail order story service, and part 3 is no different.

The Watch – Tyner Gillies

The Watch is a wonderful combination of two of my favourite genres: fantasy and crime. The book itself I must classify as fantastical crime, not only because of its fantasy elements—hello, demon in the basement—but also because the book is fantastic.

Collin Piprell Interview

Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer, a former journalist and editor, resident in Thailand. He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow in politics and...

MOM – Collin Piprell

If you’re looking for a typical guns-in-space kind of science fiction novel, you’re in the wrong place. If, however, you’re looking for a science fiction exploration into the human condition during a time in which humans are becoming extinct, you are in for a mind-blowing treat.

The Forgotten Few – Jamie Campbell

The Forgotten Few tells the story of the journey author Jamie Campbell went through when he took a job as a correctional officer at a Pretrial Center in British Columbia. Dreaming of becoming a police officer, Campbell took this job while attending a local university studying criminology. Unfortunately, this job results in the end of his career, not the beginning he had hoped for.

Virtues of War – Bennet R. Coles

I’ll admit it: military sci-fi is not my favourite SF sub-genre. However, this book came highly recommended to me by a local independent bookstore owner. The author is another BC local, so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give military sci-fi another chance.

Trevor Melanson Interview

Trevor Melanson is the author of two novels and an award-winning journalist who’s written for numerous publications across Canada. He lives in Vancouver with his fiancée and their cat, Gilmore. Having grown up wanting...

Terminal City – Trevor Melanson

This book caught my attention initially because it is by a local author, Trevor Melanson. Terminal City is the first book in a trilogy, and was the first fiction book by the Vancouver journalist.

Set in a fictional Vancouver, this book kept my attention with its symbolism, detailed setting, and relative realism—aside from the whole dark arts necromancy part, of course.

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