Insatiable Machine by Zoƫ Robertson

of the new Spring 2018 releases from Roseway Publishing (an imprint of Fernwood Publishing) is the “speculative” fiction/sci-fi thriller Insatiable Machine. Roseway kindly sent me an ARC to review in advance of its upcoming release. Speculative fiction relies less on the science part than on what the world may look like a number of years from now, not the next century and beyond. While no actual date is given in Insatiable Machine, it would appear that it is set in the not-too-distant future where a conglomeration (or alliance) of big business (the Big Six) controls almost everything, including the president of the United States.… Continue reading

2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush

I was quite excited to find a book of short stories inspired by the music of one of my favourite rock bands, Rush. They have been around for forty-plus years, so this 18-story anthology covers songs from their vast catalogue of intelligent songs. The collection also includes the stories that inspired such Neal Peart-penned Rush classics as “Red Barchetta” and “Roll the Bones”. Included as well is Kevin J.… Continue reading