Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Injustice Magazine Review: Cirsova #6

Cower not, fierce reader! This day we have an excellent collection of heroic fiction. If you've not read any of Cirsova yet, here's some of what you've been missing! There will be spoilers.


The Last Job on Harz by Tyler Young- A pair of investigators are sent to a check into some peculiarities on a mining planet. They find a cross between mad science and corporate greed threatening the colonists. The subsequent cover up and later revelation are excellent.

The Magelords of Ruach by Abraham Strongjohn- This is a rich story, feeling much like a old pulp sf story. In some ways I am reminded of ERB's Venus or Mars books, and our protagonist measures up to that in  his friendships and actions. Our space princess gets her own share of time, and has a great strength of endurance. Oh yeah, there's evil magi enslaving people and spiderfolk.

Short Stories

Death on the Moon by Spencer E. Hart- A bit of a noir detective story, told on the moon. Cool and smokey, with hints of underworld scum and SpaceNazi aftertaste.

The Battlefield of Keres by Jim Breyfogle- Treasure hunters with a bet, a fantastic battlefield filled with magical hazards ages after the fact, and storms and demons.

Othan, Vandal by Kurt Magnus- A story of a thief for hire, a rich dying man, and a tribe with a treasured jewel. Reads as though a hard luck Conan story.

Temple of the Beast by Harold R. Thompson- A mysterious creature sought after by men of adventure, a local cult, and death fill this measure of cryptozoological enterprise.

Tear Down the Stars by Adrian Cole- A far future science fantasy tale of hidden cities, brotherly betrayal, death cults seeking oblivion of worlds, and hidden legacies.

If these are not enough for you, there is one more piece:

My Name is John Carter(part 5) by James Hutchings- Look, this is pretty much amazing for those of us that like poetry and Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars.

How do I put my final thoughts?

Oh, yeah. If you haven't been reading Cirsova yet, you're missing out. And this issue is a shining jewel in the library, for which I am proud to have been a backer. 9 of 10 fell deeds.

When you play Social Justice, the world loses.

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