I’ve been a big fan of Myke Cole’s novels for a while now - his last book, Gemini Cell, was a particularly good blend of zombie, military and romance genres. His latest, Javelin Rain, isn’t quite so innovative, but it carries the momentum of the series forward nicely.
Myke Cole’s novels are fun as hell to read. Blending military action with epic fantasy, he’s depicted a world in which magic has emerged amongst the general population, and the various efforts to control it. In his latest, he tackles PTSD with his undead Navy SEAL, Jim Schweitzer.
2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as incredible, including titles from some of our favorite authors. Here are the must-read science fiction and fantasy books of 2016.
Myke Cole's "military fantasy" Shadow Ops series has been unpredictable all along. In Control Point, he told the origin story. In Fortress Frontier, he narrated a quest, while in Breach Zone, he zoomed in on a single battle. With his latest installment, Gemini Cell, he does something really unexpected: a romance.
The final volume of Myke Cole's Shadow Ops trilogy, Breach Zone, has a distinct Dark Knight Rises vibe to it — appropriate, given that Cole worked on the film as an fighting extra in one of the film's battle scenes. It's all about a city in chaos, and what happens when people are pushed to breaking point.
Three authors of military science fiction and fantasy — Jack Campbell (The Lost Fleet), Taylor Anderson (the Destroyermen series), and Myke Cole (Shadow Ops) — gathered in a packed house for the "Accelerate to Attack Speed" panel. In a conversation with their moderator, Ace/Roc editor Ginjer Buchanan, they discussed…