Karla Fetrow’s “The Icelandic Accord” is the end of the dystopian novel because the bleak future has already arrived. And it’s refreshing as a cold glass of water to know that humanity may still be capable of solving the world’s problems through intellect and heart instead of more CGI explosions…
The Hogs of Cold Harbor is a wonderful absurdist Civil War epic that boldly questions the status quo of patriotism and social dogmas. Telling the “obscene” story of how the Confederate States of America saw themselves as the heroes against Lincoln and Grant’s villainous Union (a perspective so alien to the mainstream no agent would probably touch it) the story skewers the plight of humanity, human beings forced to self-define their own “honor” in the midst of moral chaos.
You can stand in support of others without revealing the private parts of yourself. #MeToo shouldn’t turn into its own social shaming venue.
Karla Fetrow: With his Mitchellesque trademark, Mitchell Warren delivers the first in his End of the Magic Kingdom series with an evil princess who rejects a fairy tale ending.