Portland Zionists Unite! & Other Stories by Eric Flamm

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Flamm very effectively showcases the parallels between on-the-ground peacekeeping efforts along the West Bank and back home in Portland, as members of local synagogues and community organizations seek to throw in their support for Israel.”

The Separation by Thomas Duffy

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “It’s nearly impossible for the reader not to feel Finn’s pain as he wrestles with the knowledge that…those in power willingly lied to him for so many years.”

Root Cause by Steven Laine

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says:Root Cause is a pithy, pitch-perfect story about the sort of madness that can ensue when one of humankind’s favorite vices comes under fire.”

The First Genesis by Kipjo Ewers

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Ewers has built up a truly intriguing cast of characters, establishing a world where becoming a superhuman isn’t always a choice—but becoming a superhero is.”