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Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan *no in-person meeting for July*
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 8pm
Panera Paramus, 770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ

This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works of modern
masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and related genres. It also
occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the classics.

*For the complete list of titles for 2020 scroll below event recap.  You will find all 12
bookcovers/titles.

Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan:
Alek Fitz is a reaper, a collection agent who works for the supernatural elements
of the world, tracking down debtors and solving problems for clients as diverse
as the Lords of Hell, vampires, Haitian loa, and goblins. He’s even worked for the
Tooth Fairy on occasion. Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Alek is the best in the
game. As a literal slave to his job, he doesn’t have a choice.

When Death comes looking for someone to track down a thief, Alek is flung into
a mess of vengeful undead, supernatural bureaucracy, and a fledgling imp war.
As the consequences of failure become dire, he has few leads, and the clock is
ticking. Only with the help of his friend Maggie—an ancient djinn with a complex
past—can he hope to recover the stolen property, save the world, and just
maybe wring a favor out of the Great Constant himself.

It’s a hell of a job, but somebody’s got to do it . . .
May - Children of Ruin
(Children of Time #2) by
Adrian Tchaikovsky
June - Circe by
Madeline Miller
July
U
ncanny Collateral
by
B
rian McClellan
Modern Masters Selections for 2020
Recaps & comments
Blood and Tempest by John Skovron
3/26/2020

Chris H
Because of the ongoing health crisis, we were not able to meet. We did, however, finish the Empire of Storms trilogy by
Jon Skovron. The three books were titled Hope and Red / Bane and Shadow / Blood and Tempest. The main protagonists
were Hope and Red throughout. Our 3rd times a charm theme was well represented, though all three books in the series
were very well done, with great writing as well as compelling, consistent characters. A truly fine trilogy.
January
Outpost
by W. Michael Gear
February
The Deaths of Tao
by Wesley Chu
March
Blood and Tempest
by Jon Skovron
April
The Invisible Man by
H.G. Wells
July- Uncanny
Collateral by Brian
McClellan
August - Rosewater by
Tade Thompson