Tangent Online reviewed the March/April issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction, including my story “The Mantis Tattoo.”  They were very kind to me:

Paul M. Berger demonstrates an impressive feat of exotic and atmospheric world-building… [He] has created two endearing characters and I hope he will return to them in future stories.

– Jerard Betts

Berger’s piece has a definite sense of story, characters easy to care about, unambiguous (and frequently-thwarted) goals, a clear plot arc, ample adversity, and awful stakes. The bad guys aren’t just dumb muscled lunks, but viciously clever magic-using bullies that are heavily muscled lunks. Definitely a must-read.

– C. D. Lewis