Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 2)

THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2014

"Does anybody still remember the Herbert who wrote such lively and engaging yarns as Sudanna, Sudanna?"
A new venture, a sort of fantasy eco-parable, from the author of Mentats of Dune (2014, with Kevin Anderson, etc.). Read full book review >
THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A middling Middle Earth-ian yarn, then, that seems destined to be the next big thing among the Game of Thrones set."
Chick lit meets swords and sorcery in the perfect commodity for a hot demographic. Read full book review >

RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though derivative, this new dystopian novel ultimately engages with its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Selected as an Offering to the king, one teenage girl discovers the truth behind her country's revered leader and attempts to expose him in this nail-biting dystopian adventure. Read full book review >
ALL THOSE VANISHED ENGINES by Paul Park
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Park's metafictions have their devotees, but readers just looking for an enjoyable story will look elsewhere."
Science fiction-ish, fantasy-ish, alternate history-ish work in three ostensibly independent parts, from the author of The Hidden World (2008, etc.) Read full book review >
UNWEPT by Tracy Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hickman & Hickman fans will jump right in."
The beginning of a new fantasy mystery trilogy, from the authors of Swept Up by the Sea (2013, etc.). Read full book review >

THE RHESUS CHART by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Stross at the top of his game—which is to say, few do it better. Pounce!"
Fifth in the Laundry Files series (The Apocalypse Codex, 2012, etc.), Stross’ stunning incarnation of magic as a branch of applied mathematics. As always, of course, the devils are in the details. Read full book review >
SHATTERING THE LEY by Joshua Palmatier
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Fantasy regulars looking for a fresh series with real bite should find it worth a try."
The kickoff of a new fantasy series from the author of The Vacant Throne (2008, etc.). Read full book review >
WOLFSBANE by Gillian Philip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Exhausting."
Third in the Rebel Angels series (Bloodstone, 2013, etc.), an otherworld fantasy nominally for young adults, which first appeared in the U.K. Read full book review >
THE SEAT OF MAGIC by J. Kathleen Cheney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Intriguing and fun, the mystery unfolds like a socially conscious tour through a cabinet of curiosities."
Cheney follows her debut (The Golden City, 2013) with a killer sequel filled with magical sea people, both living and dead. Read full book review >
Darkness by Erin Eveland
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A melancholy romance with demons to purge."
In this debut paranormal romance, a teen’s dreary life is turned upside down by the immense power growing inside her. Read full book review >
UNEXPECTED STORIES by Octavia E. Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A small but important addition to the oeuvre of a writer deeply concerned with issues of race and gender."
Striking social commentary underscores the action in two dark, previously unpublished stories from the late sci-fi master. Read full book review >
Deemuth: Vraniga Book 1 by Clint Gleason
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 21, 2014

"An enjoyable fantasy for those looking for something brisk and brutal."
Deceit, bloodshed and revenge are at the core of Gleason's (Ravagers, 2013, etc.) first book in a planned fantasy series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Liane Moriarty
author of BIG LITTLE LIES
July 28, 2014

Liane Moriarty had a major breakout bestseller last year with The Husband's Secret. The day before her new novel Big Little Lies is released, we ask Moriarty about her big success and the heart of her latest book. View video >