Books by Michael Reaves

THE SILVER DREAM by Neil Gaiman
Released: April 23, 2013

"High-concept science, rapid-fire but sometimes sloppy writing, stiff dialogue, shallow characters, and plenty of action: old-fashioned science fiction indeed, dressed up to appeal to a modern audience. (Science fiction. 10-15)"
Don't be fooled by Gaiman's name on the cover: This is a slightly pedestrian if not unsatisfying bit of science-fictional fluff. Read full book review >
SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET by Michael Reaves
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A few clunkers aside: a very entertaining volume."
Conan Doyle's immortal creations Holmes and Watson battle enigmatic forces of darkness in this smartly conceived collection of 18 new tales of intrigue, detection, and horror. Read full book review >
HELL ON EARTH by Michael Reaves
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Older kids will slurp this up. "
Horror-master Reaves (Voodoo Child, 1998, etc.) jump-starts his narrative with a socko opener no later developments quite match. Read full book review >
VOODOO CHILD by Michael Reaves
THRILLERS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Not bad for those into blood sacrifice."
 Emmy Awardwinning Hollywood screenwriter Reaves's new and improved fantasy number leaps right over his previous Night Hunter (1995) and Street Magic (1991). Read full book review >
NIGHT HUNTER by Michael Reaves
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 1995

"An uneasy hybrid that does credit to neither genre."
 Reaves has extended his franchise from San Francisco (Street Magic, 1991, etc.) to Hollywood, but it's the same mixture as before: high-concept fantasy among urban lowlifes. Read full book review >
STREET MAGIC by Michael Reaves
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1991

"With a fast pace and references to a wide range of popular fantasy books, movies, and comics, this is likely to appeal to an undiscerning readership."
 Reaves (The Shattered World) has done some respectable work in fantasy and other genres, but his latest novel is a lifeless, by- the-numbers urban fantasy that goes through the prescribed motions with little innovation or depth. Read full book review >