Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

A Perfect Life by Joel Spring
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A vigorous, sometimes-entertaining, but unconvincing tale of future imperfect."
A boy is raised to have a perfect life—as defined by a team of corporate scientists—in this strident satire of a near-future dystopia. Read full book review >
The Books of the Kings by Jay Effemm
Released: Aug. 13, 2015

"Slow, highly political fantasy."
In Effemm's debut novel, King Hhalon of Genan is driven to choices that bring danger to his reign. Read full book review >

SLASHTAG by Todd M. Thiede
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A dark, bracing volume in a series that's making it a habit."
Thiede (Miss Me?, 2015) weaves a gruesome tale of suspense in the fourth book of his Max Larkin series.Read full book review >
Clientelligence by Michael B. Rynowecer
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deftly written and well-presented; principals of any service firm will appreciate this treasure trove of useful intelligence for business improvement."
An in-depth study of what it takes to develop and maintain superior relationships with clients. Read full book review >
Snapshots from my Uneventful Life by David I. Aboulafia
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"The funny bits in this Everyman's true-life stories will remind readers to look on the bright side of life."
Debut author Aboulafia highlights absurd and memorable events from his life in humorous autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

ETERLIMUS by Aziz Hamza
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"A short but affecting tale of retribution."
A tale of revenge and intrigue set in seventh century Rome. Read full book review >
Reactor Agenda by Michael A. Sales
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"A crazy, careening space-time adventure that's far from formulaic."
Ray Sky, a superpowered mutant in the 23rd century, travels through time and space to try to subvert an alien contest over the destiny of humanity. Read full book review >
When All Goes Quiet by Augustinus F. Lodewyks
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"An accessible story of a man whose quiet moments are filled with heavenly guidance."
A man recounts a lifetime of divine intercession. Read full book review >
This Is Not Where It Ends by Richard Alan Carter
Released: Aug. 6, 2015

"An unusual story of escaping problems and then learning to face them."
An inspiring debut novel about finding meaning in life even when it seems impossible. Read full book review >
SPINNER by Michael J. Bowler
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"An overstuffed horror story, but one that will both warm the heart and chill the spine."
Bowler's (And the Children Shall Lead, 2014, etc.) YA novel pits brave, resourceful special needs teenagers against a whole shelf's worth of supernatural scares. Read full book review >
Cape Deception by Eugene Nordstrom
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"A top-notch mystery with ever escalating suspense and a satisfying payoff."
Old money is the target of a calculating stalker in this engrossing thriller. Read full book review >
Daughters of Frankenstein by Steve Berman
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"A lively and engrossing collection of female-driven fiction."
Berman (Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers, 2014, etc.) edits an anthology of sci-fi and horror from queer perspectives. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >