Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

SHATTER by Aprilynne Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A delicious drama of morally imperfect characters in a fantastical future world with timely, relevant politics. (Romantic thriller/science fiction. 12-adult)"
In this sci-fi duology closer, Queen Danica must embrace her role to find a way to break out of her gilded, 22nd-century cage. Read full book review >
THE PHILOSOPHER'S FLIGHT by Tom Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fun, fast-paced coming-of-age story laced with magic."
In a world of woman-dominated practical magic, a young man yearns to make a place for himself. Read full book review >

THE TRAITOR PRINCE by C.J. Redwine
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An exciting, entertaining series companion. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
A prince replaced by a double must reclaim his identity. Read full book review >
OLYMPUS BOUND by Jordanna Max Brodsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A satisfyingly over-the-top finale."
The final installment of a trilogy that sees the goddess Artemis fighting for her life—and the lives of her fellow Greek gods—in the 21st century. Read full book review >
GUNPOWDER MOON by David Pedreira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Memorable visuals and well-executed action sequences mark this exciting foray into near-future hard sci-fi, which is at its best when framing the poignancy of the desire for peace."
An ex-soldier tries to solve a murder that threatens to both plunge the Moon's mining colonies into war and destroy tentative international peace in Pedreira's debut novel, set in 2072. Read full book review >

DARK GODDESS by Amalie Howard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Although this outing may not be a literary masterpiece, it is an expertly plotted, skillfully executed modern take on Hindu cosmology that will leave readers eager for the next installment of this girl-positive series. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
When demon lords threaten to destroy the mortal realm, only two half-demon, half-divine teens can stop them. Read full book review >
TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Anyone can jump into the Numair Chronicles, but the novel will especially appeal to fans of the Tortall books. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
Pierce's new prequel series chronicles the beginnings of one of Tortall's greatest mages. Read full book review >
THE GONE WORLD by Tom Sweterlitsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"This darkly poetic and profoundly disturbing glimpse into the potential last days of humankind will surely haunt readers' dreams long after the book is finished."
Sweterlitsch's latest (Tomorrow and Tomorrow, 2014, etc.) is a mind-blowing fusion of science fiction, thriller, existential horror, and apocalyptic fiction. Read full book review >
CHILD OF A MAD GOD by R.A. Salvatore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Enjoyable and addictive, flaws and all."
Salvatore kicks off a new fantasy sequence set in the world of Corona (Immortalis, 2003, etc.) but with only passing references to persons and events from previous adventures. Read full book review >
SEMIOSIS by Sue Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An outstanding science-fiction novel hobbled by its rushed story structure."
Colonists land on a planet with unexpected sentient species in this sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
GHOST BULLY by Brian  Corley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional."
In Corley's debut fantasy/comedy, a ghost learns that the afterlife has its own unique set of pitfalls, including direct threats from demons. Read full book review >
EXILES' ESCAPE by W. Clark  Boutwell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A vividly imagined sci-fi epic."
Young warriors fight a repressive government in this dystopian vision of America. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >