Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

RAVEN'S SPEAR by Dan  Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2018

"A great YAfantasy follow-up that ably develops its plot and characters."
In Hansen's (Monster's Children, 2017) second installment of the Tricksters' War series, Jamieand the Chosen set out into the desert, where they engage in spectacular battles as they hunt for a stolen spear. Read full book review >
THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS by S.A.  Teller
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Disappointingly short but thoroughly gripping and often unpredictable."
In Teller's debut supernatural thriller, a satanic cult attempts to bring about Satan's prophesied apocalypse, while spiritual combatants try to stop their diabolical plan. Read full book review >

THE WORLD BINDER by R.S. Dabney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A sensational, emotionally charged denouement to an extraordinary series."
In the conclusion to Dabney's (The Peace Keeper, 2016, etc.) fantasy trilogy, a woman prophesied to save the split-in-two world has little time to mend souls before all is lost. Read full book review >
FACTION 9 by James  Firelocke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2018

"This sci-fi debut thrums with creative juice."
In this sci-fi novel, a government bureaucrat learns the strange truth of his parents' deaths. Read full book review >
ENDOHUMAN by Nick  Dream
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 31, 2017

"A confusing, overstuffed, and unfocused supernatural tale."
Superpowers are no match for young love in Dream's debut YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >

RELICS OF THE DIVINE by Stephen R.  Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"An absorbing coming-of-age quest tale with few female leaders."
In this debut fantasy adventure novel, a young man, an acolyte in a mystic tradition, embarks on a diplomatic mission that tests his calling. Read full book review >
THE BUTTON GIRL by Sally  Apokedak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"A purposeful and absorbing exploration across dark and rocky terrain."
A headstrong teenager becomes a slave in this debut novel. Read full book review >
A GREATER GLORY by Hildebrand  Hermannson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An enjoyable, well-researched historical adventure."
Hermannson's (The Son's Path, 2017) historical fantasy sees a young warrior seduced toward adventure by the promise of treasure. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2018

"An enjoyable, post-apocalypse mind romp featuring technologically bred demigods, future Stone Age tribes, and supercilious worms."
Long after an asteroid nearly erases Earth's civilization, an artificial intelligence guardian and the archived intellect of a genius must deal with the arrival of large, caterpillarlike alien colonists. Read full book review >
THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Korry  Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"This zany adventure flaunts a heart of gold and a plucky heroine."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a girl must protect her newborn twin siblings from evil forces. Read full book review >
COUNCIL OF SOULS by Jen Printy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Exemplary sequel that solidifies the main couple's relationship and takes the supernatural story in new, invigorating directions."
In this second installment of a fantasy-romance series, an immortal woman must deal with her mandatory induction into a council that reaps human souls. Read full book review >
GAME THEORY by William  Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2018

"Often exciting and absorbing with a tough, hard-boiled style, but it could be more imaginative about future society."
An alcoholic detective investigating his ex-wife's murder overturns evidence of a dangerous conspiracy in this debut noir-flavored sci-fi novel. 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 >