Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

BEYOND THE FOREST by Kay L. Ling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals."
In this fantasy debut, a gemologist discovers a hidden portal and finds that family secrets are the key to saving more than one world. Read full book review >
THE MASTER OF WHITEHALL by Rick H. Veal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An enticing supernatural plot with an initially frisky pace hampered by excessive exposition."
A college student falls for the mysterious owner of a manor in this first installment of a paranormal romance series. Read full book review >

LOST GODS by Brom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An oddly schizophrenic yarn—organized above, chaotic below—but fans of Brom's weirdly offbeat imagination will find much to admire."
Underworld fantasy from the artist, games designer, and novelist (Krampus, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales."
In a substantial anthology of stories about the end of the world, editor Silverberg (Tales of Majipoor, 2013, etc.) brings together works by both classic science-fiction writers and contemporary authors. Read full book review >
ALTERED STARSCAPE by Ian Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Not Douglas' finest opening statement, but fans should be engrossed enough to come back for more."
Space war trouper Douglas (Deep Time, 2015, etc.) pilots a new alien-warfare series into furious action powered by intriguing speculation. Read full book review >

Rosetta by Stephen Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An inventive, entertaining sci-fi tale involving valuable alien secrets."
In this debut novel, humanity colonizes space with the aid of an alien StarDrive found on Mars, left there millennia ago by an extinct race known as the Galactics. Read full book review >
Tallah by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A nice addition to the series with all the same strengths as the original.
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Miller (Gravity Breaker, 2016, etc.) picks up Tallah Williams' story in this second installment as she uses and abuses her gravity-controlling power in an attempt to fit in to—or remake—the world she lives in.Read full book review >
Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2016

"A somewhat standard, if rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance."
In Leigh-Reign's debut sci-fi thriller, a teenage misanthrope questions his disturbing proclivities and even his origin after he becomes inexplicably captivated by a new girl at school. Read full book review >
Telepath by Janet Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2016

"A fresh, nuanced examination of the human desire to define itself in the face of societal norms."
This sci-fi coming-of-age story finds young adults struggling against being complacent workers in a hive society. Read full book review >
AN OTHER PLACE by Darren Dash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"An often baffling tale, but its protagonist's wry commentary is undeniably entertaining."
In Dash's (Sunburn, 2015, etc.) sci-fi outing, a man finds himself in a bizarre city filled with emotionless, robotic drones and people with fluctuating memories. Read full book review >
GEMINA by Amie Kaufman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An action-packed thrill ride and stellar head trip. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Continuing Illuminae's (2015) story, Kaufman and Kristoff explore what went down on Jump Station Heimdall while the spaceship Hypatia was trying to get there. Read full book review >
MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of three disparate young people collide in this post-apocalyptic fantasy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >