Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

PANTHER ACROSS THE STARS by Lon Brett  Coon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2017

"Imaginative and well-considered; should please sci-fi fans as well as readers of historical fiction."
A mix of fact and fantasy in which Tecumseh, a 19th-century Shawnee warrior and chief, is aided by three aliens in the battle to protect his lands and people from European incursion. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF SARA SPRINGBORN AND MR. WOLLO BUSHTAIL by William Crow Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"A diverting tale that champions nature as convincingly as its heroes do."
In Johnson's (The Sword is Whet, 2017, etc.) middle-grade fantasy, a young girl and a squirrel, communicating telepathically, endeavor to broker peace between humans and forest creatures. Read full book review >

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"One small step, no giant leaps."
Weir (The Martian, 2014) returns with another off-world tale, this time set on a lunar colony several decades in the future. Read full book review >
CROSSTOWN by Loren W. Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"This book attempts to tackle some provocative ideas about the nature of power but lacks the suspense needed to keep the reader interested in hearing them."
A story of murder and revenge set in a world where anything is possible. Read full book review >
THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A.  Chakraborty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Highly impressive and exceptionally promising."
A rich Middle Eastern fantasy, the first of a trilogy: Chakraborty's intriguing debut. Read full book review >

THE BIG LIE by Julie Mayhew
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Readers who know their World War II history and enjoy extremely unreliable narrators will find great satisfaction in puzzling out the truth behind the horrors Jess leaves unspoken. (Alternate history. 15-adult)"
Jessika is an upstanding schoolgirl in the English countryside of the Greater German Reich. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING SEER by Morgan  Blue Malory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A meticulous and singular story about seers that's slowed by extensive dialogue."
A debut urban fantasy novel follows two siblings in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Fans of the Stormlight Archive series will enjoy this book, which brings back favorite characters and deepens a well-drawn fantasy world."
An epic fantasy about the return of an ancient, world-destroying evil. Read full book review >
TORTUGA by Thomas Erikson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A somber, atypical genre piece with resplendent prose."
In the 17th century, a teenager in a pirate-infested island town becomes an apprentice to an old man who may hold the keys to wealth and abnormally prolonged life in Erikson's debut fantasy adventure novel. Read full book review >
ICE by Anna Kavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A gripping and uniquely strange work of science fiction."
This 50th-anniversary edition of a novel about a surreal pursuit through an apocalyptic world should bring new attention to Kavan (1901-1968; Who Are You, 1963, etc.), a writer of intense imagination. Read full book review >
WORLD WAR S by Stephen Paul Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2017

"A haunting and intricate religious fantasy that's a bit too cautious to truly soar."
This thriller pits demons against a dwindling crop of Christian soldiers for control of the world. Read full book review >
POWER OF KIDS by Thierry  Kouam
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2017

"An intriguing fantasy world that lacks fully developed characters."
When a wicked monarch teams up with the devil to oppress the kingdom's children, the kids must band together to fight for their rights in this debut 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 >