Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

In Absence of Fear by Celeste Chaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"A compelling novel to tease readers' paranoia."
Chaney imagines a society under total surveillance in this debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Lancelot: Her Story by Carol Anne Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"Provides a distinctly fresh, if slow-moving, take on Camelot."
In this retelling of the Arthurian legend, Lancelot becomes a woman disguised as a man, and Guinevere longs to rule the realm. Read full book review >

THE CONJURER'S RIDDLE by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A suitably swashbuckling sequel. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The sequel to The Inventor's Secret (2014) finds plucky Resistance warrior Charlotte leading her small but trusty band of youthful rebels through the thickets and swamps of the New York Wildlands in a desperate bid to reach French-held rebel territory near a fictional New Orleans. Read full book review >
HOLLOWGIRL by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A philosophical marathon. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The conclusion of the teleportation-based science-fiction Twinmaker trilogy. Read full book review >
AIR AND DARKNESS by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Should satisfy series regulars. Just about."
Final installment of the four-volume fantasy cycle (Monsters of the Earth, 2013, etc.) featuring another existential threat to Carce, Drake's analogue of Rome circa 30 C.E.Read full book review >

SOLAR EXPRESS by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For fans only."
Prolific author Modesitt returns to science fiction with a tale of space exploration. Read full book review >
MYSTIC by Jason Denzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The best that one can say of this hackneyed, amateurish effort is that it lacks the bloat of many of its compatriots and is soon over."
The founder of a popular fan website for the bestselling Wheel of Time fantasy series takes his own stab at the genre. Read full book review >
WEIGHING SHADOWS by Lisa Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Lovely, disturbing, and intriguing in spots but ultimately, just not enough."
Goldstein takes a break from fantasy (The Uncertain Places, 2011, etc.) and returns to science fiction with this brief tale of a corporation seeking to diminish the role of women in society by altering the timeline.Read full book review >
MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A small idea stretched until it snaps."
Raymond Chandler meets Astounding in this pulpy, hard-boiled detective pastiche, the first of a trilogy by the author of The Empire State and The Spider Wars series (The Machine Awakes, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A YA adventure with ethereal prose and appealing characters."
In Dunn's YA sci-fi debut, set in a world where people can see glimpses of future events, one teenager sees a vision of herself killing her little sister. Read full book review >
Unsung Heroes by Kyle Gurkovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-written, high-spirited time-travel novel that offers some thrills but fails to deliver anything startlingly new to the genre."
A Celt from the 10th century C.E. embarks on a quest through time in Gurkovich's debut book, an energetic fantasy adventure. Read full book review >
THE LIZARD PRINCESS by Tod Davies
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"If handed to exactly the right reader at the right time, this has the potentially to be revelatory, even life-changing; but most will find it baffling, irritating, or deadly dull. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A philosophy lecture disguised as a fairy tale, this third series entry both recapitulates and reinterprets the previous titles (Snotty Saves the Day, 2011; Lily the Silent, 2012).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >