Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 11)

Broken Tracks Beneath Forgotten Windows by Jason J. Tavares
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A supernatural tale with a solid story concept that gets bogged down by verbosity."
A man must face the actions of his past in the latest novel from Tavares (Existence: The Tale of a Fanged Killer, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
DRONE PILOT 2061 by Thomas Diogenes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"Delivers sci-fi action while maintaining a highbrow, character-driven narrative."
In Diogenes' sci-fi debut, a military drone pilot steps into a dystopian world to lead a murder investigation and clash with renegade robots. Read full book review >

MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >
IN RETROSPECT by Ellen Larson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"The twisty plot almost makes the futuristic confusion worthwhile. Perhaps more explication by Larson (Abdul Rahman Guards the Bridge, 2010, etc.) could guide readers through the rough path to the year 3324."
Murder in the far future has a time traveler seeking answers in the recent past. Read full book review >
WATCHER OF THE DARK by Joseph Nassise
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Won't disappoint series fans. Curious newcomers should find it entertaining enough."
Another adventure for Harvard classics professor-turned ghostbuster Jeremiah Hunt (King of the Dead, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BLOODSTONE by Gillian Philip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Demanding, sometimes unreasonably so, but on balance, worth the effort."
Second in the Rebel Angels series (Firebrand, 2013), an otherworld fantasy nominally for young adults, that first appeared in the U.K. Read full book review >
THE COUNT OF SAN FILIPPO by Mauricio D'Tejada
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A sometimes-engaging horror tale, hampered by an undercooked plot. "
A creepy aristocrat who recently arrived in town turns out to be a hungry vampire on the prowl in this debut horror yarn set in an unspecified Latin-American country. Read full book review >
FAIRIES OF DRAGON FIRE by Gerald Franklin Darnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A muddled attempt at allegory that awkwardly straddles philosophy and entertainment."
A grieving husband's eyes are opened to the existence of fairies. Read full book review >
FIDDLEHEAD by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A rousing finale, far more convincing than its rather too zombified predecessor—one that almost lives up to the extravagant praise this series has received in some quarters."
Final entry, maybe, in Priest's steampunk Clockwork Century series (The Inexplicables, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
CLAN by Realm Lovejoy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Highly enjoyable, thought-provoking sci-fi by an author with considerable talent and promise."
A well-crafted debut science-fiction tale about a young member of a society of human clones on an alien planet. Read full book review >
SPARTANICA by Powers Molinar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A sci-fi adventure with action, fantastical creatures and worthy protagonists that will likely make readers want to know what happens next."
Molinar's debut sci-fi adventure offers the tale of two brothers who travel to another world, where survivors of ruined cities battle ferocious beings and sinister forces. Read full book review >
EMPRESS FALLEN by Bethan-Ann Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 9, 2013

"A poignant tale of revolution that's much more than mere space opera."
In this debut sci-fi novel, two young women in different corners of a faraway solar system learn a secret that might save the fate of the human race. Read full book review >