Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 2)

THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2018

"A fantasy adventure that builds thrillingly on its predecessor."
In this middle-grade fantasy sequel, Bialys' (The Chronicles of the Virago: The Novus, 2018) heroic teens continue protecting twin infants who are destined to usher in a golden age. Read full book review >
APPARENT POWER by Dacia M. Arnold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"A commendable sci-fi series launch spearheaded by a remarkable heroine."
In this debut novel, a new world power targets a woman with rare abilities. Read full book review >

LOST STARS by Donny  Anguish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Fully developed characters and an intricate backdrop enhance this stellar opening installment."
In the start of first-time novelist Anguish's sci-fi series set in the distant future, disappearing stars threaten life on various planets. Read full book review >
IGIST by L.S.  Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2018

"A stellar futuristic tale with an exemplary heroine."
A teenager hopes to prove her merit at a prominent space-station school by finding a solution to a plague devastating her home planet, Earth, in this YA sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
SLOWER by Ted  Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2018

"A captivating, exciting, and thoughtful time-manipulation story."
In this YA sci-fi thriller, a teenager discovers that he has the ability to slow time—and that another "slower" like him has committed nefarious crimes. Read full book review >

STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL by Arwen Elys Dayton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Imaginative and incisive, this asks readers to ponder what makes us human and if we'll know when we've crossed the line, becoming something else. (author's note) (Science fiction.14-adult)"
Six interwoven stories, each set farther out in time, envision the human future: fantastic but recognizable—maybe inevitable. Read full book review >
REALM OF RUINS by Hannah West
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Impressive intrigues and cleverly exploited character flaws make for an exciting read. (map, family tree) (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
Generations after Kingdom of Ash and Briars (2016), a new elicromancer threat jeopardizes Nissera. Read full book review >
SPLENDOR AND SPARK by Mary Taranta
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"For those readers (and they are legion) who find emotional depth in a miserable wallow. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Everything goes from horribler to horriblest for Faris Locke in this sequel to Shimmer and Burn (2017). Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF EADIE by Mark D. Diehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"A dark and impressive, if somewhat flawed, novel about an indisputably flawed corporate-dictatorship future."
In Diehl's (Vida Nocturna, 2011) series starter, set in a future of environmental collapse and grotesque wealth inequality, a fugitive waitress becomes caught up in an uprising. Read full book review >
SPYWARE by Colin Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2018

"A gleefully intricate computer tale with a satirical bent, swift pace, and modest hero."
A gray-hat hacker may be the world's only hope in stopping a virus that seems to be driving people mad in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
PEOPLE OF METAL by Robert  Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2018

"An unusually rosy, if rather talky, take on the relationship between humans and robots."
In this sci-fi tale, the destiny of mankind is drastically altered after new technology allows the copying of human minds into robotic chassis—and ultimately, the resulting beings must save the last Homo sapiens.Read full book review >
THE RAZOR by J. Barton Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"An R-rated popcorn-munching entertainment in the best B-movie tradition."
A mysterious catastrophe threatens a previously impregnable and dangerously corrupt 22nd-century prison planet. 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 >