Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 2)

THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR by Tessa Gratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2018

"Gratton achieves the rare feat of a Shakespeare adaptation that earns the right to exist, but it's possible to have too much of a good thing."
Three very different sisters vie for their father's crown in this fantasy inspired by King Lear. Read full book review >
MEET ME IN THE STRANGE by Leander Watts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2018

"A bighearted and imaginative tale about a glam god's fans."
Two teenagers find salvation in each other in this music-tinged YA sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE by Billy Phillips
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"Imaginative, whimsical, and a fine preamble to a potential sequel."
Phillips and Nissensen's (The Color of Fear, 2015) YA horror series continues as 14-year-old Caitlin Fletcher returns to a transdimensional fairy-tale realm to rescue her kidnapped sister. Read full book review >
EDGER by David  Beem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"Outlandish, hectic, and sometimes illogical but undeniably entertaining."
An average Joe has a chance to be a superhero and face off against a supervillain—using tech that may be deadly to the user—in Beem's (Abyss of Chaos, 2011) offbeat comedy.Read full book review >
AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2018

"A high-tech, twisted Breakfast Club for the social media age. (Science-fiction. 15-adult)"
A self-driving car plugged into its teenage passengers' electronic footprints takes them on a road trip based on what it thinks they want. Read full book review >

FIREWALKERS by Chris Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"With a sudden climax leading to what may or may not be an ending of this specific big bad, though not of the world Roberson's created, the second in this series lacks the background and character development that made the first such a delight."
A quirky group comes together to snark and fight the zombie apocalypse while learning about the disturbing history of their small town. Read full book review >
THE WOLF  by Leo Carew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Carew is the real deal—an exciting new voice in fantasy."
A grand-scale historical fantasy set in the frigid wilds of the Black Kingdom, Carew's stellar debut novel—about a young lord forced into a perilously complex situation after his father is killed in battle—is an action-packed and blood-splattered tour de force. Read full book review >
THE BARROW WILL SEND WHAT IT MAY  by Margaret Killjoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"An entertaining book filled with memorable characters who tread glibly through the realms of both the living and the dead."
The sequel to Killjoy's The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (2017) finds Danielle Cain and her anarcho-punk gang of demon-hunting novice mages on the lam, in the cross hairs, and glistening with undead magic. Read full book review >
WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >
SERPENT IN THE HEATHER  by Kay  Kenyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Paranormal fantasy and historical fiction fans alike should find Kenyon's saga featuring assassins, spies, and secret agents to be supremely entertaining. A unique concept that is superbly executed."
Set in pre-World War II Europe and seamlessly blending together elements of paranormal fantasy and historical mystery, the second installment in Kenyon's Dark Talents saga featuring British Secret Intelligence Service agent Kim Tavistock (At the Table of Wolves, 2017) pits the intrepid journalist-turned-operative against a serial killer with ties to Hitler's Nazi regime. Read full book review >
THE LONG SUNSET by Jack McDevitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Despite a slow-motion first hundred pages pondering whether the expedition should go ahead, a solidly engrossing entry in this agreeable and reliable series."
The eighth entry in the medium-future Academy series (Starhawk, 2013, etc.) starring expert spaceship pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins and her expeditions around a galaxy littered with ancient alien artifacts yet now seemingly devoid of intelligent life. Read full book review >
HEAD ON by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Very clever, wonderfully satisfying fun."
The long-awaited second in a series (Lock In, 2014) that explores disability politics within the context of a near-future techno-thriller. 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 >