Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 277)

REVELATIONS by Douglas E. Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Astute, entertaining mainstream fantasy."
An original story anthology and mighty hymn to a coming apocalypse by 14 leading horror writers, gathered here by inspired editor Winter (Prime Evil, 1988, etc). Read full book review >
I WHO HAVE NEVER KNOWN MEN by Jacqueline Harpman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"I am the sterile offspring of a race about which I know nothing, not even whether it has become extinct'')."
I Who Have Never Known Men ($22.00; May 1997; 224 pp.; 1-888363-43-6): In this futuristic fantasy (which is immediately reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale), the nameless narrator passes from her adolescent captivity among women who are kept in underground cages following some unspecified global catastrophe, to a life as, apparently, the last woman on earth. Read full book review >

HOPE OF EARTH by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

Third in Anthony's series of ecological message novels (Shame of Man, 1994, etc.), each structured as a succession of (this time, 20) story-chapters that follow the fortunes of a single family while illustrating millions of years of genetic and cultural evolution. Read full book review >
LEONARD NIMOY'S PRIMORTALS: TARGET EARTH by Steve Perry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 1997

"More like space-politician-contact than alien-contact: creaky and forgettable, all puff and no substance."
Alien-contact curtain-raiser developed from a comic book series. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1997

"Fine fiction along with valuable insights: another excellent compendium."
The Nebula Awards of 1995, as voted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Read full book review >

EXQUISITE CORPSE by Robert Irwin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 7, 1997

"The touches of madness here have merit; otherwise, it's a slow, confusing crawl through exotic scenery."
The obsession of a British surrealist with his muse, as the world teeters on the brink of WW II, furnishes the psychodrama in Irwin's (The Mysteries of Algiers, 1988, etc.) latest, but solid historical detail only adds lead to a tale already heavy with introspection. Read full book review >
GAWAIN AND LADY GREEN by Anne Eliot Crompton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1997

"A marvelous chimney-corner tale in glittering petit point."
Crompton (the fanciful Merlin's Harp, 1995, etc.) returns with another skilled re-tooling of an Arthurian legend, here the set-to of Sir Gawain and that supernatural horror, the Green Knight. Read full book review >
QUAKE CITY by John B. Spencer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 4, 1997

"Just sit back and enjoy (if that's your fancy) the catastrophic landscape in this third (but first to appear here) case for Charley Case."
Welcome to the world beyond the Big One of '97, the earthquake that turned California into an island covered by uninhabitable rubble and post-apocalyptic theme parks. Read full book review >
THE BLACKGOD by J. Gregory Keyes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"An often strikingly imaginative but unedifyingly overcomplicated yarn that could've used a vigorous pruning and a stiff dose of logic; still, Waterborn fans will be jubilant. (Author tour)"
Sequel to The Waterborn (1996), Keyes's fantasy about water- gods, magic, and destiny. Read full book review >
RAGE OF A DEMON KING by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Somehow, Feist always manages to wring out another plot twist or scrape together a new and improved gaggle of bad guys to keep the stew bubbling; the real puzzle is how the fans tolerate his graceless, often downright inept prose and limping dialogue. (First printing of 100,000)"
Feist's fantasy saga continues (Shadow of a Dark Queen, 1994; Rise of the Merchant Prince, 1995) as the folk of Midkemia, already battling the snaky Saaur and their Emerald Queen, face an invasion of hungry demons seeking new wellsprings of toothsome lifeforce for their insatiable leader, Great Maarg. Read full book review >
THE NEW LIFE by Orhan Pamuk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Intricate and teasing, this Borgesian chiaroscuro urbanely surveys the intermingling of East and West and adds a brilliant new chapter to Pamuk's ongoing investigation of the enigmas of individual and national identity."
A quirky and fascinating exercise in postmodernist metaphysics from the acclaimed Turkish author of The White Castle (1991) and The Black Book (1995). 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 >