Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 277)

TUNNELING by Beth Bosworth
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2003

"Dazzling and off-putting at the same time."
A theatrical first novel from Bosworth (stories: A Burden of Earth, 1995) folds fanciful literary time travel into the more earthbound coming-of-age travails of a young girl in late-'60s New Jersey. Read full book review >
THE WHITE DRAGON by Laura Resnick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Tune in later this year for The Destroyer Goddess: In Fire Forged, Part Two."
The White Dragon was meant to be a sequel to In Legend Born (1998), but the manuscript grew so long that Tor had to divide and release it as one novel in two volumes. Read full book review >

THE LAKE HOUSE by James Patterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2003

"Patterson's sensibility dovetails perfectly with that of his prodigies, whose tender feelings and pitch-perfect teenage dialogue are the best things here. It's only when human grownups have to talk and act that this overblown saga sags."
This sequel to Patterson's bestselling, and best, novel (When the Wind Blows, 1998) soars, like its appealing cast, only intermittently. Read full book review >
ROMA ETERNA by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2003

"Works better as individual stories, where Silverberg can bring his scholarship to bear, than as a quasi-novel whose overall justification grows steadily more improbable."
From the veteran author/editor (The Longest Way Home, 2002, etc.), a fix-up consisting of ten stories, 1989-2003, some of which have appeared before in somewhat different form, whose premise is a highly familiar one: What if the Roman Empire never fell? Read full book review >
MINION by L.A. Banks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"A pulsating blood-booster for raw adolescents—nobody over 20 should buy this."
Blade meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this first of a trilogy about a no-nonsense guerrilla leader of a rock-'n'-roll vampire-killer band. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to make Rolling Stone. Read full book review >

STOLEN by Kelley Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Richly done."
Sequel to Bitten (2001), about a girl nipped by a nasty—well, psychopathic—but handsome werewolf, Clayton Danvers, whom she takes as her lover once she turns into the only living female werewolf.Read full book review >
BERSERKER’S STAR by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Then the Berserkers appear in force."
Thirteenth in the Berserker series, though the credits page lists only nine and skips entirely Shiva in Steel (1998), an awesome disappointment for most Berserker fans. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Brief bursts of bloodthirsty action interspersed with reminiscences, aristocratic circumlocutions, meditations on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and how for serving girls getting raped is best regarded as part of the job description. Fans only."
Third in the series in which a band of Earthlings guide a late-medieval world where magic works toward—if not democracy, at least an end to slavery and oppression. Read full book review >
MISTRESS OF DRAGONS by Margaret Weis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bang-up climax finds Melisande giving birth to twins, one wholly human, one half-dragon, as the pot boils for volume two."
Weis abandons her uncompleted Sovereign Stone Trilogy (Guardians of the Lost, 2001, with Tracy Hickman) to kick off a new solo effort. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Constantine answers her fans' endless demands."
Dream-laden fantasy kicks off this British author's latest Gothic exercise. Read full book review >
HUNTED by John Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Crisply narrated with a good feel for the region and a minimum of wasted prose. A nice piece of work as morality tales go."
A cautionary tale of corporate greed and human frailty, set in the wilds of Montana by area native Holt (Chasing Fish Tales, not reviewed). Read full book review >
SIMS by
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 2003

"Large sales loom."
A big medical thriller about genetics and Dr. Wilson's most intriguing tale since The Keep (1981). 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 >