Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 3)

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A laudable sci-fi yarn that's both irreverent and relevant."
In Richter's (Mating Rituals of Migratory Humans, 2013) dystopian novel, a lowly citizen may be the "Chosen One," destined to lead a revolution against a government that thrives on fear. Read full book review >
WARRIOR OF LIGHT by William Heinzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"An impressive momentum and colorful characters and beasts make this story an epic journey worth taking."
A man learns that he's the warrior destined to champion the realm of light in an imminent battle against the opposing darkness in this fantasy debut. Read full book review >

JUST LOVE EVERYBODY by Greg Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A romp through the ages that's full of surprises, aside from some ordinary futuristic touches."
Debut author Ware delivers a sci-fi novel about one man's journeys through time. Read full book review >
ALIEN MORNING by Rick Wilber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Intergalactic sibling rivalry that toggles between fun and familiar."
Set in 2030, former professional athlete­-turned­-social media star Peter Holman vies to save his home planet from dueling alien royalty. Read full book review >
THE MAD SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER by Cassandra Rose Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"An ambitious tale that doesn't quite deliver."
A reissue of Clarke's (Our Lady of the Ice, 2015, etc.) 2013 novel about the relationship between a roboticist's daughter and the android she's known since childhood. Read full book review >

THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST by James Islington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A promising page-turner from a poised newcomer who's well worth keeping tabs on."
This doorstopper epic fantasy and trilogy opener was originally self-published in 2014. Read full book review >
Mondragon by Aran Jane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2016

"Fans of immersive sci-fi, like the work of Philip K. Dick, should take a look; an auspicious start for Jane."
Jane's debut novel is an inventive, ambitious sci-fi adventure with a heavy dose of science. Read full book review >
Accidental Arrival by Lutricia Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"An engaging narrative voice and thoughtful back story add depth to a fairly standard portal-adventure plot."
In this YA fantasy novel, a teenage girl unexpectedly travels to another planet, where she learns that Earth may soon join an intergalactic coalition. Read full book review >
TIME TO HEAL by Todd McClimans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"A well-constructed, compelling addition to an ongoing time-travel tale."
McClimans (Time Underground, 2015, etc.) returns to the time-traveling adventures of teens Kristi Connors and Ty Jordan in this third volume of his YA sci-fi series.Read full book review >
THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Philosophical, twisty, and addictive. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A genetically engineered killing-machine bodyguard must impersonate her charge in a dangerous galactic court. Read full book review >
Silver Rain by Patrick Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A technology-inspired mystery with all the fun of a zombie-esque outbreak."
Nanobytes released into the air transform most of the U.S. population into crazed killers who attack the unaffected in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE PLANETS by Ken Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A phenomenal anthology of short speculative fiction."
In this anthology, Liu offers an assortment of the short fiction he's translated, along with three short essays about Chinese science fiction. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >