Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 3)

OLYMPUS BOUND by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A satisfyingly over-the-top finale."
The final installment of a trilogy that sees the goddess Artemis fighting for her life—and the lives of her fellow Greek gods—in the 21st century. Read full book review >
FIRE AND BONE by Rachel A. Marks
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"The Irish-pantheon premise injects originality into otherwise-familiar tropes. (Paranormal romance. 14-adult)"
A homeless, white 18-year-old learns she's a demigoddess and must choose allegiances. Read full book review >

TESS OF THE ROAD by Rachel Hartman
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Like Tess' journey, surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent, shame, and female empowerment. (dramatis personae, glossary; not seen) (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Hartman returns to Goredd with the tale of another young woman who breaks the rules in search of herself. Read full book review >
THE STRANGE BIRD by Jeff VanderMeer
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"VanderMeer fans will treasure this installment in the Borne saga while hoping for something more substantial to follow—and soon."
A lyrical if dark-hearted sidenote to VanderMeer's wonderfully inventive dystopian novel Borne (2017). Read full book review >
STRANGERS by David A.  Robertson
Released: March 1, 2018

"A promising first episode of a new series with a striking hero and a coyote spirit."
A YA fantasy tells the story of a teen returning home to seek redemption. Read full book review >

AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino
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 >
Outland Exile by Clark Boutwell
Released: Oct. 21, 2045

"An engrossing, imaginative dystopian thriller."
Boutwell tells the story of a young soldier navigating the chasm between two opposing societies in this sci-fi debut. 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 >