Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 3)

COUNT TO INFINITY  by John C. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Intriguing, astounding stuff, though likely to appeal only to those who've read Wright's previous installments."
Curious to learn why our universe, at the largest scale, consists of clumps and filaments of matter interspersed with enormous voids—and have several billion years at your disposal? Draw up a chair. Wright has all the answers. Read full book review >
EVERLESS by Sara Holland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Utterly absorbing; a must for fans of Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass (2012) and its sequels. (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
After banishment as a child, a girl must brave a treacherous estate to save her father and unearth her past. Read full book review >

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART by Amanda Hocking
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Though mythologically scattershot, the magical worldbuilding is a boon for an otherwise quick-reading but insubstantial story. (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
A Valkyrie uncovers damage to the balance between mortals and immortals. Read full book review >
BLACK STAR RENEGADES by Michael Moreci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"As they say in the movies, the Black Star Renegades will return."
A young space warrior must combat the forces of evil to bring peace and justice to the universe. Read full book review >
THE GIRL IN THE TOWER by Katherine Arden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A compelling, fast-moving story that grounds fantasy elements in a fascinating period of Russian history."
An impetuous young woman disguises herself as a boy and rides a mysterious horse through a lush and forbidding version of medieval Russia in the second novel in a proposed trilogy. Read full book review >

THE BEAUTY by Aliya Whiteley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A murky delirium of sinuous language and unnerving storytelling that will delight both experienced genre fanatics and literary fiction lovers alike."
Whiteley's latest pits the repression of the patriarchy against the power of the environment. Read full book review >
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Not everybody lives, and certainly not 'happily ever after'—but within all the grisly darkness, Alice's fierce integrity and hard-won self-knowledge shine unquenched. (Fantasy. 16-adult)"
A ferocious young woman is drawn into her grandmother's sinister fairy-tale realm in this pitch-black fantasy debut. Read full book review >
STARLINGS by Jo Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An intriguing peek inside a fertile mind."
Award-winning sci-fi novelist and essayist Walton shares her poetry, a play, and assorted short fiction, accompanied by lengthy insights about writing each work and complaints about not getting paid. Read full book review >
THE MIDNIGHT FRONT  by David Mack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A complex, entertaining fantasy that sets loose a 'chosen one' hero arc among the dogs of war."
A young Oxford student discovers his mystical destiny on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE IS MY PAST by Donna Clovis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"An insightful and earnest collection of stories centered on a sanctuary city."
The third of Clovis' (Six Doors Down, 2017, etc.) Princeton-centric novels uses time travel to examine how discrimination has changed or stayed relatively the same. 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 >
Outland Exile by Clark Boutwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >