Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 4)

TRACER by Rob Boffard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Boffard's debut is rough around the edges but ambitious and intriguing."
In his debut novel, Boffard presents a claustrophobic future where the remnants of humanity survive in a dilapidated space station and one young woman must save the station from those who want no survivors at all. Read full book review >
AGE OF MYTH by Michael J. Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Sullivan's world is richly detailed but emotionally threadbare since all the action, bloodshed, magic, and menace lead to a clichéd conclusion: the good ones win, and the evil ones lose."
In Elan's ancient past, men were called Rhunes and were treated as less than animals by the long-lived, magic-wielding Fhrey, whom the Rhunes believe to be immortal gods. Read full book review >

The Cygnus Virus by Terry Zakreski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"A seriocomic novel that explores the possibilities of futuristic technology and the classic tropes of a mismatched duo."
Debut author Zakreski offers a sci-fi novel about a lawyer dealing with an intergalactic computer virus. Read full book review >
War of the Staffs by Steve Stephenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2016

"In this intricate tale featuring an intense warrior, worldbuilding takes precedence over character development and a coherent narrative."
A human prince must defeat a powerful vampire warlock in this debut YA fantasy novel with sci-fi and horror elements. Read full book review >
THE MARKED GIRL by Lindsey Klingele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fast, light, and lacking in substance. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A teen girl's destiny crosses with that of a prince from another world. Read full book review >

WAYPOINT KANGAROO by Curtis C. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Debut novelist Chen has created an engaging character and a rich, believable world. Sci-fi fans will love this fun, high-tech adventure."
A fast-paced spy thriller set on a cruise ship to Mars. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOW OF THE GODS by Rachel Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Antiheroes carry the day—and maybe save it—in this dark tale of pragmatism and survival."
Five strangers form a tense alliance to stop the release of two gods bound centuries ago in Dunne's debut novel, a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel (2014). Read full book review >
TITANBORN by Rhett C. Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"This solar-system-spanning mystery will scratch the genre itch."
A futuristic thriller set in a solar system teetering on the brink of revolution. Read full book review >
World Saver by Neal Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"What begins as a YA adventure becomes a stellar rumination on the individual's place in the world."
Goldstein, Neal WORLD SAVER In this YA sci-fi debut, a teen visits his aunt's spiritual retreat to curb his video-gaming only to learn his favorite game is more real than he imagined. Read full book review >
Elliza and Melkio by Mark J. Jannetta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 18, 2016

"A classical, if uneven, fantasy story in which characters embrace their best selves, virtue triumphs, and selfless love overcomes all barriers."
A prince and princess learn the value of love and compassion. Read full book review >
Amanojaku by Damien Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"A multilayered protagonist and stellar setting help guide this sci-fi narrative to an unforgettable coda."
In 2040, a former convict with an implant to stave off violent impulses finds himself in the midst of a plan to take down a corporate empire in Lutz's (Book Hunter, 2015, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
The Conveyance by Brian Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2016

"An unsettling tale that downplays its sci-fi elements to great effect."
In Matthews' (Revelation, 2015, etc.) sci-fi-tinged thriller, a string of bizarre events leads a psychologist to an alarming secret that he may not live long enough to expose.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >