Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 4)

REPORT TO MEGALOPOLIS by Tod Davies
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 25, 2018

"Despite the subtitle, as much Faust as Frankenstein; for teens looking for social commentary in their fiction. (dramatis personae, family tree, table of transformations, appendices) (Fantasy. 15-adult)"
A philosophical fable, fourth in the series but able to stand alone, pits an ambitious scientist against his own unnatural creation. Read full book review >
FOUNDRYSIDE by Robert Jackson Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"If you accept the notion that the laws of gravity are just suggestions, this makes for a grand entertainment."
Bennett (City of Miracles, 2017, etc.) inaugurates another series of imaginative, thoroughly idiosyncratic fantasy novels. Read full book review >

TERRA INCOGNITA by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Clever, funny, thought-provoking, and sweet, these stories are classic Willis."
A master of fantasy playfully combines science fiction with other genres in three antic novellas. Read full book review >
HEIR OF RA by M.  Sasinowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"An engaging adventure for readers who love stories with ancient Egyptian themes and strong heroines."
A 16-year-old travels thousands of years back in time in this YA adventure combining fantasy, history, mystery, and a touch of romance. Read full book review >
NOUMENON INFINITY by Marina J. Lostetter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Sci-fi action and adventure held together by universally human themes; this is the genre at its very best."
The newly relaunched Convoy Seven and its crew of clones heads back to the distant star LQ Pyx and the mysterious alien structure surrounding it in this breathtaking sequel to Lostetter's critically acclaimed Noumenon (2017). Read full book review >

BALL LIGHTNING by Cixin Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Consistently surprising and absorbing—just not for the usual reasons."
A new science-fiction venture from the award-winning Chinese author of the brilliant alien-contact trilogy concluded with Death's End (2016), whose readers, hopefully, learned to expect the unexpected. Read full book review >
MODERAN by David R. Bunch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A disturbing, stark, and deeply thought-provoking collection of stories chronicling humankind's demise into heartless automatons."
Originally published in the 1960s and '70s, Bunch's dystopian science-fiction stories, set in his signature realm of Moderan—a futuristic Earth covered in plastic and controlled by warring cyborg warlords—are available in one volume for the first time in 47 years. Read full book review >
PIERCING MAYBE by Dan Cray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Sumptuous sci-fi with originality to spare."
Cray's sci-fi thriller stars a heroine who battles a hidden race determined to curtail humanity's growth. Read full book review >
THE RAGING ONES by Krista Ritchie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A potently addictive blend of romance, fantasy, and science fiction full of unexpected twists. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A mysteriously linked trio will do anything to be chosen for a space mission to escape their frozen planet. Read full book review >
THESE REBEL WAVES by Sara Raasch
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A cliffhanger ending will leave readers excited for the second installment in this duology. (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Magic, politics, and religion collide in unexpected ways in this action-packed fantasy adventure. Read full book review >
FORTITUDE RISING by A.M.  Bochnak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A studiously chilling post-apocalyptic tale."
In this dystopian debut, a woman with magical abilities longs to escape the influence of her scientist father, who wants to guide humanity's evolution. Read full book review >
FORBIDDEN SECRETS by Jen  Ritchie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2018

"An immensely likable protagonist and consistently absorbing plot lay the groundwork for a promising series."
In debut author Ritchie's first entry in a planned YA fantasy trilogy, a teenager is targeted by strange creatures in her small town. 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 >