Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 4)

EVOLUTION OF A YOUNG MAN IN LOVE by William  West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2018

"A potent tale of a man with intriguing powers and relatable misfortunes."
In West's debut supernatural drama, a man with extraordinary abilities fears a palm reader's prediction of doom. Read full book review >
LONGEVITY by Caleb Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2018

"A spiritual thriller that skillfully celebrates determination and self-discipline."
This YA fantasy debut sees a tormented teenager who loves reading drawn into a battle between heaven and hell. Read full book review >

CROWN OF THUNDER by Tochi  Onyebuchi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
After having escaped Kos and the clutches of Karima, Taj is on the run. Read full book review >
WIND RIDER by P.C. Cast
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Expert world-expanding storyline-juggling raises the stakes while building up to the series' climax. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Mari, Nik, and the mixed (Earth Walker/Companion) Pack's journey from Death, is interspersed with a new character's narrative. Read full book review >
TREASON OF HAWKS  by Lila Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Fans will love this final chapter in Bowen's story, in which her hero fights harder than ever to make a place in the world for himself and the people he loves."
The absorbing conclusion to the adventures of the shape-shifting vigilante known as the Shadow. Read full book review >

THE CHILDLESS ONES by Cam Rhys  Lay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A stunning fantasy debut."
Lay's debut novel recounts the story of a writer and the fantasy world he's struggling to create. Read full book review >
DEMOLITION NIGHT by Ross Barkan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"A funky sci-fi satire with something for everyone, but perhaps not quite what they expected."
A time-traveling insurgent makes plans to kill the mother of an authoritarian president in this acid satire of commerce, society, and social media. Read full book review >
THE ENCELADUS MISSION by Brandon Q.  Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"A space odyssey that's worth taking."
A probe's discovery of organic molecules on a moon of Saturn—proof positive of alien life—prompts an international team of scientists to embark on a dangerous journey in Morris' (Der Riss, 2018, etc.) hard-sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
TEARS FROM IRON by Jonathan  Oldenburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2018

"Laudable characters and striking exposition give this world a grand introduction."
In this fantasy debut, a warrior on a mission to infiltrate a band of rebels begins to empathize with his targets. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S THIEF by Lisa Maxwell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"In the end, this classic midseries entry seems mostly designed to set up the next volume, but fans probably won't mind. (map, author's note, further reading) (Historical fantasy. 12-adult)"
The second book in The Last Magician series picks up right after the cliffhanger conclusion of the first volume. Read full book review >
THE EMISSARY by Tamara Veitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A stirring first installment in a sprawling fantasy epic, ending on a pronounced To Be Continued note."
In this debut novel, a war between the immortal forces of good and evil stretches over millenniums. Read full book review >
HELL by Tom Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A creepy horror yarn that triumphantly focuses on the protagonist over the exorcism."
A 16-year-old girl is relentlessly tormented by a demon that has latched onto her in this supernatural novel. 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 >