Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 4)

THE FATE OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"Overall, a satisfying close to a long but worthy yarn."
The Red Queen is off her head—and heads, it seems, will roll in this closing installment of Johansen's Tearling trilogy. Read full book review >
LOST GODS by Brom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An oddly schizophrenic yarn—organized above, chaotic below—but fans of Brom's weirdly offbeat imagination will find much to admire."
Underworld fantasy from the artist, games designer, and novelist (Krampus, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales."
In a substantial anthology of stories about the end of the world, editor Silverberg (Tales of Majipoor, 2013, etc.) brings together works by both classic science-fiction writers and contemporary authors. Read full book review >
ALTERED STARSCAPE by Ian Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Not Douglas' finest opening statement, but fans should be engrossed enough to come back for more."
Space war trouper Douglas (Deep Time, 2015, etc.) pilots a new alien-warfare series into furious action powered by intriguing speculation. Read full book review >
Rosetta by Stephen Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An inventive, entertaining sci-fi tale involving valuable alien secrets."
In this debut novel, humanity colonizes space with the aid of an alien StarDrive found on Mars, left there millenniums ago by an extinct race known as the Galactics. Read full book review >

Tallah by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A nice addition to the series with all the same strengths as the original.
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Miller (Gravity Breaker, 2016, etc.) picks up Tallah Williams' story in this second installment as she uses and abuses her gravity-controlling power in an attempt to fit in to—or remake—the world she lives in.Read full book review >
Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2016

"A somewhat standard, if rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance."
In Leigh-Reign's debut sci-fi thriller, a teenage misanthrope questions his disturbing proclivities and even his origin after he becomes inexplicably captivated by a new girl at school. Read full book review >
Telepath by Janet Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2016

"A fresh, nuanced examination of the human desire to define itself in the face of societal norms."
This sci-fi coming-of-age story finds young adults struggling against being complacent workers in a hive society. Read full book review >
AN OTHER PLACE by Darren Dash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"An often baffling tale, but its protagonist's wry commentary is undeniably entertaining."
In Dash's (Sunburn, 2015, etc.) sci-fi outing, a man finds himself in a bizarre city filled with emotionless, robotic drones and people with fluctuating memories. Read full book review >
GEMINA by Amie Kaufman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An action-packed thrill ride and stellar head trip. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Continuing Illuminae's (2015) story, Kaufman and Kristoff explore what went down on Jump Station Heimdall while the spaceship Hypatia was trying to get there. Read full book review >
MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of three disparate young people collide in this post-apocalyptic fantasy. Read full book review >
THE TOURIST by Robert Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Echoes of Bradbury and Orwell, in the service of a crackerjack conspiracy plot; a seductively intriguing work of speculative fiction."
Welcome to the 21st century. Please don't feed the natives. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >