Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 409)

GLORY ROAD by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 1963

"Fairy- tale spinning in space for the young in heart and years by the two-time winner of the Hugo Award."
Footloose Scar Gordon is chosen as the knight errant and (later) husband of the beautiful Star. Read full book review >
I, ROBOT by Isaac Asimov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1963

A new edition of the by now classic collection of affiliated stories which has already established its deserved longevity. Read full book review >

CAT'S CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1963

"Spottily effective."
The narrator is researching for his book, The Day the World Ended, when he comes up against his karass, as he later understands it through Bokononism. Read full book review >
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1962

"But it will disappoint greatly."
The teratological curiosity of the American reading public, whetted and abetted by the press, could have made this novel a sure best seller. Read full book review >
PODKAYNE OF MARS by Robert A. Heinlein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 1962

"An interplanetary plot and a moral append a highspirited entertainment for all ages."
A somersault into the future is a parody of modern times and travels with cheerful Poddy (Podkayne) Fries, her troublesome young brother, and her Uncle to Venus- on an amusing variation of a cruiseliner. Read full book review >

STARSHIP TROOPERS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 1959

"Somewhat pretentious in style and proposed scope, often slightly confusing to the non-aficionado, this should, nevertheless, find readers among the devotees of Robert Heinlein's impressively long list of science fiction titles."
A weirdly credible adventure revolving around moral philosophy and entomology, told in the first person. Read full book review >
EARTH IS ROOM ENOUGH by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 1957

"Persuasive."
17 selections (mostly short stories, some poems) by a hand well practiced in the art of science prestidigitation. Read full book review >
CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 1957

"Margaret Mader, the bustling lady anthropologist who proves a friend to Thorby (her resemblance to Margaret Mead seems more than coincidental) is a typical Heinlein touch in this synthesis of reality-unreality."
An inter-galactic waif, Thorby, was sold at a slave auction to Baslim the Cripple. Read full book review >
THE DEEP RANGE by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 20, 1957

"At the end he injects a conservation-vegetarian angle which takes a bit away from the straight adventure aspects."
The price precludes this being listed as science fiction, so let's call it science fiction de luxe. Read full book review >
THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1957

"Different and diverting."
Dan Davis, electronic engineer, is dumped by his venal partners and forced to take the long, cold sleep. Read full book review >
TIME FOR THE STARS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1956

"A catchy story that spoofs humanity's foibles and comments on them endearingly, this strengthens Heinlein's niche in the science fiction field yet further."
Mr. Heinlein's latest book is set in the far distant future when even space ships have been outdated and man is travelling by torchship. Read full book review >
DOUBLE STAR by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1956

"Not too far flung nor far fetched."
Lorenzo Smythe, an actor, is persuaded to impersonate the Chief Minister, Bonforte, whose disappearance and non-appearance at an important Martian meeting will threaten an already uneasy equilibrium between the races of both planets. 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 >