Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 410)

T ZERO by Italo Calvino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1969

"But in science fiction he's a sophisticated novelty."
More Cosmicomics (1968) with the same concerns and conceits. Read full book review >
THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 1969

"Brought right down to earth by what has appeared recently in the news, an exciting demonstration of the possible impossible."
A United States space probe erratically falls from orbit and lands near a small Arizona town mysteriously wiping out all life in the vicinity except for two diametrically different survivors. Read full book review >

UBIK by Philip K. Dick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 1969

"Excedrin headache number 99."
Another of Mr. Dick's staggeringly complex futuramas in which a group of "anti-talents" (they negate telepathic and precognitive abilities) are caught up in an explosion, slowly taken back in time to 1939 and spend an amazing amount of energy trying to figure out if they're alive or dead and/or if there is a clever saboteur in their midst. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 1967

Clarke has written over a hundred short stories, most of which have been anthologized before. Read full book review >
FANTASTIC VOYAGE by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 21, 1966

"Asimov is a shot in the arm."
Take five people, put them in a submarine and shrink the whole kit and caboodle to the approximate size of a molecule. Read full book review >

FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1964

"The satire on fall-out shelters, race and sex lacks inspiration."
Heinlein attempts to mix science-fiction with social comment, satire and a reversal of our color problem by sending an American family 2,000 years into the future. Read full book review >
ORPHANS OF THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 1964

"The characters are pulpy and the central parable too clotted with comic-strip invention; perhaps because this originally appeared in 1941 as an Astounding Science Fiction serial."
The best quality of this sci-fi novel might be described as a sense of finity. Read full book review >
GLIDE PATH by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 1963

"The electronic saga sometimes pops with a bit of poetry and sentiment, but for the most part it is told in the tone of hardy idealism rarely encountered in today's fiction. We'll to the stars no more"
The story is something of a hymn to a home-based British radar unit during WW II and concerns the development of a radar talk-down system for landing planes. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >