Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 411)

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 Heinlein's latest book is set in the far distant future when even space ships have been outdated and man is travelling by torchship.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 >

THE NAKED SUN by Isaac Asimov
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 1956

"As in Caves of Steel (1954), purposeful projection."
A murder on Solaria returns Elijah Baley, human, and R. Daneel Olivaw, robot, to partnership in crime hunting. Read full book review >
TUNNEL IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 1955

"Realistic, thought provoking, humorous."
Another imaginative science fiction story by Robert Heinlein treats its world of the future in delightfully human terms. Read full book review >
THE END OF ETERNITY by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 25, 1955

"Combinations and permutations by the dozen."
Time theories set the story of Technician Harlan's journeys upwhen and down-when until he meets Noys Lambent who cracks his observer's objectivity. Read full book review >
THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1955

"Snappy."
Four stories by an SF specialist should be welcomed by the space-hardened for they develop the colonizing of new worlds, the possibility of friendliness between alien cultures and the coexistence of unfamiliar peoples. Read full book review >
STAR BEAST by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 1954

"An adventure of some dimensions, this satirizes more than one social foible and provides its refreshing insights into a world where things can be quite, quite different."
Lummox the star beast is a delightful creature full of charming if distressing whims and caprices and an out-of-this-world intelligence that could teach humans a thing or two. Read full book review >
SECOND FOUNDATION by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 25, 1953

"The blue yonder, and not so wild."
Foundation (1951) and Foundation and Empire (1952) are the predecessors of this tale of galaxy security based on conflicting searches for the Second Foundation, established and hidden by the master psycho-historian, Hari Seldon. Read full book review >
STARMAN JONES by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1953

"Clifford Geary's black and whites add to the Heinlein inventiveness."
Forced-landing on an earth-like planet mars a trip to another solar system, but provides young Max Jones with a set of adventures that see him become a full-fledged Astrogator. 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 >