Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 412)

THE CURRENTS OF SPACE by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 29, 1952

"Way off in the wild blue yonder — for the faithful."
An earthman's mind is turned off and its slow return, on the planet Florinda, sets in motion the activities of Townman Myrlyn Terens, the espionage systems of Sark and Trantor, and the conclaves of the Squires. Read full book review >
THE ROLLING STONES by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1952

"We leave the Stones taking off from Mars 'outward bound to the ends of the Universe'."
Mr. Heinlein wonder of wonders- has turned out a WHOLESOME book on outer space. Read full book review >

BETWEEN PLANETS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1951

"Shivers and solemn moments, lightened by some diverting Venerians, including a gentlemanly scientist-dragon, Sir Isaac Newton."
Another rocket rodeo by one of the foremost science-fiction writers of today-this one superior in treatment and inventiveness to last year's Farmer in the Sky Don Harvey, residing on earth, but a citizen of an Interplanetary Federation, born in a space ship between planets, finds himself in some difficulties when the citizens of the planet Venus revolt against the dictator tactics of the Federation. Read full book review >
FOUNDATION by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 1951

"The story of this colony's survival and eventual command of the broken empire sustains the narrative which is- this time-better science than fiction."
First of a three-book series covering the world of remote tomorrows, the effectiveness of this first volume is curtailed by its attempt to cover more than a century in time with its many generations of characters. Read full book review >
THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1951

"Exciting, even if it exacts a strong stomach."
The recurrent enigma of the flying saucer is finally solved when an aerial pieplate is caught with its exhaust down by the F.B.I. of 2007. Read full book review >

THE STARS, LIKE DUST by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1951

"Top writing, with a welcome interpersion of humor often rare in the field."
The U.S. Constitution whoofs across a thousand years of time and a million light years of space to bring peace and freedom to the Kingdom of the Horsehead Nebula and prove itself the Universe's strongest weapon. Read full book review >
FARMER IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 1950

"However, the story leans too much on the novelty and the characters lack substance."
The woozy vision of science fiction insinuates itself again into the juvenile field in this peculiar yarn about a trip in a space ship and pioneering on the planet Ganymede. Read full book review >
PEBBLE IN THE SKY by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1950

"A science fiction which reflects current bias and prejudice, this has all the up to date trimmings."
A preview of the pattern in the Gallactian era — when Earthmen — and their planet are despised and untouchable. Read full book review >
RED PLANET by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1949

"Another good bridging book."
A fascinating story of Earth-Humans on Mars. Read full book review >
SPACE CADET by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 1948

"Good plot, excellent suspense and fantastically beautiful machines blend in a story that should make long time good reading for readers interested in mechanics."
A writer well-known in the "astounding story" field, and author of last year's Space Ship, projects us into the year 2075 with all the lift and zip of which he is capable, which is plenty... Read full book review >
ROCKET SHIP GALILEO by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1947

"Claim to rival Jules Verne is a trifle immodest — but at that it's good enough yarning on its own."
A nice piece of science fantasy by an author well known for his science fiction. 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 >