Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 6)

LATCHKEY by Nicole Kornher-Stace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 10, 2018

"Excruciating, cathartic, and triumphant. (Science fiction/horror. 12-adult)"
Near-future science-fiction crimes bleed into dystopian horror centuries later in a wildly imaginative genre-hybrid sequel to Archivist Wasp (2015). Read full book review >
SPILL ZONE: THE BROKEN VOW by Scott Westerfeld
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 10, 2018

"The richly satisfying conclusion won't keep readers from demanding a third volume. (Graphic novel. 12-adult)"
Addie has finally made her big score: Does that mean she and her little sister can escape the Spill Zone? Read full book review >

THE PHONE by W.J.  Orion
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 10, 2018

"A twisty alien-invasion actioner that's front-loaded with emotion."
After aliens in battle armor destroy most of human civilization, a tough adolescent survivor finds hope and surprise allies thanks to her possession of a rare, working cellphone in this YA sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
CONDOMNAUTS by Yoss
by Yoss, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"A disappointing and disturbing sci-fi follow-up."
Cuban sci-fi author Yoss (Super Extra Grande, 2016, etc.) returns with another offbeat space comedy. Read full book review >
TIME FLASH by Lana  Ayers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2018

"An entertaining, well-written tale offering intriguing speculations and a heroine of courage and determination."
In this sci-fi novel, an accountant aims to balance the books when a nefarious corporation's secret experiments leave her with an unusual side effect: time travel. Read full book review >

BESTOW by J.S. Kirkland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2018

"A boisterous, environmentally savvy adventure."
In this debut YA fantasy novel, a group of cousins carry on a family legacy of battling evil in a fantastic kingdom. Read full book review >
CITY OF LIES by Sam Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"A well-crafted debut with believable political intrigues, solid worldbuilding, and original characters."
A brother and sister trained from birth to protect their ruler find their skills—and their assumptions—tested in Hawke's debut novel. Read full book review >
THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"While there's a fascinating alternate history here of humanity's quest for the stars, it could stand to be told with characters who are a little more human."
Veteran historical fantasist Kowal (Ghost Talkers, 2016, etc.) tackles an alternate history of the space race, in which a catastrophe necessitates an earlier reach for the stars—and the confrontation of gender barriers. Read full book review >
THE FATED SKY by Mary Robinette Kowal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"The worst tendencies of white feminism—in space."
A female physicist journeys further into space in Kowal's (The Calculating Stars, 2018, etc.) sequel, set in an alternate version of the 1960s. Read full book review >
WORLD, INCORPORATED by Tom  Gariffo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"A dystopian tale both engaging and conceivable."
In Gariffo's sci-fi debut, a mysterious agent handles covert, sometimes-lethal jobs for one of the world-dominating corporations in the mid-21st century. Read full book review >
THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE by Lauren James
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2018

"For fans of speculative fiction with lots of plot twists. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
In the mid-21st century, a young white woman tries to complete the mission of her deceased astronaut parents. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF GLORY by Hugh  Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2018

"Well-formed characters and a vivid setting make this futuristic tale a standout."
In Dudley's (Crossing Xavier, 2016) sci-fi sequel, Earth colonists on another planet discover a life-form in need of their help.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 >