Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 6)

AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS by Kat Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Strong characters and a captivating revenge plot make this a fun, absorbing read for those who like their magic, and their magicians, dark and twisty."
A dark tale of revenge and battle magic among New York City's secretive elite. Read full book review >
AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret  Rogerson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"No glamour is needed to make readers fall for this one. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
A practical painter meets a tortured fairy prince, and layers upon layers of magic and intrigue engulf them in this debut. Read full book review >

PROVENANCE by Ann Leckie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"More intriguing cultures to explore, more characters to care about, more Leckie to love."
A woman seeking the approval of her foster mother takes a desperate gamble and finds herself in the middle of an interplanetary conspiracy. Read full book review >
EXHUMATION by S. A.  Chapman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"A world brimming with dynamic characters and a complex saga that's only just beginning."
In this first installment of a debut fantasy series, deceit and betrayal may play a part in the violation of a peace treaty between two realms that barely survived a war long ago. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"A chirpy doomsday tale starring a Bridget Jones-esque protagonist."
A California girl finds the hunky love of her life in a Barnes & Noble—and he turns out to be an ancient alien, the harbinger of Earth's destruction. Read full book review >

INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A madcap, vivid time-travel tale with a strong ensemble, both indebted and cheekily alluding to Doctor Who and Firefly. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
A boy born beyond time and space finds he is running out of time to save the worlds. Read full book review >
A POISON DARK AND DROWNING  by Jessica Cluess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Anyone who enjoyed the first title will adore this sequel and be on tenterhooks for the next. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Alternative-Victorian magical intrigue, monstrous Lovecraft-ian abominations, and torrid romantic entanglements all intensify in the second of an enthralling fantasy series following A Shadow Bright and Burning (2016). Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD by Patricia A. McKillip
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Like much of McKillip's work: gorgeous, evocative, and fragile."
Reissue of McKillip's 1974 fantasy tale of lost innocence; widely praised, sometimes extravagantly so, it won the 1975 World Fantasy Award. Read full book review >
NULL STATES by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing."
The second in a near-future series in which most of the world is governed by microdemocracy—in which groups of 100,000 people, or "centenals," vote for their government according to policy, not location. Read full book review >
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A strong and cerebral start if perhaps a little too open-ended."
This debut work by the co-founder of sci-fi website io9 explores issues of free will and property in a corporate-run future. Read full book review >
ONE DARK THRONE  by Kendare Blake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Achingly gorgeous and gruesomely fascinating. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three sisters intensify their deadly struggle for the crown in the second of a horror-tinged fantasy series. Read full book review >
CAVEMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brad  Rau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A conspiracy story buoyed by childlike weirdness and heart."
This surreal fantasy finds a woman legally bound to a short, hairy man of unknown origin. 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 >