Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 6)

THE BIG LIE by Julie Mayhew
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Readers who know their World War II history and enjoy extremely unreliable narrators will find great satisfaction in puzzling out the truth behind the horrors Jess leaves unspoken. (Alternate history. 15-adult)"
Jessika is an upstanding schoolgirl in the English countryside of the Greater German Reich. Read full book review >
ICE by Anna Kavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A gripping and uniquely strange work of science fiction."
This 50th-anniversary edition of a novel about a surreal pursuit through an apocalyptic world should bring new attention to Kavan (1901-1968; Who Are You, 1963, etc.), a writer of intense imagination. Read full book review >

THE SLEEPING SEER by Morgan  Blue Malory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A meticulous and singular story about seers that's slowed by extensive dialogue."
A debut urban fantasy novel follows two siblings in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Fans of the Stormlight Archive series will enjoy this book, which brings back favorite characters and deepens a well-drawn fantasy world."
An epic fantasy about the return of an ancient, world-destroying evil. Read full book review >
TORTUGA by Thomas Erikson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A somber, atypical genre piece with resplendent prose."
In the 17th century, a teenager in a pirate-infested island town becomes an apprentice to an old man who may hold the keys to wealth and abnormally prolonged life in Erikson's debut fantasy adventure novel. Read full book review >

WORLD WAR S by Stephen Paul Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2017

"A haunting and intricate religious fantasy that's a bit too cautious to truly soar."
This thriller pits demons against a dwindling crop of Christian soldiers for control of the world. Read full book review >
POWER OF KIDS by Thierry  Kouam
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2017

"An intriguing fantasy world that lacks fully developed characters."
When a wicked monarch teams up with the devil to oppress the kingdom's children, the kids must band together to fight for their rights in this debut novel. Read full book review >
DANGERS IN THE DESERT by Diamond  Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"A complex teen adventure, but one that doesn't work well as a stand-alone novel."
In this second book of a YA series, a group of teenagers wonders whom to trust while searching for a missing scroll. Read full book review >
MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN by Neil Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A top-notch selection of imaginative and thought-provoking stories about AI, reinventing old tropes and making us revisit the eternal question of what it is to be human."
Clarke, the publisher of Clarkesworld magazine, compiles 27 tales of artificial humans and what we see of ourselves in them. Read full book review >
THE OVERNEATH by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A masterful collection from a short story master—a must-read for Beagle fans."
Beagle's latest collection of short stories includes 13 fantasy gems and features many previously uncollected and never-before-published works. Read full book review >
ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS WERE SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT by James Alan Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"We'll give Gardner's narrator the last word on this terrific superhero adventure: 'Spectacularity ensued.'"
The origin story of badass Canadian superheroes fated to defend humanity against a dark scourge. Naturally. Read full book review >
THE RULE OF LUCK by Catherine  Cerveny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A well-crafted world with a promising heroine, but hopefully the sequels will spend less time describing the love interest's blue eyes."
In the year 2950, Romani tarot card reader Felicia Sevigny discovers she's at the heart of a sinister plot to manipulate human genetics in Cerveny's debut. 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 >