Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 6)

LAKE SILENCE  by Anne Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Her fans will enjoy this reheated fare, but it would be nice to see something fresh on offer for Bishop's next effort."
This contemporary fantasy is the first in a series spun off from The Others, set in an alternate world where shape-shifters, vampires, and Elementals control all the natural resources and see most humans as prey. Read full book review >
BLOOD OF THE FOUR by Christopher Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A nicely self-contained and kinetic excursion into political fantasy."
A once-strong kingdom is torn by power struggles in this one-volume epic. Read full book review >

DAUGHTERS OF THE STORM by Kim Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Potentially interesting, but only time (i.e., future books) will tell."
In the first of a Norse-inflected high fantasy series, five sisters (and one stepbrother) threaten the status quo of all the countries of Thyrsland. Read full book review >
STRANGERS by David A.  Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2018

"A promising first episode of a new series with a striking hero and a coyote spirit."
A YA fantasy tells the story of a teen returning home to seek redemption. Read full book review >
AMAZING GRACE by S.E. Sasaki
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2018

"Fresh intelligence, danger, and complexity await sci-fi fans."
This third volume of a space station series reinvigorates a familiar villain and introduces new allies. Read full book review >

RAVEN'S SPEAR by Dan  Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2018

"A great YAfantasy follow-up that ably develops its plot and characters."
In Hansen's (Monster's Children, 2017) second installment of the Tricksters' War series, Jamieand the Chosen set out into the desert, where they engage in spectacular battles as they hunt for a stolen spear. Read full book review >
DIM THE LIGHTS by Sue Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2018

"An action-packed conclusion to a sci-fi series that mostly satisfies."
A struggle to defeat a power-mad clan leader and his sinister brother reaches the crisis point across three worlds in this final installment of The Weir Chronicles. Read full book review >
REVELATIONS by Bellamy  Westbay
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 28, 2018

"A triumphant series launch with an appealing couple that's sure to garner return readers."
A college student becomes drawn to an enigmatic man whose startling secret may be putting her in mortal danger in this supernatural-infused debut romance. Read full book review >
THE STRANGE BIRD by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"VanderMeer fans will treasure this installment in the Borne saga while hoping for something more substantial to follow—and soon."
A lyrical if dark-hearted sidenote to VanderMeer's wonderfully inventive dystopian novel Borne (2017). Read full book review >
THE MEGAROTHKE by Robert Ashcroft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A bloody, blistering novel of war and sacrifice set in a time of actual monsters."
An augmented soldier fights against apocalyptic nightmares in a brutal war to save humanity. Read full book review >
TESS OF THE ROAD by Rachel Hartman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Like Tess' journey, surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent, shame, and female empowerment. (dramatis personae, glossary; not seen) (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Hartman returns to Goredd with the tale of another young woman who breaks the rules in search of herself. Read full book review >
EMPEROR HON by Raymond  Springer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2018

"A familiar plot takes a winding, ultimately rewarding path."
Springer (Zachary, 2017, etc.) presents book two in his sci-fi series about genetically enhanced teenagers. 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 >