Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 7)

THE MIDA, BOOK TWO by Lyle Ernst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 2015

"Despite an overstuffed finale, the Mida gang's latest proves a tighter, more emotionally involving installment than its predecessor.
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Ernst and Sigafus' (The Mida, 2014) supernaturally gifted carnies return to help one of their own free his wife from vengeful gangsters.Read full book review >
Dimension 111 by Rafael Arcaya   Cruzado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2015

"Readers willing to jump down the rabbit hole with Amaya will not suffer from a lack of twists and surprises."
From author Cruzado (Maria, 2014) comes a fantastical sci-fi novel about a world in chaos. Read full book review >

PIRATE'S ALLEY by Suzanne Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"Still, the world and characters are appealing, and fans of the series will find enough of its charms here to keep them reading."
An urban fantasy set in a mysteriously snow-covered New Orleans. Read full book review >
THE ARCHITECT OF AEONS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"Impressive, with dull intervals, but for the committed only."
Fourth of a projected six-volume series (The Judge of Ages, 2014, etc.) charting the future history of an Earth threatened by almost inconceivably advanced alien invaders. Read full book review >
THE MACHINE AWAKES by Adam Christopher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"Fans of the previous certainly will want to investigate."
Space opera set in the same universe as Christopher's space-horror yarn The Burning Dark (2014).Read full book review >

THE AFFINITIES by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"An intriguing and seriously innovative attempt to grapple with some of the issues raised by the 21st century's obsession with social media."
Social science fiction from the author of Burning Paradise (2013, etc.).Read full book review >
POSITIVE by David Wellington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"Lacking the storytelling virtuosity of World War Z or the emotional impact of The Passage, the novel suffers from a woefully underdeveloped and naïve hero, a love story without an ounce of heat, and a carload of ancient zombie tropes just begging to be put out of their misery."
A young survivor of the zombie pandemic finds himself thrust outside the comfort and safety of post-apocalyptic Manhattan and into the wastelands of America in this coming-of-age novel from Wellington (The Hydra Protocol, 2014, etc.)Read full book review >
Glitch in the Machine by Edgar Swamp
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 20, 2015

"Overlong but astonishing social commentary."
Swamp's (The Gyre Mission: Journey to the *sshole of the World, 2012) comic and obscene cautionary tale pits the haves against the have-nots in a remarkably unpleasant future. Read full book review >
Exile at Dawn by Stuart Fox
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 16, 2015

"Complex plotting and rich characterization will leave readers itching to see where the series goes."
In Fox's (Becoming Green, 2013, etc.) latest sci-fi outing, survivors of a mass infection are threatened by a government that is looking to sanction genocide. Read full book review >
MISPLACED by S.L. Hulen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2015

"An imaginative tale sprinkled with a bit of magic and leaving enough unanswered questions to keep readers pondering the possible consequences long after the last page has been turned."
Hulen makes an impressive debut with this enjoyable time-travel fantasy. Read full book review >
WINDOW WALL by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2015

"A decidedly improved outing, much more inventive and involving than the previous."
Another entry in Rawn's fantasy series (Thornlost, 2014, etc.) about a magical theater company in a sort-of Elizabethan, multispecies setting.Read full book review >
A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER by Alex Marshall
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2015

"A promising start."
What begins as a typical revenge story veers into an epic tale of invasion, civil war, and divine incursion in the apparent first of a series by a pseudonymous author. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >