Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 7)

MINDS WITHIN by Rich   Clikeman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"A detailed and ambitious thought experiment."
In the near future of this sci-fi novel, sentient computers and brilliant scientists transform the nature of humanity. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS by John  Eidswick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"Witty, serious, and original, this stunning tale should attract anyone who delights in an intellectually stimulating read."
Worlds collide when a modern artifact turns up in an alternate reality in the 17th century, setting off a cascade of bizarre events in a peculiar land. Read full book review >

FIREBLOOD  by Elly Blake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A sucker punch of escalating evil, sizzling romance, and a spitfire coming into her own. (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Ruby embarks on a quest to learn how to stop the murderous Minax, risking her life and her love. Read full book review >
WARCROSS by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A stellar cyberpunk series opener packed with simmering romance and cinematic thrills. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
A down-and-out teen, days from eviction, competes in the championships of the world's most popular virtual reality game. Read full book review >
AN EXCESS MALE by Maggie Shen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An intelligent, incisive commentary on how love survives—or doesn't—under the heel of the State."
In her provocative debut, King imagines a world in which China's One Child Policy has created a dystopian future of longing, inequality, and constant surveillance. Read full book review >

THE MISADVENTURES OF A LIFE LESS LIVED by Clayton D. Gerrard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing satire of self-discovery in the form of a madcap misadventure tale."
A college junior literally loses his life and must find a new one in this debut magical realism novel. Read full book review >
SHADOWHOUSE FALL  by Daniel José Older
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Lit. (Urban fantasy. 14-adult)"
Sierra and the shadowshapers are back in this sequel to Shadowshaper (2015). Read full book review >
THE RAVEN GOD by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast-paced, satisfying capper to a trilogy that's sure to enchant fans of adventure-driven fantasy."
Sam and his brave friends must rally to defend Orkney in the final installment of Adams' (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) YAfantasy series.Read full book review >
DEADLY VOYAGE by Doug Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"Starts effectively as a gripping survival story, but the explorer fantasy and deus ex machina approach hamper the tale."
A young survivor of a pirate attack discovers a mysterious island in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >
THE GLASS TOWN GAME by Catherynne M. Valente
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An absolute must for fans, of course; but even readers who've never heard of Heathcliff will be captivated from the first page to the last. (Fantasy. 10-adult)"
In a middle-grade fantasy reminiscent of beloved tales from Edward Eager and Pamela Dean, the imaginary realms of the Brontë juvenilia come to wondrous life. Read full book review >
EMBER by Brock Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-enough survival thriller that doesn't disappoint so much as it fails to truly impress."
The sun has fizzled down to an ember and the human race is left to figure out how to survive the frozen new world in Adams' (Gulf, 2010) dystopian debut novel. Read full book review >
BEFORELIFE by Randal  Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A promising premise in need of a good haircut."
An average Joe finds out there is life after death—though he's the only one who seems to know it. 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 >