Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 6)

SOULWOVEN by Jeff Seymour
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Seymour's artful perfectionism will have readers clamoring for the sequel."
Seymour (Three Dances, 2013) begins a new epic fantasy series in which unlikely heroes must prevent a mythic dragon from destroying the world. Read full book review >
LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"If you're not already addicted to this series, don't start here."
Another doorstopper in a doorstopper series, the seventh of Weber's popular slow-burn Safehold yarns (Midst Toil and Tribulation, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

THREE PRINCES by Ramona Wheeler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Like static electricity: might give you a jolt but won't keep the lights on."
Steampunk alternate history yarn from the author of A Chance to Remember (2003, etc.) and various nonfiction books about Egypt. Read full book review >
RED DELICIOUS by Kathleen Tierney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Another defiantly over-the-top yarn that breaks every rule in the book, mostly with advance warning, and succeeds by being even more flagrantly disgraceful than its predecessor."
Another wisecracking supernatural horror yarn (Blood Oranges, 2013) expressed in what used to be known as splatterpunk mode. Read full book review >
BURN by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's no place for a picnic, but we'll hope that Baggott moves on to making another world just as engaging as this one."
Fantasist Baggott (Fuse, 2013, etc.) wraps up her post-apocalyptic Pure Trilogy with an installment that will leave fans wanting more. Read full book review >

BROKEN HOMES by Ben Aaronovitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Worth a try for series fans, although, since Aaronovitch provides no catch-up help, newcomers are best advised to begin at the beginning."
Another entry in the Rivers of London urban fantasy series (Whispers Under Ground, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
FALLOUT by James K. Decker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Readers who thrive on tension and excitement will feel themselves amply rewarded; those who tend to question underlying assumptions, not so much."
Sequel to The Burn Zone (2013), Decker's medium-future, aliens-among-us yarn. Read full book review >
IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well, most people are probably reading these books for Warner anyway. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Fighting an oppressive regime is an afterthought in this conclusion to Mafi's romantic trilogy. Read full book review >
THE FLIGHT OF THE SILVERS by Daniel Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"You'll get pulled in."
Both the innovative and the enjoyably familiar mark this hefty, intriguing introduction to a multivolume, multiversal saga. Read full book review >
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Speculative fiction at its most transfixing."
After their high-risk expedition disintegrates, it's every scientist for herself in this wonderfully creepy blend of horror and science fiction. This is the first volume of the Southern Reach trilogy from VanderMeer (Finch, 2009, etc.); subsequent volumes are scheduled for publication in June and September 2014. Read full book review >
HEAVEN'S WARRIORS by Daniel L. Cramer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Ambitious and otherworldly, though a storyline worth following rarely shines through."
A twisting quest winds through varying realms in Cramer's debut. Read full book review >
ARCANUM by Simon Morden
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An enthralling read for aficionados of intelligent, impeccably rendered fantasy."
Medieval fantasy from the author of The Curve of the Earth (2013), developed from a single question: What if a civilization that relied on magic was suddenly deprived of it? Read full book review >