Mechanical Failure, by Joe Zieja

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Saga Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the first book of a series of humorous SF novels.  Sort of a spoof of serious military SF. Premise: Roger Wilson Rogers has managed to get out of the military …

Avengers of the Moon by, Allen Steele

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee I saw the wonderful retro cover on Netgalley and couldn’t resist, particularly as I have read and enjoyed the first four books in the Coyote series – see my review of Spindrift. It was an age of miracles. …

Low Noon, edited by David A. Riley

Genre: Horror Publisher: Science Fiction Trails Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Low Noon is a horror anthology set in the Weird Wild West and is edited by David A. Riley. I guess I am going through an anthology reading phase or perhaps …

The Innsmouth Legacy, by Ruthanna Emrys

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. …

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Broadway Books Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? I’d heard many people talking about this book when it first came out and finally broke down at a book signing and bought it. Mostly, I’d heard that if you grew up …

A Crown of Wishes, by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:   St. Martin’s Griffin Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I was blown away by The Star-Touched Queen, a YA fantasy with a strong eastern flavor that swept me away to another place and time. Indeed, it made my top …

The Operative, by Gerald Brandt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? The Operative is the second book in Gerald Brandt’s San Angeles sci-fi thriller series and it continues the story of Kris Merrill. Premise: In The Courier, Kris finds herself caught up in the …

In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter, delivers an entirely enthralling anthology of 16 speculative stories that run the gamut from horror to fantasy to science fiction to surreal. There wasn’t a bad one …

From Ice to Ashes, by Rhett C. Bruno

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Hydra Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I read and reviewed Titanborn, a rollicking space opera set in the far reaches of the solar system, charting the adventures of Malcolm Graves, who is a fixer for the corporation controlling …

Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies! by Bruce Hale

Genre: YA Horror Publisher: Disney Hyperion Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? It’s hard to read books like this as an adult. Although some might consider Juvenile and Young Adult as synonymous, I don’t. I see young adult as my 15 or 16 and up. This more appropriately …

Off Rock, by Kieran Shea

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael Griffiths Have you read this book? Off Rock, by Kieran Shea is a Science Fiction novel with the beginning 98% of the novel taking place on an asteroid being mined by the main characters. Jimmy is a grunt …

The Sister Paradox, by Jack Cambell

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Sixteen year old Liam is an only child… at least until his 14 year-old sister Kari shows up, sporting an outfit that looks as though she just stepped out of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, complete with sword. And …

The Drafter (Peri Reed Chronicles Book 1), by Kim Harrison

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:Gallery Books Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee After recently reading and reviewing The Turn I was reminded just what a good storyteller Harrison is – and once I discovered this covert science fiction thriller, I couldn’t resist getting hold of this one… Detroit 2030: Double-crossed …

Man and Machine, edited by Mike McPahil

Genre: Military Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Man and Machine, edited by Mike McPhail, is an anthology of 14 military short stories around the theme of replacing men in combat with artificial intelligence and machines. Table of Contents …

Consigned to the Sea, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Dark Quest Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Consigned to the Sea, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, is a short fantasy anthology containing four short stories and a poem, all involving some aspect related to the sea, be that pirates, mermaids, selkies, …

Shadows and Teeth, edited by R. Perez De Pereda

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Shadows and Teeth was edited by R. Perez De Pereda or at least I think it was. It actually isn’t clear. But I won’t this against Darkwater Syndicate because this is an …

Hero Lost, edited by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Freedom Fox Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Hero Lost, is a Fantasy Anthology edited by Alex J. Cavanaugh. This anthology has 12 short stories which all revolve around mostly traditional fantasy themes. This book comes out of …

Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Himself had picked up this one up as a Recommended Read and loaded it up on our Kindles–and after reading it, enthusiastically suggested I also read it. And I generally listen to Himself …

The Vanishing Throne, by Elizabeth May

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Chronicle Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I encountered the first book, The Falconer, at the beginning of the year and loved the intense, brutal writing style of this YA genre mash-up, so was delighted when this offering became …