Westworld

Westworld, HBO, Premiered 2016 Created by: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jimmi Simpson Tessa Thompson Angela Sarafyan  Rodrigo Santoro, Simon Quarterman, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins Jr, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jeffrey, Wright, James Marsden, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins Rating:  …

Max Steel

Max Steel (2016), Rated PG-13 Directed by: Stewart Hendler Starring: Ben Winchell, Maria Bello, Ana Villafañe, Josh Brener, Andy García Rating  Reviewed by Xavier Emaka This one barely made a blip on the radar, but that was mostly marketing’s fault. Max Steel was released with barely a whisper, as if …

Martians Aboard, by Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Science Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I picked this one up from my NetGalley arcs, hoping to get slightly ahead during the holiday period, rather than wanting to start the year with an engrossing book, …

Unpublished Mark Twain Story to be Released by Random House Children’s Books

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO RELEASE NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED, UNFINISHED CHILDREN’S STORY BY MARK TWAIN, COMPLETED AND BROUGHT TO LIFE BY CALDECOTT MEDALISTS PHILIP AND ERIN STEAD The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine to release September 26, 2017, with a 250,000-copy first printing New York, NY, January 20, 2017—Doubleday Books for Young Readers, …

Hyperpowers, edited by James Bascomb

Genre: Science Ficion Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Hyperpowers, edited by James Bascomb, is the 16th volume in the Third Flatiron series of anthologies. Over the last few years, Third Flatiron has published a series of themed anthologies, …

Graveyard Shift, by Casey Daniels

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Pepper Martin, now Community Relations Director of Garden View Cemetery, is contacted by the ghost of Eliot Ness, one of Cleveland’s most famous dearly departed. According to Ness, the ashes scattered at the …

Glitter, by Aprilynne Pike

Genre: Science Fiction Dystopia Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Glitter, by Aprilynne Pike, is a tough one to classify, so I settled on dystopian science fiction. That’s because the world of Glitter is a pretty crappy world, and one I don’t …

Deadpool

Deadpool (2016), Rated “R” Starring Ryan Reynolds Morena Baccarin Ed Skrein T.J. Miller Gina Carano Leslie Uggams Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić Directed by Tim Miller Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Rating:  Have you seen this movie? The biggest surprise of 2016, Deadpool surpassed all expectations to go down as one of the highest grossing …

The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Immortal Throne, by Stella Gemmell, is the follow up to The City. For those not in the know, Stella Gemmell is the wife of fantasy novelist David Gemmell, who unfortunately passed …

Winter Halo, by Keri Arthur

Genre: Apocalyptic Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Winter Halo, by Keri Author, is the follow-up to City of Light, and I might feel differently about Winter Halo had I read the first book. I was never able to …

King of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the second book in Mark Lawrence’s “The Broken Empire” series. I generally like post-apocalyptic novels, but this series is much darker than most, on the verge …

Ever the Hunted, by Erin Summerill

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Having all the depth of a pavement puddle, I’ll confess it was the beautiful cover that had me clicking the Request button on NetGalley for a copy of …

Travelers

Travelers Premier date: October 2016 Creators: Brad Wright Starring: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore. Reilly Dolman, Nesta Cooper Genres: Science Fiction Review by Amy Romine Have you seen this show?   Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the …

Post, by Brenda Cooper

Genre: YA Science Fiction Apocalyptic Publisher: eBooks Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. felts Have you read this book? Post, by Brenda Cooper, follows the adventures of Sage, a teenage girl raised in the isolated confines of the Oregon Botanical Gardens after the collapse of society due …