The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

Genre:  Alternate History Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? I want to further slice the genre here. I regard alternate history as a sub-genre of speculative fiction. An example might be stories where Germany won World War II. The …

Split Feather, by Deborah A. Wolf

Genre:  Dark Fantasy Publisher: Titan Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I saw this one on the library shelves, liked the look of it, and notwithstanding the fact that my TBR pile has reached crazy proportions, I took it home. Siggy J. Alexie …

Fallenwood, by Leslie Soule

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Melange Books Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  () Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? I’ve always enjoyed stories about people crossing over into some sort of magical realm. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Chronicles of Narnia, Eye of the Storm, Silverlock… just to name a few …

Keeper of the Watch, by Kristen L. Jackson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Black Rose Writing Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This one caught my eye owing to the fabulous cover and the idea of time travelling via a tatty old watch. Chase Walker is beginning to doubt his own sanity. From the …

Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Tor Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? I’ve read Elantris and loved it, so I was interested in what Brandon Sanderson had done with the “Mistborn” series, since everyone was raving about it. It’s a good read! Premise: Vin is a …

Black Panther

Black Panther (2018), Rated PG-13 Directed by: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright Rating:  Have you seen this movie? Let’s talk about Black Panther as a movie first, before I speculate about the social statement baggage so many are foisting upon it. After the death of his …

We Care For You, by Paul Kitcatt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Unbound Digital Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? When I read what fellow book blogger, Ana, from Ana’s Lair had to say about this offering, I immediately hightailed it over to NetGalley to request it. I was delighted when I …

The Sky Is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher:  Hogarth Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Sky Is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith, is an interesting book that defies easy categorization, blending as it does elements of science fiction and fantasy, and liberally seasoned with a dystopian …

Subversive, by Paul Grzegorzek

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Amazon Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? London, 2123. A century after ebola-bombs decimated the population, PC Sean Weaver of the Combined Police Force is a drone operative tasked with enforcing the Government’s dictatorial rule. Nearly anything and everything is …

Obsession, by Ramsey Campbell

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 1985 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Obsession by Ramsey Campbell is almost a mystery as much as a Horror novel, but it is certainly the latter with a sharp bullet. Ramsey sets up the scene, but does not walk …

The Sky is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith

On sale January 23, 2018 Chandler Klang Smith’s debut novel, THE SKY IS YOURS (Hogarth; on sale January 23, 2018), is a fantastical literary epic with enough intelligence and imagination to match Lev Grossman’s The Magicians and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. This book has been eight years in the making. Clearly a young master of her …

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

This is kinda-sorta a review, but also kinda-sorta not, so I’m posting Dave’s Corner editorial-style. I recently saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and, while I enjoyed the movie, I think it has some flaws that left me wondering at all the lavish praise being heaped up on it. First off, …

War World, by Rod C. Spence

Genre:  Science Fantasy Publisher:  Gallant Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? I like science fiction and fantasy, so finding an offering that combines both is always fun. Think Moorcock’s Hawkmoon series, Herbert’s Dune, Eye of the Storm, King’s Black Tower stuff, or …

The Odds, by Robert J. Peterson

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  California Coldblood Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Odds by, Robert J. Peterson, is a Science Fiction novel set in the distant future where the desert of Nevada is a few hundred degrees during the day and a …

Shadow Weaver, by MarcyKate Connolly

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I was drawn to this one by the lovely cover and interesting premise. The idea of using shadows to weave magic intrigued me so I requested it from Netgalley. Emmeline has grown up …

The Progress of Mankind, by Raymund Eich

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  CV-2 Books Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? It’s the 22nd century and humanity has developed wormhole technology, using the wormholes as gateways to colony worlds. And, after a rough 21st century, these colony worlds are rapidly becoming dumping grounds …

Tarot of Hate, by Antonio Simon, Jr.

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Tarot of Hate, Antonio Simon, Jr., serves up a tasty smörgåsbord of eight horror tales, spanning sub-genres from the surreal to the too-real. Table of Contents Dogfaced Eve – a man trapped …

Slasher Sam, by Simon Petersen

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? Slasher Sam, by Simon Petersen is a fun tongue-in-cheek take on the serial killer film subculture, primarily as it’s represented in late 70’s and early 80’s slasher movies. Peterson draws inspiration from a …

Fade Out, by Patrick Tilley

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Bloomsbury Reader Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I saw the funky cover and was hungry for some science fiction, so requested this one. It wasn’t until I featured it as a Tuesday Teaser, I realized it was a re-release …