House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pantheon Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? This is not for you. Quite a bold statement for the beginning of a book by a virtually unknown author. But he’s right, this might not be for you. If you’re …

Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Published: 1959 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? It’s a well-known fact that William S. Burroughs wrote Naked Lunch (the title refers to a frozen moment when everyone sees what’s on the end of every fork) whilst he was still …

Heretics, by Greg F. Gifune

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Delirium Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? You’re not apt to find a more honest, or honestly terrifying, writer than Greg F. Gifune. His Bram Stoker Award nominated collection of short horror stories, Heretics, resonates with bona …

Timeline, by Michael Crichton

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Time travel has been a popular genre subject ever since Mark Twain sent his Yankee back to the Court of King Arthur in 1889. So perhaps it’s fitting that for his …

City Infernal, by Edward Lee

Genre: Horror Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Journeys to/escapes from/travels in Hell have provided a fertile field for many speculative fiction authors. Some easily recognized names in the biz (Like Niven and Anthony) have penned their …

Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? If nothing else, Alastair Reynolds deserves credit for audacity. Having honed his skills in the short-story arena, he didn’t beat about the bush with his first full-length novel and laid down …

She is the Darkness, by Glen Cook

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? She Is The Darkness is the second book of “Glittering Stone”, the tail-end of Glen Cook’s “Black Company” series. This novel is followed by Water Sleeps and Soldiers Live. The Black Company …

The Dragon DelaSangre, by Alan F. Troop

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: NAL Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? It might not be the case, but upon reading this book it seemed to me that Troop’s inspiration for this novel was Rice’s The Vampire LeStat, but instead of vampires, …

The Travelling Vampire Show, by Richard Laymon

Genre: Horror Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Another six months go by, and another hardback book appears on the shelves from Richard Laymon. Honestly, you can set your clocks by this writer, can’t you. Arguably America’s most …

The Winter Queen, by Devin Cary

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Berkley Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? On his deathbed, Elissa’s young husband names her as regent, the one to protect the kingdom of Albor until their five year-old son comes of age. The dying king might truly …

The Martian Race, by Gregory Benford

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Warner Books Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Confronted with the task for writing the story of man’s first visit to Mars, I imagine far too many writers would elect for the 500+ page epic. Fortunately, Benford …

Ravenheart, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Ravenheart is the third volume in Gemmell’s Rigante series. Eight hundred years have passed since the last installment, Midnight Falcon. Now the Rigante have lost their freedom and exist under the …

Sailing to Sarantium, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? I wanted to like this book. I really did. But in the end I can’t help but conclude that it was a pretty disappointing piece of work. Sailing to Sarantium …

Cosmonaut Keep, by Ken MacLeod

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Perhaps it was inevitable that my ever escalating expectations for MacLeod’s books would eventually get the best of me. I enjoyed Cosmonaut Keep, but not nearly to the …

Coldheart Canyon, by Clive Barker

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Clive Barker’s latest novel is something of a return to his roots. After so many years of meticulously charting fantastical worlds and their inhabitants, he once again returns to the …

Journey to Kumbooda, by Paul Buchheit

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: America House Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In Journey to Kumbooda, Paul and his brother-in-law Gene travel to Kumbooda to search for Marie, Paul’s wife. Marie, a computer expert and cognitive scientist, had returned to Kumbooda …

Tonton Macoute, by William Allan

Genre: Horror Publisher: Eggplant Productions Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Among the guidelines of some horror fiction editors you will find a plea that goes something like, “For God’s sake, don’t send us stories set in clubs or where the …

Rainbow Six, by Tom Clancy

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Berkley Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Although not marketed as such, Rainbow Six is really science fiction. Like a few other very popular authors, Clancy is too big to be marketed with a genre label, especially …