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 …

Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? For a second novel, Perdido Street Station has garnered some impressive accolades–rave reviews in the mainstream press and the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. As a result of this …

Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow & Co. Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? Cryptonomicon was first published in 1999 and continues Neal Stephenson’s fairly meteoric rise from obscurity to the bestseller lists. After attracting the praise of William Gibson and Bruce …

The Way of the Wolf, by E. E. Knight

Genre: Horror/Vampires Publisher: iPub iWrite Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? The Way of the Wolf is an eBook, available in electronic format or as a POD (print on demand, for those of you not familiar with the lingo). What this …

Chasm City, by Alastair Reynolds

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? After the success of fellow countrymen Peter F Hamilton and Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds is being hailed as the next British hard SF author to watch. His first novel Revelation Space …

Gemquest: The Twins, by Gary Alan Wassner

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: iUniverse Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? Caveat: I’m not an epic fantasy fan. I like more realism, less power and a certain amount of grittiness. Believable characters in a consistent setting following a cohesive plot are the most …

Once, by James Herbert

Genre: Horror Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? ‘Once…upon…a…death…’ For almost 30 years now James Herbert has been trying to scare us senseless. Ever since the publication of The Rats in the early 70s, he’s been at the …

Age of Reason, edited by Kurt Roth

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: SFF Net Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? The editor of The Age of Reason anthology, Kurt Roth, states in his intro that he believes the human race is destined to integrate imagination and logic. Furthermore, he …

Night Lamp, by Jack Vance

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? Night Lamp is Science Fiction in Vance’s most familiar style, elegantly written, full of ironic bits, often downright funny, portraying at least three complex social structures based on …

Chimera, by Will Shetterly

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? Will Shetterly’s novel Chimera mixes together a few fairly familiar SF themes: human/animal combinations, artificial intelligences, the issue rights for both of the above, and a somewhat balkanized …

Telzey Amberdon, by Jame H. Schmitz

Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: Baen Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? James H. Schmitz was one of SF’s most popular writers of the 1960s and early 1970s. His stories were published between 1943 and 1974, but despite early successes such …