The Road to Mars, by Eric Idle

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Pantheon Books Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Here we have Eric Idle’s second adult novel, The Road to Mars. Idle, of course, is a member of the great British comedy group Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and a reasonable successful comedian, …

Ascendant Sun, by Catherine Asaro

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Ascendant Sun is a sequel to two branches of her “story so far”. It follows the journey of Kelric, hero of The Last Hawk, a Nebula Award nominee, as he returns to …

Peregrine: Primus, by Avram Davidson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Wildside Press Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Wildside Press, under the direction of John Gregory Betancourt, has been a respected small press in the field for some time. One of their most worthy projects is the reprinting of most of Avram …

Feersum Endjinn, by Iain M. Banks

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Iain M. Banks has been publishing SF novels for the past several years, as well as publishing mainstream novels (with horror and/or slipstream SF facets) as by Iain Banks. He has received considerable praise …

Hannibal, by Thomas Harris

Hannibal, by Thomas Harris Genre: Horror Publisher: Delacorte Press Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Reader Rating Hannibal begins roughly seven years after the ending of The Silence of the Lambs. It picks up with Clarice Starling (the heroine of Silence) as a Special Agent in the …

Hammerfall, by C. J. Cherryh

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Morrow, William & Co Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Elizabeth Kelley Buzbee Reader Rating When Hammerfall came out this summer, I rushed to get my copy. There are only a couple of SF writers for whom I will shell out the extra bucks for a …

Bag of Bones, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pocket Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Reader Rating So, you’re wondering if this King is worth shelling the big bone out for, especially after so many duds he’s been putting his name on in recent years. (Wizard and Glass being an exception, of …

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: No Stars! Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Reader Rating On the cover, the book has written on the bottom: a novel. Perhaps the word count just squeaks by the minimum, but there’s a lot of empty space between the covers: …

Galveston, by Sean Stewart

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Galveston is set in the same world as two of Sean Stewart’s earlier novels, Resurrection Man and The Night Watch, though all three books are set at different times, and feature different characters. It’s an …

The King’s Peace, by Jo Walton

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating The King’s Peace is an absorbing book, full of action and battles and treachery, which nonetheless reads almost quietly. This is because it is at heart about a rather philosophical subject: the creation of a …

When the King Comes Home, by Caroline Stevermer

When the King Comes Home, by Caroline Stevermer Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Caroline Stevermer has a new book out, When the King Comes Home. It’s apparently set in the same world as her fine earlier novel A College of Magics. …

The Last Hot Time, by John M. Ford

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating John M. Ford is one of the best and subtlest writers we have, as well as having outstanding range. His previous books include spy stories, space opera, hard SF set on the Moon, and …

Year’s Best Fantasy, edited by David G. Hartwell

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: EOS Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by David L. Felts Reader Rating Mr. Hartwell brings us an admirable and global collection of stories culled from a variety of sources. Several continents and countries are represented here, with authors from Great Briton, Australia, Yugoslavia, Canada, and the …

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