Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy, by Matt Ruff

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Warner Books Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating There are plenty of wonderful older books that may not have received their due notice. I won’t venture too far into the past: Sewer, Gas, & Electric is a long, inspired, hilarious but …

The Ballad of Billy Badass and the Rose of Turkest, by William Sanders

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Wildside Press Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Fortunate SF readers will have encountered William Sanders’ earlier novels Journey to Fusang, a fine, funny-serious, alternate history about a North American colonized by the Chinese instead of the Europeans, and The Wild Blue …

The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Published: 1976 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov, is a famous 20th Century Russian novel. It’s also a fantasy novel, and certainly of interest to genre readers. It’s set in Moscow, apparently in the ’20s or …

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 …

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 …