Evilution, by Shaun Jeffrey

Genre: Horror Publisher: Invisible College Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Writing is about illusion. The story being told needs to unfold logically and believably, with the characters acting in a manner that remains true to the personalities the writer …

Final Phase, by William Neven

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: 1st Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Heather Hunt Have you read this book? If The Final Phase by William Neven had been divided into a trilogy, it would have been much easier to read. At its current 714 pages laid out in a …

Winter Warriors, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? David Gemmell is a good writer. He’s proved that to me and I have no question as to his capability. That’s part of the problem. I know what he’s capable of. When …

Hero in the Shadows, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I find myself quite capable of containing the excitement. I have to go on record before I begin my review as not being impressed by any of Mr. Gemmell’s Waylander novels so …

Cloning Christ, by Peter Senese, Robert Geis

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Orion Publishing and Media Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Heather Hunt Have you read this book? First, the good news: Cloning Christ is an action-packed international thriller that races from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to Rome, Bologna, the Swiss Alps, Edinburgh, the Isle of …

Tatooine Ghost, by Troy Denning

Genre: Star Wars Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Heather Hunt Have you read this book? Tatooine Ghost (TG) is the latest hardcover novel in the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars franchise. The advertising promotes it as being a story about the newlyweds, Han Solo and …

Slave Trade, by Susan Wright

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? My primary complaint against Slave Trade is that it’s somewhat misleading. The cover image (which, as you can see, depicts the naked back of a writhing woman whose hands …

Hades’ Daughter, by Sara Douglass

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? Welcome to The Troy Game, the latest major project by the prolific Australian Sara Douglass. This immense volume (or, as this kind of thing is sometimes called, ‘word cube’) is the first of …

Quest for Lost Heroes, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I’ve been very effusive of my praise for David Gemmell’s ‘Rigante’ books. I’ve finished another of Mr. Gemmell’s books, this time Quest for Lost Heroes. Now, I don’t know much about the …

The Face of Apollo, by Fred Saberhagen

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? In the movie Heathers, Veronica Sawyer’s father asks, “God damn, won’t somebody tell me why I read these spy novels?” to which she replies, “Because you’re an idiot.” I feel the …

Bios, by Robert Charles Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? I greatly enjoyed last year’s Hugo nominee Darwinia, so was eagerly awaiting the latest novel from Wilson. Unfortunately, Bios disappoints. Wilson really only had one good idea in this book, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Great Apes, by Will Self

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? This is a maddening book — sharply written, of course, as one would expect from Will Self — but maddening nonetheless, in more ways than one. For a start we’re …

Foundation’s Fear, by Gregory Benford

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Prism Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Michael Lichter Have you read this book? Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is one of the great classics of science fiction. Spanning a period of several thousand years, it tells the tragic story on one hand of an …