People of the Sun, by Jason Parent

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Sinister Grin Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? People of the Sun, by Jason Parent is a first contact book, with aliens landing on Earth. First contact stories come with a lot of built in tropes: how the …

The Raping of Ava DeSantis, by Mylo Carbia

Genre: Horror Publisher: Rockefeller Publishing Group Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Raping of Ava DeSantis, by Mylo Carbia, is a horror novel set in contemporary times. There is not a drop of supernatural in this one. It could be labeled thriller, …

Bullettime, by Nick Mamatas

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  ChiZine Productions Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Bullettime by Nick Mamatas is a nihilistic, young adult, coming-of-age novel with a small dash of potential science fiction thrown in. Hard to say how much of the science fiction aspect …

Mechanical Failure, by Joe Zieja

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Saga Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the first book of a series of humorous SF novels.  Sort of a spoof of serious military SF. Premise: Roger Wilson Rogers has managed to get out of the military …

Underworld 5: Blood Wars

Underworld 5: Blood Wars (2016), Rated R Directed By: Anna Foerster Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, James Faulkner, Charles Dance Rating:  Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Have you seen this movie? Kate Beckinsale makes a return to the underworld in this fifth chapter. While I’ve been a fan of the series since …

The Operative, by Gerald Brandt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? The Operative is the second book in Gerald Brandt’s San Angeles sci-fi thriller series and it continues the story of Kris Merrill. Premise: In The Courier, Kris finds herself caught up in the …

Hero Lost, edited by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Freedom Fox Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Hero Lost, is a Fantasy Anthology edited by Alex J. Cavanaugh. This anthology has 12 short stories which all revolve around mostly traditional fantasy themes. This book comes out of …

King of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the second book in Mark Lawrence’s “The Broken Empire” series. I generally like post-apocalyptic novels, but this series is much darker than most, on the verge …

The Dark Matter, by DM Flexer

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Xlibris Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Dark Matter by DM Flexer is a fantasy novel more than anything else, although there are some odd dashes of science fiction thrown in. It takes place on Atlantis, which …

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond (2016), Rated “PG-13” Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella Directed by Justin Lin Review by David L. Felts Rating: Have you seen this movie? I finally got around to seeing Star Trek Beyond. I enjoy …

28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later (2007), Rated “R” Starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau Jr. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Review by Nicholas Ozment Rating  Have you seen this movie? So everyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for zombie movies. When this one came out in 2007, …

Signature Edition: Pantheon, by Michael Jan Friedman

Genre: Star Trek Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2003 Review Posted: 10/1/2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? Pantheon is a special signature edition reprinting two Star Trek: The Next Generation novels – “Reunion” (1991) and “The Valiant” (2000). In “Reunion,” Captain Morgen of the …

Enterprise: Daedalus, by David Stern

Genre: Star Trek Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Saturday night, after enjoying the movie Garden State, my wife and I picked up our kids from the YNCA Parent’s night out and headed home, noticing that is …

Phoenix, by Ken Rand

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Zumaya Publications Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Pat Marlan Have you read this book? Phoenix, by Ken Rand, left me feeling conflicted. I enjoyed the book, despite some parts that I felt weren’t as effective as they could have been at keeping my attention. …

Until Death Do Impart, by William P. Robertson

Genre: Audio Book Publisher: Robyl Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Paul Goat Allen Have you read this book? Let’s talk about audio books. Almost every single book on tape (or CD) that I have ever listened to has been ultimately disappointing. Stephen King ‘s Gunslinger saga, Robert …

Hellboy, by Yvonne Navarro

Genre: Movie Novelization Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Yvonne Navarro’s novelization of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy screenplay is a quick, fun read full of slam-bang monster-fighting action and occultish Nazi intrigue conveyed with workman-like (okay, workwoman-like) …

Fallen Dragon, by Peter F. Hamilton

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Warner Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William Shaw Have you read this book? Lawrence Newton’s childhood dream is to be a star ship captain like his heroes on TV. In his early teens he is seduced and then betrayed by girl paid by …