Logan

Logan (2017), Rated R Directed By: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant Rating:  Reviewed by David L. Felts Have you seen this movie? Yikes. This is not your kid’s superhero movie, so forget taking your 12 year-old Wolverine fan to this one. The R rating is …

Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Himself had picked up this one up as a Recommended Read and loaded it up on our Kindles–and after reading it, enthusiastically suggested I also read it. And I generally listen to Himself …

The Vanishing Throne, by Elizabeth May

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Chronicle Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I encountered the first book, The Falconer, at the beginning of the year and loved the intense, brutal writing style of this YA genre mash-up, so was delighted when this offering became …

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Rated R Directed By: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton Rating  Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Have you seen this move? This movie must have some sort of record for longest …

Martians Aboard, by Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Science Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I picked this one up from my NetGalley arcs, hoping to get slightly ahead during the holiday period, rather than wanting to start the year with an engrossing book, …

Graveyard Shift, by Casey Daniels

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Pepper Martin, now Community Relations Director of Garden View Cemetery, is contacted by the ghost of Eliot Ness, one of Cleveland’s most famous dearly departed. According to Ness, the ashes scattered at the …

The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Immortal Throne, by Stella Gemmell, is the follow up to The City. For those not in the know, Stella Gemmell is the wife of fantasy novelist David Gemmell, who unfortunately passed …

Judged, by Liz de Jagar

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is the next slice of the adventure featuring Kit Blackhart in this UK-based urban fantasy. Would I enjoy Judged as much as Banished and Vowed? Kit’s job description includes solving …

Bloodrush, by Ben Galley

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: BenGalley.com Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Ben came to talk to West Sussex Writers’ last month about the ins and outs of self-publishing and how in just six years he has managed to establish himself as a successful …

Cosmic Trigger, by Robert Anton Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: New Falcon Publications Published: 1977 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson is an exploration in 20th century understanding of the supernatural, spirituality, technology, and extra-terrestrial intelligence. Using research, interviews, and personal experience, Wilson …

The Imlen Brat, by Sarah Avery

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I saw this offering on Netgalley and was attracted by the intriguing title and blurb–although I hadn’t appreciated it was a novella when I requested it. Stisele of Imlen knows …

The Sexual Compass, by Michael Reed

Genre: Social Science Fiction Publisher: Unmusic Books Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Classifying The Sexual Compass, by Michael Reed, as science fiction is a bit of a stretch. There’s a speculative element — I suppose — but’s it’s a pretty mild one. …