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 …

Penric and the Shaman, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After recently reading Penric’s Demon I decided to treat myself to more Penric goodness and so plunged straight back into this world. In this novella set in The World …

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 …

A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is another book that’s been tucked away in my TBR pile for far too long — so I gave myself a treat and dusted it off for a train journey …

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. …

Wrathbone and Other Tales, by Jason Parent

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Comet Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Wrathbone and Other Stories, by Jason Parent is a quick and very enjoyable read. It’s comprised of five tales. The title piece, Wrathbone, is a novella length period piece …

Penric’s Demon, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Anyone who has read my blog will know that I am a huge fan of Bujold’s work — see my review of Cryoburn. And this short offering is set in …

How To Be a Pirate, by Cressida Cowell

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Published: 2010 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Oscar and I completed this book together this last weekend when the grandchildren were staying and once more, I was struck at just how funny and …

Spira Mirabilis, by Ralph Sevush

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: taQ’Lut Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Spira Mirabilis, by Ralph Sevush, as a collection of eight short stories running the gamut from science fiction to fantasy to horror to that genre-undefinable “weird tale”. The …

Crosstalk, by Connie Willis

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Del Rey Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Connie Willis is in that special category of writers as having been the author of one of my all-time favourite novels, Doomsday Book — see my review here. I couldn’t …

Shivering World, by Kathy Tyers

Genre: Faith Based Science Fiction Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Heather Hunt Have you read this book? Travel to the far reaches of our galaxy with Graysha Brady-Phillips, a gene-altered scientist who seeks a cure for her disease from the Lwuites, a religious group …

100 Jolts, by Michael A. Arnzen

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? There may not be a more appropriately named book to come out this year – – or any other, for that matter — than Michael Arnzen’s 100 JOLTS. …

The Salt Roads, by Nalo Hopkinson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Warner Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Kate Savage Have you read this book? The Salt Roads is a fabulist tale of three women and the spirit Ezili conjured up at the graveside of a stillborn child. The collective consciousness of Africans make up the …

Hell House, by Richard Matheson

Genre: Horror Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? The Belasco house in Maine — Hell House — is regarded as the Mount Everest of haunted houses. Two previous expeditions into the empty mansion, first in 1931 and later …

Choice of the Cat, by E. E. Knight

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Roc Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? It was with some anticipation that I cracked open E. E. Knight’s newest offering, Choice of the Cat, the follow-up to The Way of the Wolf. I enjoyed The Way …

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Random House Published: 1953 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Sara Lunsford Have you read this book? “The classic bestseller about censorship.” At least, that is what it states on the cover of the book. Those words are a disservice to the very soul of the work. …