The Innsmouth Legacy, by Ruthanna Emrys

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. …

A Crown of Wishes, by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:   St. Martin’s Griffin Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I was blown away by The Star-Touched Queen, a YA fantasy with a strong eastern flavor that swept me away to another place and time. Indeed, it made my top …

In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter, delivers an entirely enthralling anthology of 16 speculative stories that run the gamut from horror to fantasy to science fiction to surreal. There wasn’t a bad one …

Martian War, by Kevin J. Anderson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Martian War, by Kevin J. Anderson proved to be a great way to end my year in reading. Okay, I might sneak in another book or two, but this …

A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennon

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Regular visitors to my blog will recall my attendance at Bristolcon this year, where I had one of the best evenings of my life, talking books with similarly passionate readers. One …

The Silver Tide, by Jen Williams

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Headline Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is the third book in a very successful series where I’ve loved the first two books, The Copper Promise and The Iron Ghost. Can Williams sustain the action-fueled energy that characterized …

The Steerswoman, by Rosemary Kirstein

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I read this book longer ago than I care to recall and when I discussed this with Himself, it transpired that somehow this one passed him by. On my recommendation, …

The Snow Queen’s Shadow, by Jim C. Hines

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? The Snow Queen’s Shadow is the fourth and (supposedly) final novel in Jim C. Hines’ Princess series and I will say right off the bat that it is by far the …

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Rated “PG-13” Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner Directed by Roland Emmerich Reviewed by David L. Felts Rating: Have you seen this movie? Ug. I didn’t prep for this by re-watching the …

Necessity, by Jo Walton

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is the final book in this remarkable trilogy. Given the scope and ambition of these books — to explore Plato’s thoughts on what makes an ideal society in his book, …

Serenity Lost, by Amy Romine

Genre: Thriller/Suspense Publisher: eXtasybooks Published: 2010 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Serenity Lost, by Amy Romine, may be labeled a Romantic Suspense novel or perhaps even a Crime Drama, but in many ways it’s also only a few notches below a full …

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Rated “PG-13” Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Directed by Bryan Singer Review by Michael D. Griffiths Rating: Have you seen this movie? Okay, for the few of you who might have read my recent review of Captain America: Civil War where I said that …

The Dread Wyrm, by Miles Cameron

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? The first book in this series, The Red Knight was something special and I also, eventually, much enjoyed The Fell Sword — see my review here — but now we are on …

Rider: The Art of Forgetting #1, by Joanne Hall

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Kristell Ink Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I’ve seen Joanne Hall around at various Fantasycons, but met her properly for the first time this year at Bristolcon. She is a lovely person with a keen sense of humor …

Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harcourt Published: 1970 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Tim Deland Have you read this book? Solaris occupies a strange place among science fiction novels. Widely considered one of Lem’s masterpieces, alongside Cyberiad and His Master’s Voice, it is both a traditional sci-fi tale and anything but. …

Fatherland, by Robert Harris

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1993 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? The year is 1964. Germany has reigned supreme since Hitler’s victory in World War II, and Berlin is gearing up to celebrate Der Fuhrer’s seventy-fifth birthday. Homicide investigator Xavier March …

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Random House Published: 1953 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Tim Deland Have you read this book? Chances are, whether you’ve read this book or not, you’ve heard about it. It’s one of the modern classics of American literature (not just sci-fi) and rightfully so. This is …