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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

In & Oz, by Steve Tomasula

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Night Shade Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? I’m not sure In & Oz is speculative fiction, but I don’t know what else it could be. It’s fantastical allegory, taking place in an imaginary land consisting of …

The Summer Tree, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: New American Library Published: 1986 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the first of the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, the others being The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road. This is a trilogy in the sense of one story spread …

The Darkest Road, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: New American Library Published: 1987 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the last of the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, following The Summer Tree and The Wandering Fire. The build-up continues towards the decisive battle between good and evil, which will …

The Wandering Fire, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: New American Library Published: 1986 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the second of the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy. Often the middle book of a trilogy is the weakest. Not so here; the story maintains the same high standard that …

Jhereg, by Steven Brust

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1983 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the first of the Vlad Taltos books, which take place on a world with two main intelligent species. In the East, imported in the very distant past, are humans. In …