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 …

Shadow Ops: Control Point, by Myke Cole

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Ace Books Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? Shadow Ops: Control Point is the first novel in a new series by new author Myke Cole. I can honestly say that I look forward to seeing where this series–and …

The Jericho Iteration , by Allen Steele

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 1994 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? I recently picked up Allen Steele’s The Jericho Iteration. It’s one of his earlier works, having been published in 1995 and was, I learned in my research, his first hardcover …

Brother John, by Rutledge Etheridge

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Except for a few reviews added when the site first launched, I’ve avoided doing more. That’s because I didn’t want SFReader to get the reputation of being “Dave’s Book Reviews” …

A Talent for War, by Jack McDevitt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 1989 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by S. Fazekas Have you read this book? Jack McDevitt’s A Talent for War has all the traditional elements of a solid science fiction novel–faster than light starships, an alien race at war with humanity, and fantastic worlds-but starts …

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 …

The Book of Atrix Wolfe, by Patricia McKillip

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? Speculative Fiction writing, like all human endeavor, can range from excellent to atrocious. Most authors are consistent enough to occupy a fairly small part of that spectrum, but the McKillip books that …

The Coming, by Joe Haldeman

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? Joe Haldeman has always been preoccupied with sex, the complications of sexual relationships, the ways in which traditional ideals break down in confrontation with real life. With a title as provocative as …

Witch Blood, by Will Shetterly

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1986 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? Witches used to rule the world, and treat non-witches as servants or worse. Then iron was discovered, and found to be the antidote to magic. Centuries after the resulting massacre, the remaining …

Liavek, edited by Will Shetterly

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Ace Published: 1985 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is a collection of 11 short stories taking place in a shared-world (the same concept as Thieves’ World). The action takes place in Liavek, a port city and local political …

Phule’s Paradise, by Robert Lynn Asprin

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 1992 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the second in the “Phule” series. Though the story could just about stand alone, you really should read it after the first book, Phule’s Company (the same applies to …

Phule’s Company, by Robert Lynn Asprin

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 1990 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? It’s said that you can’t judge a book by its cover. It is certainly true that you shouldn’t judge a SF book by its blurb. This book confirms these truisms, in …

Ill Met by Moonlight, by Sarah A. Hoyt

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Ace Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Sarah Guidry Have you read this book? Enter Will Shakespeare, nineteen years of age. He is not yet possessed of the necessary knowledge to pen great plays. He knows naught of intrigue, deceit, great kings, or great magics. …

A.D. 999, by Jadrien Bell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Oh, how primitive and superstitious people were in the 10th century! Just because a calendar was about to roll over, they thought the world was going to end, that horrors awaited them …

Winter Tides, by James P. Blaylock

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? This month’s Classic Return is a “quiet” ghost story in what I call the California Gothic tradition. Do hunt this one down if quiet ghosts — or even loud ones …

Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? If nothing else, Alastair Reynolds deserves credit for audacity. Having honed his skills in the short-story arena, he didn’t beat about the bush with his first full-length novel and laid down …

Chasm City, by Alastair Reynolds

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? After the success of fellow countrymen Peter F Hamilton and Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds is being hailed as the next British hard SF author to watch. His first novel Revelation Space …