Ravenheart, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Ravenheart is the third volume in Gemmell’s Rigante series. Eight hundred years have passed since the last installment, Midnight Falcon. Now the Rigante have lost their freedom and exist under the …

Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? For a second novel, Perdido Street Station has garnered some impressive accolades–rave reviews in the mainstream press and the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. As a result of this …

Gateway, by Frederick Pohl

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1977 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? Here’s a simple story: a man wins a lottery and uses the proceeds to go to ‘Gateway’ — a kind of hyperspace jump-point — to take his chance at discovering …

Orion Arm, by Julian May

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Those of you who read my review will recall that I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked May’s light adventure Perseus Spur. Well now she’s back with a …

Bridge of Birds, by Barry Hughart

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1989 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? For some little time a top-recommended book for me has been Bridge of Birds. As it was published in 1984, I was somewhat skeptical of my ability to find it: however …

Darwin’s Radio, by Greg Bear

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader┬áRating Darwin’s theory of the evolution of species, as originaly formulated by Darwin himself, paints a picture of changes occuring in populations at a slow, steady rate. Such a view does not jibe with the …

Bloom, by Wil McCarthy

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader┬áRating My reading stack already contains more volumes than I could hope to get through in a lifetime, so there’s a better than even chance I’d never have gotten around to reading Bloom. But I …