A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1991 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? It’s a standard SF theme, isn’t it: while the whole galaxy is teeming with intelligent life, this is especially true of its core, where the stars are packed more …

Triplet, by Timothy Zahn

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Baen Published: 1987 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? It’s the future, and humanity have colonized 20 planets. Some time ago we also discovered Threshold, which seems to be a conventional planet but isn’t. It possesses a ‘Tunnel’ connecting it to …

For Us, The Living, by Robert A. Heinlein

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Scribner Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? In 1939 Robert Heinlein started writing SF short stories, and his career never looked back. However the year before he had written a novel-length book which was rejected by two publishers …

The Last Hero, by Terry Pratchett

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the 26th in the Discworld series. The first thing to say about it is: if you’re new to Discworld, this is not the place to start (instead begin with …

Saturn’s Race, by Larry Niven, Steven Barnes

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? The year is 2020, and some things have changed. Corporations have more power, national governments less. The Council, an alliance of corporations, has constructed Xanadu, one of several floating …

Files Attached, by Rob Frisbee

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Dark House Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? It is 10 years in the future. On the surface not much has changed. However the new US Vice President Fairchild gradually discovers that beneath the surface not much …

The Curse of Chalion, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? For two generations there has been under a curse on the nation of Chalion, and especially on its ruling family. Somehow it is always unfortunate in war, honest men become corrupt, …

Lantern Road, by John Argo

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: Clocktower Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is an anthology, mostly of science fiction, published (I think) on a Print-on-Demand basis. Most of the stories are also available separately as eBooks. The first story, appropriately …

Beyond the Gloesmur, by Kathleen E. Deisher

Genre: Faith Based Publisher: Lamp Post Publishing Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This book is published by Lamp Post Publishing, which describes itself on its website as a Christian Homeschool Curriculum Store. The book itself is said to be a Juvenile …

Thran Reborn, by H. David Blalock

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Booklocker.com Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the first book of what apparently will one day be a series of six, the Thran Chronicles. The setting is perhaps the Earth of thousands of years ago, on the …

The God Box, by Barry B. Longyear

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: iUniverse Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? Barry Longyear usually writes science fiction; to date this is his only fantasy. It is set in an unnamed world with a rather Arabian Nights flavor, populated with beggars and merchants, wizards …

Assassin’s Vendetta, by J. R. Urie

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Trafford Publishing Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating: No Stars! Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is a first novel, published on a print-on-demand basis. Its setting is a world where magic and high tech co-exist, where vehicles are powered by magic ‘fuel-cells’, …

A Sea of Time, by Rob Frisbee

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Dark House Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? The year is 2004. An archaeological excavation in Turkey is digging up a skeleton 10,000 years old and discovers it to be wearing a modern necklace. Three days later …

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 …

Orbital Resonance, by John Barnes

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1992 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? The year is only 2025, but quite a lot has been happening: war, famine, epidemics. Luckily humanity has found time to get into space, capturing several asteroids and using …

A Fine and Private Place, by Peter S. Beagle

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: NAL Published: 1960 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? What will happen to you when you die? According to this book you continue as a ghost, bound to your corpse and its immediate surroundings, gradually losing your memories and personality until …

Deadly Secrets, by Leon Mintz

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Erie Harbor Productions Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? The story takes place in Armorica (modern Brittany) in about 475AD. Darian is a young man who was adopted and raised by the Duc de Paimpont, and who now loves …

Talismans of Puissance, by Justin Hinks

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: 1st Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? Magic has reappeared in the world, after many generations. A miner called Accurrah finds a magical artifact and becomes a creature of evil. Fortunately good King Traaylon’s blacksmith manages to forge …