The Imaginarium Machine, by John Adrian Tomlin

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher:  Xlibris Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Not Rated Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? If you’ve been reading my reviews on SFReader, you might have noticed that The Imaginarium Machine, by John Adrian Tomlin, has a different rating from my others: Not Rated. That’s became I …

If We Had Known, edited by Mike McPhail

Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? If We Had Known, edited by Mike McPhail, presents thirteen stories of humanity’s future, each one (some more than others) exploring the theme of if we had know what would …

The Die Is Cast, edited by Greg Schauer

Genre: Military Science Fiction Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 201 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Die Is Cast, edited by Greg Schauer, contains 10 stories by Mike McPahil and Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Although The Die Is Cast was published in 2017, most of the stories …

Yesterday’s Dreams, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Yesterday’s Dreams, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Kara O’Keefe, overwhelmed by the expenses of her father’s cancer treatments, finds herself forced to give up the violin passed down to her by her …

The Halfling’s Court, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Genre:  Urban Fantasy Publisher:  eSpec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? To condense the official blurb: In The Halfling’s Court, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Lance Cosain is the halfling (as in half-human, half-elf, not the Middle Earth kind) leader of The Wild Hunt …

In All Directions, by David Sherman

Genre: Military SF Publisher: Espec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In All Directions, by David Sherman, is the second book in his The 18th Race series, covering military action by the Earth against a particularly aggressive alien species that invaded and …

The Salt Line, by Holly Goddard Jones

Genre: Apocalyptic Science Fiction Publisher:   Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the near future (the reader isn’t told precisely when) the United States has broken up into a separate zones, each zone protected by a “salt line”, a broad expanse of scorched …

Issue in Doubt, by David Sherman

Genre: Military SF Publisher:  Dark Quest Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In humanity’s expansion out of the solar systems and into the galaxy, we have discovered evidence of eighteen other sentient species. Seventeen of these species had not developed interstellar travel and …

Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen, we’re introduced to Emmet Atwater and nine other teens, all candidates selected by the corporation Babel. In secret and using technology most of the …

Cat’s Breakfast, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? Cat’s Breakfast is an anthology from Third Flatiron that pays tribute to the inspiration of Kurt Vonnegut, presenting stories that seek (and mostly succeed) to emulate Vonnegut’s dark humor …

Battle for Rome, by Ian James Ross

Genre: Alternate History (historical fantasy) Publisher: Overlook Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Battle for Rome is the third book in the Twilight of Empire historical fantasy series, which takes place at the end of the Roman empire and focuses primarily on …

Rarity from the Hollow, by Robert Eggleton

Genre:  Fantasy Publisher: Dog Horn Publishing Published:  2012 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? Let me get my genre classification out the way, as those of you who’ve read this (or might read it) could potentially disagree. Despite a spaceship, space-travel, androids, and aliens, I’m …

People of the Sun, by Jason Parent

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Sinister Grin Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? People of the Sun, by Jason Parent is a first contact book, with aliens landing on Earth. First contact stories come with a lot of built in tropes: how the …

Principia Ponderosa, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Weird Western Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing  Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Third Flatiron Press has been putting fun little anthologies for a while now. Principa Ponderosa, edited by Juliana Rew, is the 18th Third Flatiron anthology. I’ve read numerous other and found them all, like Principia Ponderosa, to …

The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Penguin Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? I’m wasn’t sure how to classify this one. It’s fiction, and speculative, but it’s not fantastic speculation, if that makes any sense. I decided to go with alternate history; a story …