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 …

Eye of the Storm, by Frank Cavallo

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Dark Serpent/Ravenswood Publishing Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Navy SEAL Eric Slade and anthropologist Dr. Anna Fayne, along with support crew, are on a research mission in Kyrgyzstan. Dr Fayne is hoping to find some scientific basis for the discovery …

In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter, delivers an entirely enthralling anthology of 16 speculative stories that run the gamut from horror to fantasy to science fiction to surreal. There wasn’t a bad one …

Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies! by Bruce Hale

Genre: YA Horror Publisher: Disney Hyperion Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? It’s hard to read books like this as an adult. Although some might consider Juvenile and Young Adult as synonymous, I don’t. I see young adult as my 15 or 16 and up. This more appropriately …

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017), Rated PG-13 Directed By: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Johns Pilou, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche Rating:  Reviewed by David L. Felts Have you seen this movie? It can be hard to make a remake, especially one of such an iconic and revered movie as Ghost in the Shell, the …

The Sister Paradox, by Jack Cambell

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Sixteen year old Liam is an only child… at least until his 14 year-old sister Kari shows up, sporting an outfit that looks as though she just stepped out of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, complete with sword. And …

Man and Machine, edited by Mike McPahil

Genre: Military Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Man and Machine, edited by Mike McPhail, is an anthology of 14 military short stories around the theme of replacing men in combat with artificial intelligence and machines. Table of Contents …