The Operative, by Gerald Brandt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? The Operative is the second book in Gerald Brandt’s San Angeles sci-fi thriller series and it continues the story of Kris Merrill. Premise: In The Courier, Kris finds herself caught up in the …

Alchemy of Chaos, by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the second novel of Maradaine that features Veranix Calbert, otherwise known of as the Thorn, who’s a student of magic at the local university by day and a …

The Courier, by Gerald Brandt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is Gerald Brandt’s debut novel and it’s a strong showing. He’s definitely someone to watch. I enjoyed this take on a near future thriller. Premise: Kris is a courier, …

The Hanging Tree, by Ben Aaronovitch

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Peter Grant is a fabulous character with a wonderful line in dry humor that oils the wheels in this police procedural urban fantasy series. The previous book, Foxglove Summer, was …

License to Ensorcell, by Katharine Kerr

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? I read Katharine Kerr’s Daggerspell ages ago and intend to read her entire Deverry series. This is not part of the series. It’s the first book in an urban fantasy series …

The Snow Queen’s Shadow, by Jim C. Hines

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? The Snow Queen’s Shadow is the fourth and (supposedly) final novel in Jim C. Hines’ Princess series and I will say right off the bat that it is by far the …

Dragon Wizard, by Andrew Swann

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the third book in this series, and while it does tie up the main plot threads, I’m hoping it’s not the last. I’d like to see more. I guess …

Across a Billion Years, by Robert Silverberg

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Published: 1969 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Edward F. McKeown Have you read this book? Scattered throughout the globe of human-occupied space is evidence of a civilization that bestrode the galaxy before humanity was born. Now, a strange device has been discovered that shows the …

Beyond the Blue Moon, by Simon R. Green

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: DAW Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? If this is your first foray into the amazing world of Simon R. Green, you’re in for some surprises. This is not your father’s sword-and-sorcery. Hawk and Fisher are a duo unlike …

The Faded Sun Trilogy, by C. J. Cherryh

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: DAW Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? This trilogy works well as an omnibus novel. The three books tell a single tale with really no logical break between them, something I imagine annoyed people at the time. …