Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harcourt Published: 1970 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Tim Deland Have you read this book? Solaris occupies a strange place among science fiction novels. Widely considered one of Lem’s masterpieces, alongside Cyberiad and His Master’s Voice, it is both a traditional sci-fi tale and anything but. …

Albert, by Donn Jo Napoli

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harcourt Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? The great magic of books, especially the best books, is the ability to take readers away, to lift us from wherever we are to wherever the author can imagine. It’s an escape, …

Soulsaver, by James Stevens-Arce

Genre: Horror Publisher: Harcourt Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? In Puerto Rico of one hundred years hence, Armageddon fever strikes again. Experts have determined that we were wrong to fear 1999; it’s 2099 we need to worry about. But don’t, …

The Gammage Cup, by Carol Kendall

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Harcourt Published: 1959 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? A rising tide lifts all boats, they say. The rising tide caused by the phenomenal success of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books has indeed lifted the boats of many …