Fatherland, by Robert Harris

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1993 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? The year is 1964. Germany has reigned supreme since Hitler’s victory in World War II, and Berlin is gearing up to celebrate Der Fuhrer’s seventy-fifth birthday. Homicide investigator Xavier March …

The Orion Protocol, by Gary Tigerman

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Steven Sawicki Have you read this book? Conspiracy theorist’s unite the answers you seek are here. Curious about the water erosion found at the base of the Pyramids? How about the photos from the supposedly lost Mars …

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 …

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, …

Lord of Emperors, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the second and concluding part of the Sarantine Mosaic, the first being the excellent Sailing to Sarantium. That book told the tale of the mosaicist Caius Crispus, travelling from …

Sky of Swords, by Dave Duncan

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? The third novel in Dave Duncan’s “King’s Blades” setting, Sky of Swords is a story of intrigue, betrayal, fear and politics rife with narrow escapes, bribery, love and, of course, swords. …

Lord of the Fire Lands, by Dave Duncan

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? The second book of Dave Duncan’s ‘King’s Blades’ series begins as a book of the King’s Blades but then morphs into something else. While two of the main characters are Blades, …

The Fifth Ring, by Mitchell Graham

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Charles Wolfe Have you read this book? Everyone has a favorite pair of shoes that are broken in just right. You put them on knowing they’re going to be comfortable and familiar. The Fifth Ring, by Mitchell Graham, …

Bones of the Earth, by Michael Swanwick

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? I’ve read some solid SF novels in 2002 so far — The Years of Rice and Salt, Permanence, Schild’s Ladder. It hasn’t been a bad year. But nothing that …

Magic Terror: 7 Tales, by Peter Straub

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Welcome to Peter Straub’s first collection of stories since his acclaimed Houses Without Doors, released no doubt to capitalize on the success of his recent novel Mr X. Straub is …

Sailing to Sarantium, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? I wanted to like this book. I really did. But in the end I can’t help but conclude that it was a pretty disappointing piece of work. Sailing to Sarantium …

Coldheart Canyon, by Clive Barker

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Clive Barker’s latest novel is something of a return to his roots. After so many years of meticulously charting fantastical worlds and their inhabitants, he once again returns to the …

Voyage, by Stephen Baxter

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? Voyage is the story of a mission that never was. In this long and meticulously researched novel, Baxter speculates that if John F. Kennedy had survived the assassination attempt …

Quarantine, by Greg Egan

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1994 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? A nice, satisfying novel written against the backdrop of a 21st century Earth where nanotechnology exists, you can upload custom software mods to your brain, and the solar system …

Teranesia, by Greg Egan

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating This book takes a slightly different tack on one of my favorite science-fictional themes: the evolution of the human race. Ever since I first read Dune as a pimple-faced boy, I’ve thought that …

Permutation City, by Greg Egan

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Greg Egan is one of the most inventive and exciting current SF writers. His SF is distinctly “hard”, rife with “cutting edge” speculations, and also generally “through-composed”, in that he tries to set …

Diaspora, by Greg Egan

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating By the late 30th century, human beings have split into several different manifestations. Most people reside as virtual consciousness in the polises, independent city-states embedded in virtual reality. Others, the gleisners, occupy robot …