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 …

Conqueror Fantastic, edited by Pamela Sargent

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Penguin Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? Conqueror Fantastic is a collection of thirteen historical fantasy tales, running the gamut from the Aztecs and Greeks up to twentieth century America and Germany. If there is a running theme …

Cycle of the Werewolf, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Penguin Published: 1985 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? A bloodthirsty beast attacks when the moon is full each month – and the residents of Tarker’s Mills, Maine, seem to think that the problem will drift away if they ignore it. …

Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Published: 1990 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Any novel that poses the question, “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” has just cobbled together a pretty big shoe to fill, and Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the …

Westmark, by Lloyd Alexander

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Published: 1981 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Penguin Putnam is one of the most respected names in publishing, so when they announce the addition of a new imprint, it is front page news in the book world. When …

The Regulators, by Richard Bachman

Genre: Horror Publisher: Penguin Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Ram Samudrala Have you read this book? Is there anyone who doesn’t know that Richard Bachman is a pseudonym for Stephen King? No? I didn’t think so. If there’s any book that proves that King needs a good editor, …

The Haunting Of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Genre: Horror Publisher: Penguin Published: 1959 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Regardless of the quality of Jan (Speed) De Bont’s big-budget interpretation — a film I have not yet seen and probably never will — the hype surrounding The Haunting last year did …