The Book of Atrix Wolfe, by Patricia McKillip

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? Speculative Fiction writing, like all human endeavor, can range from excellent to atrocious. Most authors are consistent enough to occupy a fairly small part of that spectrum, but the McKillip books that …

Metropolitan, by Walter Jon Williams

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Prism Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This story takes place in a thoroughly-populated Earth of the far future, quite likely in an alternate universe. The world is divided into many metropolises, which seem to be political …

Quest for Lost Heroes, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I’ve been very effusive of my praise for David Gemmell’s ‘Rigante’ books. I’ve finished another of Mr. Gemmell’s books, this time Quest for Lost Heroes. Now, I don’t know much about the …

Struwwelpeter, by Heinrich Hoffmann

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Dover Publications Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Louis Maistros Have you read this book? Being a kid in late the nineteenth century must have been a nerve-wracking business. Not only did tots have to deal with the unabridged version of the Brothers Grimm (believe …

Star Wars: A New Hope, by George Lucas

Genre: Star Wars Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? After watching the latest Star Wars prequel, Attack of the Clones, for the second time, recently, I left the theater feeling wistful and wishing for the good old days. Suffice to …

Brightness Reef, by David Brin

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Spectra Published: 1995 Review Posted: 2/7/2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? Brightness Reef is the latest of David Brin’s “Uplift” series of novels, which began with his first novel, Sundiver, originally published in 1980. (Many of his …

Cetaganda, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Baen Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating The latest of Lois McMaster Bujold`s Miles Vorkosigan adventures, Cetaganda, is, by Bujold’s own testimony, a rather light-hearted romp, a bit of a step down in seriousness and apparent ambition from Barrayar and Mirror …

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 …

Feersum Endjinn, by Iain M. Banks

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating Iain M. Banks has been publishing SF novels for the past several years, as well as publishing mainstream novels (with horror and/or slipstream SF facets) as by Iain Banks. He has received considerable praise …