The Wild, by David Zindell

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the second in the Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy, following The Broken God. Danlo Ringess has qualified as a space pilot and leaves the city of Neverness with many …

City on Fire, by Walter Jon Williams

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Morrow William and Co Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the sequel to Metropolitan; indeed the action starts when Metropolitan left off, in either a far-future Earth or more likely an alternate one. Constantine has become …

The Sweetheart Season, by Karen Joy Fowler

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Random House Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? Karen Joy Fowler’s first novel, Sarah Canary, is a marvel, an amazing, original novel about aliens, of all sorts, in the 1870’s American West. It is extraordinarily assured, the best …

Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Louis Maistros Have you read this book? This book review has no business being here. It’s not current (came out in 1996) and is not horror in the traditional sense (though some of the content …

Night Lamp, by Jack Vance

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? Night Lamp is Science Fiction in Vance’s most familiar style, elegantly written, full of ironic bits, often downright funny, portraying at least three complex social structures based on …

Blue Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? One of the most impressive ongoing hard science fiction epics of recent years has been Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. Red Mars won the Nebula award, Green Mars won …

The Stone Canal, by Ken MacLeod

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? It’s long been true that a lot of the best SF comes from British or UK-based writers. Nowadays, frustratingly for those of us in the US, a lot …

Corrupting Dr. Nice, by John Kessel

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? A cheap answer to the question “When did I know I would like Corrupting Dr. Nice?” would be to say “When I saw the name John Kessel on …

Ribofunk, by Paul Di Filippo

Genre: Cyberpunk Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Have you read this book? Why not rate it? In this loosely interconnected collection of short stories, DiFillipo has created a world after my own heart, a transgenic world in which the advances …

The Fortunate Fall, by Raphael Carter

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 1996 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating This is really, really, good. Set in the 23rd century, the Russian narrator (Maya, making at least three major SF novels this year to feature a major character named Maya (also Holy Fire and …