The Still, by David Feintuch

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Warner Books Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Dennis Kriesel Have you read this book? The Still has action, drama, emotion, and a sense of import to its happenings. Feintuch attempts to provide something unique while still appealing to fans of traditional heroic fantasy, with the …

War in Heaven, by David Zindell

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is the last in the Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy, following The Broken God and The Wild. Danlo Ringess has returned to Thiells from his successful explorations of the Wild, …

Jericho Moon, by Matthew Woodring Stover

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Roc Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Heather Hunt Have you read this book? Within the first 200 pages of Jericho Moon, I was anticipating giving this historical fantasy novel a high rating. Stover has certainly done his homework on ancient history and the religions of …

The Troika, by Stepan Chapman

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ministry of Whimsy Press Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Is Naomi a brontosaurus? Is Eva an aged Hispanic woman? Is Alex a sentient Jeep? If these are the only questions that plague you throughout The Troika, then you …

Sword in the Storm, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I have read David Gemmell before. Many years ago, I read Waylander II, or some such novel. As you can tell, it had little impact on me. Granted, it proved an enjoyable …

Darwinia, by Robert Charles Wilson

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Tor Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? It’s almost a truism that expectations play a huge role in how we judge a book. I actively dislike the alternate history subgenre so was prepared to hate Darwinia. As …

The Face of Apollo, by Fred Saberhagen

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? In the movie Heathers, Veronica Sawyer’s father asks, “God damn, won’t somebody tell me why I read these spy novels?” to which she replies, “Because you’re an idiot.” I feel the …

Parallelities, by Alan Dean Foster

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Random House Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? This is a typical Foster novel. Take a subculture character from the ordinary world and send him on a whirlwind tour of the absurd. Unfortunately, the joke is wearing …

Priam’s Lens, by Jack L. Chalker

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? With the exception of the recent Wonderland Gambit trilogy (which I plan to pick up soon), I own every SF book Jack L. Chalker has written. Priam’s Lens is just …

Factoring Humanity, by Robert J. Sawyer

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Sawyer makes a valiant attempt to write a science fiction story that is as much about real human relationships as it is about science. While this is a …

Komarr, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Baen Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Why write a review of any already popular book? That’s a good question, I guess. After all, most of the people who are going to read Komarr probably already have, …

She is the Darkness, by Glen Cook

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? She Is The Darkness is the second book of “Glittering Stone”, the tail-end of Glen Cook’s “Black Company” series. This novel is followed by Water Sleeps and Soldiers Live. The Black Company …

Child of the River, by Paul J. McAuley

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? Paul J. McAuley, an up-and-coming British SF writer, is a name to watch. He’s had a number of excellent short stories in Interzone and elsewhere. Child of …

The Star Fraction, by Ken MacLeod

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? Moh Kohn is a mercenary with an intelligent gun. Janis Taine is a biologist researching memory drugs. When Kohn goes to Taine’s laboratory after a raid, the drugs …

Deepdrive, by Alexander Jablokov

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Morrow, William & Co Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? I’ve been a fan of Jablokov’s ever since reading his first short stories in Asimov’s. I really liked his first novel, Carve the Sky, which was “baroque” …

Foundation’s Fear, by Gregory Benford

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Prism Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Michael Lichter Have you read this book? Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is one of the great classics of science fiction. Spanning a period of several thousand years, it tells the tragic story on one hand of an …

To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating To Say Nothing of the Dog is one of Connie Willis’ time travel stories, sharing a milieu with her award-winning novelette “Fire Watch” and her award-winning novel Doomsday Book. I’m very fond of …

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 …

Bloom, by Wil McCarthy

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating My reading stack already contains more volumes than I could hope to get through in a lifetime, so there’s a better than even chance I’d never have gotten around to reading Bloom. But I …