Hell House, by Richard Matheson

Genre: Horror Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jeff Edwards Have you read this book? The Belasco house in Maine — Hell House — is regarded as the Mount Everest of haunted houses. Two previous expeditions into the empty mansion, first in 1931 and later …

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 Gilded Chain, by Dave Duncan

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Morrow William and Co Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? Imagine that Sir Thomas More had not only lived as a master swordsman, but that he had never needed to choose sides in Henry VIII’s “Great Cause”. If you …

A Stir of Echoes, by Richard Matheson

Genre: Paranormal Publisher: Tor Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: The Gauntlet Press’s re-release of the classic Richard Matheson novel also includes Mr. Matheson’s original screenplay adaptation of the book. DETAILS: In A Stir of Echoes we are presented with a perfectly …

The Wysard, by Carolyn Kephart

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Sterling House Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Wysards and magick and daimons? With a combination like that, plausibility usually goes up in smoke. No fear. Kephart has taken care of that problem with extremely vibrant storytelling. Her characters …

A.D. 999, by Jadrien Bell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Oh, how primitive and superstitious people were in the 10th century! Just because a calendar was about to roll over, they thought the world was going to end, that horrors awaited them …

Widow’s Walk, by Steve Beai

Genre: Horror Publisher: W M Books Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? It begins when the body of a child is found in the dense foliage at the back of a children’s playground — an area once known as Widow’s Walk. In …

Come Out Tonight, by Richard Laymon

Genre: Horror Publisher: CD Publications Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? I’ve always thought that Richard Laymon books are a little like Chinese food. They look appetizing, you get plenty of tasty portions, they can sometimes make you feel a bit sick, …

Dawn Thief, by James Barclay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? This is your basic swords and sorcery type adventure story, albeit one with a high attrition rate. The Raven are a mercenary outfit in the fantasy land of Balaia. …

Perseus Spur, by Julian May

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? After the quasi-epic Pliocene Exile/Galatic Milieu books, this light SF detective adventure is quite a departure for May. Helmut Icicle is the alias of a falsely convicted criminal living on …

On Blue’s Waters, by Gene Wolfe

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Under the heading “Simply embarrassing that more people don’t read Wolfe”, one reviewer wrote: I looked at my local Barnes and Noble. I drove to a Borders which …

Heroes Die, by Matthew Woodring Stover

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? I liked Heroes Die a lot, and that bothers me for two reasons. First, this book could be considered little more than a glorified Chuck Norris movie translated to an SF/F …