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 …

The Mars Transmission, by Ronald Reed Jackson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Keeper and Sol Publishing Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In a perfect world, an editor at a ‘real’ publishing company would have seen the potential in Ronald Reed Jackson’s The Mars Transmission. With some dedicated guidance, …

Ender’s Shadow, by Orson Scott Card

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Burt Smith Have you read this book? Ender’s Shadow is the fifth book by Orson Scott Card that is set in the universe of Ender’s Game. However, unlike most books that are part of a continuing …

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, …

Hearts in Atlantis, by Stephen King

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Have you read this book? In the bottom corner of the cover it states: “NEW FICTION,” so what is this book then– a collection of five connected stories or a (somewhat) experimental …

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 …

Dragon Weather, by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? Watt-Evans frequently posts on a newsgroup I read, so when I saw that he had a new release out, I figured I’d buy it even though I was unfamiliar …