Puzzles of Flesh, by Jason Brannon

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? It isn’t fair to criticize a work solely for lacking originality. After all, it’s not whether ideas are common or uncommon that distinguishes them nearly as much as …

The God Box, by Barry B. Longyear

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: iUniverse Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? Barry Longyear usually writes science fiction; to date this is his only fantasy. It is set in an unnamed world with a rather Arabian Nights flavor, populated with beggars and merchants, wizards …

King Rat, by China Mieville

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Any story that makes you want to be more like its heroes, even its tragic ones, has something going for it, even if those heroes happen to be …

The Coming, by Joe Haldeman

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? Joe Haldeman has always been preoccupied with sex, the complications of sexual relationships, the ways in which traditional ideals break down in confrontation with real life. With a title as provocative as …

Winter Warriors, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? David Gemmell is a good writer. He’s proved that to me and I have no question as to his capability. That’s part of the problem. I know what he’s capable of. When …

Hero in the Shadows, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Fraser Ronald Have you read this book? I find myself quite capable of containing the excitement. I have to go on record before I begin my review as not being impressed by any of Mr. Gemmell’s Waylander novels so …

The Rift, by Walter Jon Williams

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Morrow William and Co Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Big, sprawling, end-of-the-world (EotW) novels happen to be a sub-genre I enjoy. Stephen King’s The Stand is one of my all-time favorites, as are others such as …

The Stone War, by Madeleine E. Robins

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Perhaps it started with Alas, Babylon or On The Beach, but some of us can’t get enough of post-apocalyptic fiction. Or dystopias, for that matter. It may be a morbid fascination, but …

The Wolf King, by Alice Borchardt

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Valerie Frankel Have you read this book? The Wolf King carries readers back to the fall of the Roman empire, a time of ghosts and werewolves, in this breathtaking historic fantasy adventure. Alice Borchard sprinkles her novel with …

Inversions, by Iain M. Banks

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? Nominally set in the Culture Universe, Inversions is seemingly bereft of of the technologically-advanced and galaxy-spanning utopia that looms large within Banks’s preceding novels. Instead the focus is on the …

Beyond the Blue Moon, by Simon R. Green

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: DAW Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? If this is your first foray into the amazing world of Simon R. Green, you’re in for some surprises. This is not your father’s sword-and-sorcery. Hawk and Fisher are a duo unlike …

Animist, by Eve Forward

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Fantasy series that can be enjoyed by young adults and, well, adult adults are few and far between, fewer still are the ones that are well done. With the Animist, …

The War in Heaven, by Theodore Beale

Genre: Faith Based Science Fiction Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? It was interesting to me to note that The War in Heaven was originally published in mass-market paperback in 2000. Now, Pocket Books has reissued it as …

Soulsaver, by James Stevens-Arce

Genre: Horror Publisher: Harcourt Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? In Puerto Rico of one hundred years hence, Armageddon fever strikes again. Experts have determined that we were wrong to fear 1999; it’s 2099 we need to worry about. But don’t, …