Cat’s Breakfast, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? Cat’s Breakfast is an anthology from Third Flatiron that pays tribute to the inspiration of Kurt Vonnegut, presenting stories that seek (and mostly succeed) to emulate Vonnegut’s dark humor …

Destiny, by William Emmett

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Xlibris Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Destiny by William Emmett, came out in 2017 and it was nice to read a recently released novel. In this science fiction tale, super high tech meets a totalitarian medieval state along …

Crash Land on Kurai, by S. J. Pajonas

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Onigiri Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? One of my book blogging buddies, Lola, reviewed this book here and I was so intrigued by the premise, I got hold of it. Crash Land on Kurai is the first book …

Battle for Rome, by Ian James Ross

Genre: Alternate History (historical fantasy) Publisher: Overlook Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Battle for Rome is the third book in the Twilight of Empire historical fantasy series, which takes place at the end of the Roman empire and focuses primarily on …

Sungrazer, by Jay Posey

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Angry Robot Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Outriders – see my review here–so when I saw this sequel pop up on the Netgalley dashboard, I immediately requested it. In a new Cold War …

Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

Genre: Publisher: Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 4 stars Reviewer: Have you read this book? I spotted this offering on Netgalley and really loved the sound of it, so requested it and was delighted to be approved, given that VanderMeer is a talented author with a gift for writing the disturbing–see …

The Broken Ones, by Danielle L. Jensen

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Watkins Media Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’ll know I have a habit of falling into book series without meaning to, and this Netgalley offering is no exception. By pure luck, …

The Dog Walker, by Lesley Thomson

Genre: Thriller Publisher: Head of Zeus Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I was delighted to see this one on Kindle as I had wanted to attend the book launch, but simply been too ill. Now that I have got ahead with my Netgalley arcs, …

The Space Between the Stars, by Anne Corlett

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Berkley Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating …

People of the Sun, by Jason Parent

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Sinister Grin Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? People of the Sun, by Jason Parent is a first contact book, with aliens landing on Earth. First contact stories come with a lot of built in tropes: how the …

Netherspace, by Andrew Lane and Nigel Foster

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael Griffiths Have you read this book? Netherspace by Andrew Lane and Nigel Foster is a Science Fiction novel with a huge imaginative scope. These folks bring in the concept of Netherspace, which is a method of traveling through …

The Scattering, by Kimberley McCreight

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Harper Collins Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I enjoyed the first book, The Outliers–see my review here–and was pleased to see this offering on NetGalley so that I could find out what happens next…. Wylie may have escaped the …

Principia Ponderosa, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Weird Western Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing  Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Third Flatiron Press has been putting fun little anthologies for a while now. Principa Ponderosa, edited by Juliana Rew, is the 18th Third Flatiron anthology. I’ve read numerous other and found them all, like Principia Ponderosa, to …

Cold Welcome, by Elizabeth Moon

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Del Ray Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee I loved Moon’s Vatta’s War and The Serrano Legacy series–see my review here. So when Himself picked this one up as an Easter pressie, I was thrilled. Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, …

The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge

Genre: Alternate History Publisher: Penguin Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? I’m wasn’t sure how to classify this one. It’s fiction, and speculative, but it’s not fantastic speculation, if that makes any sense. I decided to go with alternate history; a story …

Snared, by Jennifer Estep

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher:  Pocket Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year, I plunged into the tail-end of this series, Unraveled–see my review here. So when I saw Snared was available, I immediately requested the arc from Netgalley, keen for another slice …

From Darkest Skies, by Sam Peters

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Gollancz Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Sj Higbee Have you read this book? I enjoy my whodunits and I love science fiction, so it was a no-brainer that I would request an arc for this far future murder mystery. After a five year sabbatical following the …

Avengers of the Moon by, Allen Steele

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee I saw the wonderful retro cover on Netgalley and couldn’t resist, particularly as I have read and enjoyed the first four books in the Coyote series – see my review of Spindrift. It was an age of miracles. …