If We Had Known, edited by Mike McPhail

Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? If We Had Known, edited by Mike McPhail, presents thirteen stories of humanity’s future, each one (some more than others) exploring the theme of if we had know what would …

The Die Is Cast, edited by Greg Schauer

Genre: Military Science Fiction Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 201 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Die Is Cast, edited by Greg Schauer, contains 10 stories by Mike McPahil and Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Although The Die Is Cast was published in 2017, most of the stories …

Yesterday’s Dreams, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Yesterday’s Dreams, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Kara O’Keefe, overwhelmed by the expenses of her father’s cancer treatments, finds herself forced to give up the violin passed down to her by her …

The Halfling’s Court, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Genre:  Urban Fantasy Publisher:  eSpec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? To condense the official blurb: In The Halfling’s Court, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Lance Cosain is the halfling (as in half-human, half-elf, not the Middle Earth kind) leader of The Wild Hunt …

The Beauty, by Aliya Whiteley

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley is a strange sort of Science Fiction. Original and odd, this story takes you in an unexpected u-turn within the first few chapters and then just …

The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  SJ Higbeee Have you read this book? Those of you who are regular visitors to this blog will know that I am continually banging on about how much I love the How To Train Your Dragon …

In All Directions, by David Sherman

Genre: Military SF Publisher: Espec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In All Directions, by David Sherman, is the second book in his The 18th Race series, covering military action by the Earth against a particularly aggressive alien species that invaded and …

The Salt Line, by Holly Goddard Jones

Genre: Apocalyptic Science Fiction Publisher:   Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the near future (the reader isn’t told precisely when) the United States has broken up into a separate zones, each zone protected by a “salt line”, a broad expanse of scorched …

Taste of Marrow, by Sarah Gaily

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After enjoying the hippo-related mayhem of River of Teeth and looking forward to reading what happens next as the first book left everything on something of a cliffhanger, I was delighted to spot …

Price of Eden, by Brian Burt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? This is the third and final book in Brian Burt’s Aquarius Rising series. I read the first two, which I enjoyed quite a lot, but I would have to say the …

Star Wars: The Cold, by Cavan Scott

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Egmont Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Oscar and I have thoroughly enjoyed this series–the last book particularly captured the menace of being trapped in deep space on a ship with a number of really creepy little creatures. So …

Penric’s Fox, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Spectrum Literary Agency Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This series has become a firm favorite with both Himself and me, having been largely responsible for my renewed interest in reading novellas. So I was delighted when this one popped up …

Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen, we’re introduced to Emmet Atwater and nine other teens, all candidates selected by the corporation Babel. In secret and using technology most of the …

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 …