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. …

The Innsmouth Legacy, by Ruthanna Emrys

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. …

A Crown of Wishes, by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:   St. Martin’s Griffin Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I was blown away by The Star-Touched Queen, a YA fantasy with a strong eastern flavor that swept me away to another place and time. Indeed, it made my top …

From Ice to Ashes, by Rhett C. Bruno

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Hydra Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I read and reviewed Titanborn, a rollicking space opera set in the far reaches of the solar system, charting the adventures of Malcolm Graves, who is a fixer for the corporation controlling …

Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies! by Bruce Hale

Genre: YA Horror Publisher: Disney Hyperion Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? It’s hard to read books like this as an adult. Although some might consider Juvenile and Young Adult as synonymous, I don’t. I see young adult as my 15 or 16 and up. This more appropriately …

Off Rock, by Kieran Shea

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael Griffiths Have you read this book? Off Rock, by Kieran Shea is a Science Fiction novel with the beginning 98% of the novel taking place on an asteroid being mined by the main characters. Jimmy is a grunt …

Hero Lost, edited by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Freedom Fox Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Hero Lost, is a Fantasy Anthology edited by Alex J. Cavanaugh. This anthology has 12 short stories which all revolve around mostly traditional fantasy themes. This book comes out of …

Martians Aboard, by Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Science Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I picked this one up from my NetGalley arcs, hoping to get slightly ahead during the holiday period, rather than wanting to start the year with an engrossing book, …