Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow & Co. Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? Cryptonomicon was first published in 1999 and continues Neal Stephenson’s fairly meteoric rise from obscurity to the bestseller lists. After attracting the praise of William Gibson and Bruce …

Child of the River, by Paul J. McAuley

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? Paul J. McAuley, an up-and-coming British SF writer, is a name to watch. He’s had a number of excellent short stories in Interzone and elsewhere. Child of …

Ancients of Days, by Paul J. McAuley

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? Confluence is not a planet. Though it hangs in space like a planet, it oscillates rather than rotates, so that the sun rises in its sky, then …

Deepdrive, by Alexander Jablokov

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Morrow, William & Co Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Have you read this book? I’ve been a fan of Jablokov’s ever since reading his first short stories in Asimov’s. I really liked his first novel, Carve the Sky, which was “baroque” …

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Bill Sheehan Have you read this book? In the introduction to his 1973 collection, Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison stated that “when belief in a god dies, the god dies,” yielding, inevitably, to deities who reflect …

Rules of Conflict, by Kristine Smith

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? I liked Kristine Smith’s Code of Conduct a lot and apparently so did a lot of other people, because Smith was nominated for the John W. Campbell …

Realware, by Rudy Rucker

Genre: Cyberpunk Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating Rudy Rucker’s fiction is concerned with mathematical anomalies and the manipulation of consciousness, the creation of new beings from the cross-fertilization of materials technology, computer science and biotech, and the lives of …

Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow & Co. Published: 1968 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating Gods, but I miss Roger Zelazny. Didn’t know the man, although I did have a chance to meet him once, when I was fifteen, at the second Phoenix LepreCon, St. Paddy’s …

Eater, by Gregory Benford

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow & Co. Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating In the final analysis, this is another hard sf disaster novel a la Lucifer’s Hammer. The difference is that Eater doesn’t depict a Big Dumb Space Object Headed for Earth, but …

Hammerfall, by C. J. Cherryh

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Morrow, William & Co Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Elizabeth Kelley Buzbee Reader Rating When Hammerfall came out this summer, I rushed to get my copy. There are only a couple of SF writers for whom I will shell out the extra bucks for a …