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REVIEW: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

REVIEW SUMMARY: More a romance fantasy than science fiction, the bestselling author of the young adult Twilight vampire/werewolf series puts a slightly original romantic [...]

October 22, 2008 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Stalking the Vampire by Mike Resnick

REVIEW SUMMARY: The detective story takes a back seat to the humor as wisecracking detective John Justin Mallory solves another mystery – this one involving vampires. [...]

October 21, 2008 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Apollo by Barry Malzberg

REVIEW SUMMARY: This is a puzzling book with a puzzling plot. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Astronaut Harry Evans returns from a disastrous Venus Mission and schizophrenically [...]

October 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Necroscope by Brian Lumley

REVIEW SUMMARY: I can’t remember the last time I wanted to return to a book as much as this one. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Necroscope Harry Keogh uses his ability to [...]

October 6, 2008 // 11 Comments

REVIEW: Every Last Drop by Charlie Huston

REVIEW SUMMARY: A good series overall, but this one is a misstep. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: MY REVIEW: PROS: Joe is a likable character with an attitude that just [...]

September 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Pirate Sun by Karl Schroeder

REVIEW SUMMARY: The continuation of Schroeder’s Virga sequence is an action-packed, hard sf space opera worth reading. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Chaison Fanning [...]

September 16, 2008 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi

REVIEW SUMMARY: A weaker outing in the otherwise hugely enjoyable Old Man’s War universe. MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: Zoe is a very likable character; previously-unseen [...]

September 9, 2008 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory

REVIEW SUMMARY: A combination wacky pop-culture alt-history and moving portrait of mental illness MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Del has to try to understand the demons that are [...]

September 8, 2008 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

REVIEW SUMMARY: The 5th book in a series, this novel keeps up the quality work seen in previous efforts with a darker tale. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: England is threatened [...]

September 4, 2008 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

REVIEW SUMMARY: A welcome return to the author’s Revelation Space universe for this reader. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A collection of 8 stories set in the Revelation [...]

August 19, 2008 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Stalking the Unicorn by Mike Resnick

REVIEW SUMMARY: Overcomes my normal indifference towards fantasy through Resnick’s lighthearted tone and humorous dialogue MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Private detective [...]

August 12, 2008 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost

REVIEW SUMMARY: An entertaining story about stories. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A young girl must discover her own story in order to save those whom she loves. MY REVIEW: [...]

August 4, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Plague Year by Jeff Carlson

REVIEW SUMMARY: Good premise, plausible science, fast-moving plot, but characters that are hard to care about. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Survivors of a nanotech plague [...]

July 29, 2008 // 0 Comments

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