Issue #908 (November 24, 2006) of Entertainment Weekly offers some brief reviews of science fiction and fantasy books. Here’s a snippet…
The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
Last Word: Scalzi’s hilarious political thriller, filled with heroes, hackers, religious cults, and AI, is so absurd that it becomes believable. His best book yet.
The Sky People by S.M. Stirling
Last Word: It takes Stirling 100 pages to get started, but he finds a sturdy foundation for his planned sequel.
A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day
Last Word: Day;s epic paints an engrossing high-tech-decaying-into-low-tech future, with lots of Machiavellian intrigue and a fascinating struggle by humans to understand their machines.
In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente
Last Word: Valente’s lyrical, withcy, sometimes garish fantasy mixes feminist grit and pixie dust.