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EW Reviews SF/F

Issue #975 (January 25, 2008) of Entertainment Weekly offers some brief reviews of science fiction and fantasy books.

Here’s a snippet…

by George R.R. Martin, Gardner R. Dozois, and Daniel Abraham

Movie Pitch: Predator meets Camus’ The Stranger.

Lowdown: Classic SF – a tense interspecies battle of wits and tangy atmospherics and a bleak lesson on the meaning of freedom.

Grade: A

by Simon R. Green

Movie Pitch: Sam Spade meets Sirius Black…in The Case of the Cosmic MacGuffin!

Lowdown: Green’s crabby wit and inventively gruesome set pieces make up for a scattershot mystery plot.

Grade: B+

by Adrian Phoenix

Movie Pitch: Interview with the Vampire meets The Manchurian Candidate.

Lowdown: Hard-charging action sequences, steamy sex scenes, and a surprising government conspiracy makes this debut, the first in a series, engrossingly fun.

Grade: B+

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on EW Reviews SF/F

  1. I think trying to make sense of SF/F novels by using “movie pitches” is an incredibly dumb idea–but then again, it is Entertainment Weekly.

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