Book Reviews

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Abercrombie, Joe. Red Country [Orbit, 2012]
Abercrombie, Joe. Half a King [Del Rey, 2014]
Abraham, Daniel. The Dragon’s Path [Orbit, 2011]
Abraham, Daniel. The King’s Blood [Orbit, 2012]
Abraham, Daniel. The Dragon’s Path/The King’s Blood (Second Opinion) [Orbit, 2011-2012]
Abraham, Daniel. The Tyrant's Law [Orbit, 2013]
Abraham, Daniel. The Widow's House [Orbit, 2014]
Abraham, Daniel. The Spider's War [Orbit, 2016]
Adams, Guy. The Good, the Bad and the Internal [Solaris, 2013]
Adams, Guy. Once Upon a Time in Hell [Solaris, 2013]
Adams, Guy. For a Few Souls More [Solaris, 2014]
Adams, Matt. I, Crimsonstreak [Candlemark & Gleam, 2013]
Adams, Matt. Crimsonstreak II [Candlemark & Gleam, 2013] 
Addison, Katherine. The Goblin Emperor [Tor, 2014]
al-Ayad, Djibril, Matthey, Cécile, and Vitale, Valeria, eds. TFF-X [The Future Fire, 2015]
Ahmed, Saladin. Throne of the Crescent Moon [DAW, 2012]
Aiken, Joan. The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories [Small Beer Press, 2016]
Asher, Neal. Dark Intelligence [Night Shade Books, 2015]
Asher, Neal. War Factory [Night Shade Books, 2016]  
Bach, Rachel. Fortune's Pawn [Orbit, 2013]
Bach, Rachel. Honor's Knight [Orbit, 2014]
Bach, Rachel. Heaven's Queen [Orbit, 2014] 
Banks, Iain M. The Player of Games [Orbit/Macmillan, 1988]
Barnhill, Kelly. The Unlicensed Magician [PS Publishing, 2015]
Barrus, S.C. Discovering Aberration [Away and Away Publishing, 2013]
Bauers, W.C. Unbreakable [Tor, 2015]
Beagle, Peter S. Summerlong [Tachyon, 2016]
Beagle, Peter S. In Calabria [Tachyon, 2017]
Beal, Clifford. Gideon’s Angel [Solaris, 2013]
Bear, Elizabeth. Range of Ghosts [Tor, 2012]
Bear, Elizabeth. Shattered Pillars [Tor, 2013]
Bear, Elizabeth. Steles of the Sky [Tor, 2014]
Bear, Elizabeth. Karen Memory [Tor, 2015]
Bear, Greg. War Dogs [Orbit, 2014]
Bear, Greg, ed. Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 [Pyr, 2015]
Beaulieu, Bradley P. & Rob Ziegler. The Burning Light [ Publishing, 2016]
Bell, E.D.E, The Banished Craft [Atthis Arts, LLC, 2015]
Bell, E.D.E, The Fettered Flame [Atthis Arts, LLC, 2016]
Bennett, Robert Jackson. City of Stairs [Broadway Books, 2014] 
Bigelow, Susan Jane. The Daughter Star [Candlemark & Gleam, 2013]
Cadigan, Pat. Mindplayers [Bantam Spectra, 1987]
Cambias, James L. A Darkling Sea [Tor, 2014]
Carey, M. R. The Girl with All the Gifts. [Orbit, June 2014]
Christopher, Adam. The Burning Dark [Tor, 2015]
Chu, Wesley. Time Salvager [Tor Books, 2015]
Condie, Ally. Reached [Speak, 2013]
Corbiere, Yves. Mimi and Ky: The Beginning [Amazon, 2016]
Corey, James S. A. Leviathan Wakes [Orbit, 2011]
Corey, James S. A. Babylon's Ashes [Orbit, 2016]
Correia, Larry. Son of the Black Sword [Baen, 2015]
Cox, Greg. The Librarians and the Lost Lamp [Tor, 2016]
Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park [Knopf, 1990]
Cronin, Justin. The Passage [Ballantine, 2010]
Cronin, Justin. The Twelve [Ballatine, 2012]
Crouch, Blake. Wayward Pines Trilogy [Thomas & Mercer, 2012-2014]
Dalglish, David. A Dance of Cloaks [Orbit, 2013]
Dana, Rick, ed. AnarchoSF: Science Fiction and the Stateless Society, Vol. 1 [Obsolete! Press, 2014] 
David, James. F. Dinosaur Thunder [Forge, 2012]
De Castell, Sebastien. Traitor's Blade [Jo Fletcher Books, 2014]
De Castell, Sebastien. Knight's Shadow [Jo Fletcher Books, 2015]
De Pierres, Marianne. Peacemaker [Angry Robot, 2014]
Deal, Tara. That Night Alive [Miami University Press, September 20, 2016]
Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle [Putnam, 1962]
Doctorow, Corey. Pirate Cinema [Tor Teen, 2012]
Due, Tananarive. Ghost Summer: Stories [Prime, 2016]
Durst, Sarah Beth. The Lost [Harlequin/Mira Books, 2014]
Finch, Sprange and Venables. The Secret Zombie History of the World [Abaddon, 2013]
Effinger, George Alec. When Gravity Fails [Arbor House, 1987]
Elliott, Kate. Black Wolves [Orbit, 2015]
Elliott, Kate. Court of Fives [Little, Brown, 2016]
Erikson, Steven. Willful Child [Tor, 2014]
Esslemont, Ian C. Night of Knives [Tor Books, 2004]
Esslemont, Ian C. Blood and Bone [Tor 2013]
Ewing, Al. The Fictional Man [Solaris, 2013]
Feist, Raymond E. A Kingdom Besieged [Harper Voyager, 2011]
Foster, Emily. The Drowning Eyes [ Publishing, 2016]
Fowler, Christopher. Plastic [Solaris, 2013]
Gaiman, Neil. American Gods [William Morrow, 2001]
Gaiman, Neil. Fortunately, the Milk [Harper Collins, 2013] 
Gaiman, Neil. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. [William Morrow, 2013]
Gates, Jaym and Liptak, Andrew, eds. War Stories [Apex Publications, 2014]
Gibson, William. Neuromancer [Ace, 1984]
Gibson, William. The Peripheral [Putnam, 2014]
Gilman, Carolyn Ives. Dark Orbit [Tor Books, 2015]
Gonzales, Manuel. The Regional Office is Under Attack! [Riverhead, 2016]
Grant, Mira. Parasite [Orbit, 2013]
Grant, Mira. Rise: The Complete Newsflesh Collection [Orbit, 2016]
Gregory, Daryl. We Are All Completely Fine [Tachyon, 2014]
Grey-Sun, Harambee K. Bloodlight - The Apocalypse of Robert Goldner [BookBaby, 2013]
Grossman, Austin. You. [Mulholland, 2013]
Grossman, Lev. The Magicians [Viking Press, 2009]
Grossman, Lev. The Magician King [Viking Press, 2011]
Grossman, Lev. The Magician's Land [ Viking Press, 2014]
Gwynne, John. Malice [Orbit, 2012]
Gwynne, John. Valor [Orbit, 2014]
Gwynne,  John. Ruin [Orbit, 2015]
Heinlein, Robert A. Orphans of the Sky [Astounding Science Fiction, 1941]
Hiebner, Leanna Renee. The Eterna Files [Tor, 2015]
Higgins, C.A. Lightless [Del Rey, 2015]
Higgins, Peter. Wolfhound Century [Orbit/Gollancz, 2013]
Higgins, Peter. Truth and Fear [Orbit, 2014] 
Holm, Chris F. Dead Harvest [Angry Robot, 2013]
Holt, Tom. The Good, The Bad, and the Smug [Orbit, 2015]
Howey, Hugh. Wool [Simon & Schuster, 2012]
Howey, Hugh. I, Zombie [Broad Reach, 2012]
Howey, Hugh. Half Way Home [CreateSpace, 2013].
Howey, Hugh. Sand [Broad Reach, 2014]
Howey, Hugh. Beacon 23 [Broad Reach, 2015]
Hughes, Tote. Fountain [Miami University Press, 2014]
Hulick, Douglas. Among Thieves [Roc, 2011]
Hulick, Douglas. Sworn in Steel [Roc, 2014]
Hurley, Kameron The Geek Feminist Revolution [Tor, 2016]
Hutchinson, Dave. Europe in Autumn [Solaris, 2014]
Hutchinson, Dave. Europe at Midnight [Solaris, 2015] 
Hutchinson, Dave. Europe in Winter [Solaris, 2016] 
Jackson, Shirley. We Have Always Lived in the Castle [Penguin Classics, 2006]. (Reprint Edition)
Jakobsen, Mette. The Vanishing Act [W.W. Norton/Vintage, 2012]
Jama-Everett, Ayize. The Entropy of Bones [Small Beer, 2015]
Jemisin, N.K. The Inheritance Trilogy [Orbit, 2010-11]
Jemisin, N.K. The Killing Moon [Orbit, 2012]
Jemisin, N. K. The Shadowed Sun [Orbit, 2012]
Jemisin, N.K. The Fifth Season [Orbit, 2015]
Jemisin, N.K. The Obelisk Gate. [Orbit, 2016]
Johnson, Kij. At the Mouth of the River of Bees [Small Beer Press, 2012]
Johnson, Sarah L. Suicide Stitch [EMP Publishing, 2016]
Kane, Paul. Hooded Man [Abbadon, 2013]
Kearney, Paul. The Ten Thousand [Solaris, 2008]
Kearney, Paul. A Different Kingdom [Solaris Books, 2014]
Kelleher, Pat. No Man's World (trilogy) [Abaddon Books, 2015]
Khaw, Cassandra. Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef [Abaddon Books, 2015]
Knight, Julia. Swords and Scoundrels [Orbit, 2015]
LaValle, Victor. The Ballad of Black Tom [ Publising, 2016]
LeGuin, Ursula K. The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. LeGuin, Vol. One: Where on Earth [Small Beer Press, 2012]
LeGuin, Ursula K. The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. LeGuin, Vol. 2: Outer Space, Inner Lands [Small Beer Press, 2012]
Leckie, Ann. Ancillary Justice [Orbit, 2013] (second opinion)
Leckie, Ann. Ancillary Sword [Orbit, 2014]
Leckie, Ann. Ancillary Mercy [Orbit, 2015]
Lemberg, Rose (ed). An Alphabet of Embers [Stone Bird Press, 2016]
Liu, Cixin (trans. Ken Liu). The Three-Body Problem [Tor, 2014]
Liu, Ken. The Grace of Kings [Saga, 2015]
Lord, Karen. The Galaxy Game [Del Rey Spectra, 2015] 
Lynch, Scott. Red Seas Under Red Skies [Spectra, 2008]
Lynch, Scott. The Republic of Thieves [Del Rey, 2013]
Marshall, Alex. A Crown for Cold Silver [Orbit, 2015]
Martin, George R. R. The Ice Dragon [Tor, 2014]
Martin, George R. R. and Gardner Dozois, eds. Dangerous Women [Tor, 2013]
Martin, George R.R., Elio M. Garcia, J.R., and Linda Antonsson. The World of Ice and Fire [Bantam, 2014]
McClellan, Brian. Promise of Blood [Orbit, 2013]
McClellan, Brian. The Crimson Campaign [Orbit, 2014]
McGuire, Seanan. Every Heart a Doorway [ Publishing, 2016]
Mièville, China. The Last Days of New Paris. [Del Rey, 2016]
Miller, Karen. The Falcon Throne [Orbit, 2014]
Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz [EOS, 1960, 1996 (Reprint)]. 
Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks [Random House, 2014]
Moher, Aidan. Tide of Shadows and Other Stories [2015]
Mojzes, Bernie, ed. The Flesh Made Word [Circlet Press, 2015]
Molles, D.J. The Remaining [Orbit, 2014]
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia. Signal to Noise [Solaris, 2015]
Moraine, Sunny. Singing With All My Skin and Bone [Undertow, 2016]
Mullen, Thomas. The Revisionists [Mulholland, 2013]
Murad, Mahvesh. ed. The Apex Book of World SF, Volume 4 [Apex, 2016]
Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84 [Knopf, 2011]
Naam, Ramez - Nexus [Angry Robot, 2013]
Nagamatsu, Sequoia. Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone [Black Lawrence Press, 2016]
Novik, Naomi. Uprooted [Del Rey, 2015] 
Okorafor, Nnedi. Lagoon [Hodder and Stoughton, 2014]
Older, Daniel José. Shadowshaper [Arthur A. Levine, 2015]
Older, Malka. Infomocracy [ Publishing, 2016]
Oliver, Jonathan, ed. The End of the Road [Solaris, 2013]
Oliver, Jonathan, ed. Dangerous Games [Solaris, 2014]
Oyeyemi, Helen. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours [Riverhead, 2016]
Painter, Kristen. House of the Rising Sun [Orbit, 2014]
Peeler, Nicole. Jinn and Juice [Orbit, 2015]
Peloquin, Andy. Blade of the Destroyer [J. Ellington Ashton Press, 2015]  
Peper, Eliot. Cumulus [Self Published, 2016]
Polansky, Daniel. Low Town [Hodder and Stoughton, 2012]
Pratchett, Terry. The Wee Free Men [Doubleday, 2003]
Planck, M.C. The Kassa Gambit [Tor, 2013]
Platt, Sean and David Wright. Yesterday's Gone [Collective Inkwell, 2011]
Rawn, Melanie. Touchstone [Tor, 2012]
Reynolds, Alastair. Pushing Ice [Gollancz/Ace, 2005]
Richardson, E. E. Under the Skin (Ritual Crime Unit) [Abandon, 2013]
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [Quirk, 2011]
Robinson, Kim Stanley. Shaman [Orbit, 2013]
Rockwell, J.B. Serengeti [Severed Press, 2016]
Rothfuss, Patrick. A Slow Regard of Silent Things [DAW, 2014]
Rowling, J.K., John Tiffany & Jack Thorne. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Scholastic, 2016]
Ruckley, Brian. The Free [Orbit, 2014]
Sales, Ian, ed. Rocket Science [Mutation, 2012]
Sales, Ian. Adrift on the Sea of Rains [Whippleshield Press, 2013]
Sales, Ian. The Eye With Which the Universe Beholds Itself [Whippleshield, 2013]
Sales, Ian. Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above [Whippleshield Books, 2013]
Sales, Ian. All That Outer Space Allows [Whippelshield Books, 2015]
Sales, Ian. A Prospect of War [Tickety Boo Press, 2015]
Salyards, Jeff. Scourge of the Betrayer [Night Shade Books, 2012]
Sanderson, Brandon. Mistborn [Tor, 2006]
Sanderson, Brandon. The Well of Ascension [Tor, 2007]
Sanderson, Brandon. The Hero of Ages [Tor, 2008]
Sanderson, Brandon. Shadows of Self [Tor, 2015]
Sanderson, Brandon. Bands of Mourning [Tor, 2016]
Sapkowski, Andrzej. The Last Wish [Orbit/Gollancz, 2008]
Sapkowski, Andrzej. Blood of Elves [Orbit/Gollancz, 2009]
Sapkowski, Andrzej. Time of Contempt [Orbit/Gollancz, 2013]
Sapkowski, Andrzej. Baptism of Fire [Orbit/Gollancz, 2014]
Sapkowski, Andrzej. The Tower of Swallows [Orbit/Gollancz, 2016]
Scalzi, John. Redshirts [Tor, 2012]
Scalzi, John. The Human Division (Final Take) [Tor, 2012-13]
Scalzi, John. Lock In [Tor, 2014]
Schaller, Eric. Meet Me in the Middle of the Air [Undertow, 2016]
Schwab, V.E. A Darker Shade of Magic [Tor, 2015]
Sherman, Delia. Young Woman in a Garden: Stories [Small Beer Press, 2014]
Shirley, John. A Song Called Youth (Eclipse [Questar, 1985], Eclipse Penumbra [Questar, 1988], Eclipse Corona[Questar, 1990]; revised as A Song Called Youth [Prime, 2012])
Simpson, Dave. Post-Human Omnibus [Podium Publishing, 2014]
Simpson, Dave. Inhuman [Post-Human Media, 2014]
Shute, Nevil. On the Beach [Heineman, 1957]
Smale, Alan. Clash of Eagles [Del Rey, 2015]
Smale, Alan. Eagle in Exile [Del Rey, 2016]
Smith, Wilbur. Desert God [William Morrow, 2014]
St. George, Carlie. The Case of the Little Bloody Slipper [The Book Smugglers, 2015]
Stryker, James. Assimilation [Momentum, 2016]
Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash [Bantam, 1992]
Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age, Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer [Bantam, 1995]
Stephenson, Neal. Seveneves [William Morrow, 2015].
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. Fearsome Journeys [Solaris, 2013]
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, vol. 8 [Solaris, 2014]
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. Meeting Infinity [Solaris, 2015]
Stross, Charles. Accelerando [Ace, 2005]
Stross, Charles. The Bloodline Feud [Tor Books, 2014]
Stross, Charles. The Annihilation Score [Ace Books, 2015]
Sullivan, Michael J. Theft of Swords [Orbit, 2011]
Sullivan, Michael J. Hollow World [Tachyon, 2014]
Sumner-Smith, Karina. Radiant and Defiant [Talos, 2014-15]
Sumner-Smith, Karina. Towers Fall [Talos, 2015]
Swierczynski, Duane. Point and Shoot [Mulholland Books, 2013]
Sykes, Sam. The City Stained Red [Orbit/Gollancz, 2014]
Sykes, Sam. An Affinity of Steel [Orbit, 2016]
Tan, Cecilia and Bethany Zaiatz, eds. Fantastic Erotica: The Best of Circlet Press 2008-2012 [Circlet, 2013]
Tevis, Walter. The Man Who Fell to Earth [Gold Medal Books, 1963]
Theroux, Marcel. Strange Bodies [Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014]
Thomas, Jo and Margrét Helgadóttir, eds. European Monsters [Fox Spirit, 2015]
Thomas, Jo and Margrét Helgadóttir, eds. African Monsters [Fox Spirit, 2015]
Thompson, Tade. Making Wolf [Rosarium, 2015]
Tidhar, Lavie, ed. The Apex Book of World SF 2 [Apex Publications, 2012]
Tilahun, Na'amen Gobert. The Root [Night Shade Books, 2016]
Tobler, E. Catherine. The Honey Mummy [Apokrupha, 2016]
VanderMeer, Jeff. Annihilation [Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014]
Valente, Catherynne M. Radiance [Tor, 2015]
Vasich, Mike. Loki [CreateSpace/Amazon Digital, 2011]
Wagers, K.B. Behind the Throne [Orbit, 2016]
Walton, Jo. The Just City [Tor Books, 2015]
Watts, Peter. Echopraxia [Tor Books, 2014]
Weir, Andy. The Martian [Random House, 2014]
Wendig, Chuck. Backbirds [Angry Robot, 2012] 
Wendig, Chuck. Gods and Monsters: Unclean Spirits [Abbadon, 2013]
Wexler, Django. The Thousand Names [Roc, 2013]
Wexler, Django. The Shadow Throne [Roc, 2014]
Wexler, Django. The Price of Valor [Roc, 2015] 
Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad [Doubleday, 2016]
Wilce, Ysabeau S. Prophecies, Libels, and Dreams: Stories [Small Beer Press, 2014]
Williams, Marzakis. The Emperor's Knife [Jo Fletcher Books, 2011]
Williams, Mazarkis. Knife-Sworn [Jo Fletcher Books, 2012]
Williams, Mazarkis. The Tower Broken [Jo Fletcher Books, 2014]
Williams, Tad. Dirty Streets of Heaven [DAW, 2012]
Willis, R.M. Power Rises [Burning Willow Press, 2015]
Wilson, Kai Ashante. A Taste of Honey [ Publishing, 2016]
Wise, A.C. The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again [Lethe Press, 2015]
Wolfe, Gene. A Borrowed Man [Tor, 2015]
Zebedee, Jo. Abendau's Heir [Tickety Boo Press, 2015]
Ziegler, Rob. Seed [Night Shade Books, 2012]

Crime / Pulp / Mystery

Cha, Steph. Follow Her Home [Minotaur, 2013]
Chandler, Raymond. The Lady in the Lake [Library of America, 1943]
Ellison, Harlan. Web of the City [Hard Case Crime, 2013]
Heffernan, William. When Johnny Came Marching Home [Akashic Books, 2012]
Johnson, Albert "Prodigy" and Steve Savile. H.N.I.C. [Akashic Books, 2013]
Larson, Nathan. The Dewey Decimal System [Akashic Books, 2011]
Larson, Nathan. The Nervous System [Akashic Books, 2012]
Lutpon, Rosamund. The Quality of Silence [Little Brown, 2015]
McBride, Matthew. Frank Sinatra in a Blender [New Pulp Press, 2012]
Pynchon, Thomas. Inherent Vice [Penguin, 2009]
Simenon. Tropic Moon [New York Review of Books Classics, 1933]
Spillane, Mickey and Max Allen Collins. Complex 90 [Titan, 2013]
Tem, Steve Rasnic. Ugly Behavior [New Pulp Press, 2012]
Winter, Ariel S. The Twenty-Year Death [Hard Case Crime, 2012]
Woods, Jonathan. A Death in Mexico [New Pulp Press, 2012]


King, Stephen. The Dead Zone [Viking, 1979]
King, Stephen. Joyland [Hard Case Crime, 2013]
Jackson, Shirley. The Sundial [Farrar, Straus & Cuddahy, 1958]
Smith, Scott. The Ruins [Vintage, 2008]

Other Fiction

Johnson, Adam. The Orphan Master's Son [Random House, 2012]
Lemberg, Rose. Marginalia to Stone Bird [Aqueduct Press, 2016]
Livingston, Michael. Shards of Heaven [Tor Books, 2015]


Bissell, Tom and Greg Sestero. The Disaster Artist [Simon & Schuster, 2013]
Dutton, Judy. Science Fair Season [Hyperion, 2011]
Gaiman, Neil. The View from the Cheap Seats [William Morrow, 2016]
Hillenbrand, Lauren. Unbroken [Random House, 2010]
Kushner, David. Masters of Doom [Random House, 2003]
Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. Merchants of Doubt [Bloomsbury, 2010]

(last updated 31 December 2016)