“The narrative, and its narrator, remain elliptical to the final page.”
“This is a fairly engaging work of fiction, if not terribly layered or complex.”
“Locklands completes another excellent trilogy from an author producing some of the most original and compelling fantasy in the genre.”
“leaves the reader with a profound sense of satisfaction.”
“Aurora provides a refreshing alternative to most apocalyptic tales but . . .”
“Few books strike that balance so well, delivering laughter and smiles inside a story that feels like it matters. . . .
“Kingfisher has a singular talent for balancing frightening details with humor and characters who will immediately find a home in readers’ hearts.
The Discord of Gods is the explosive conclusion to Jenn Lyons’ five-book, million-word fantasy epic series A Chorus of Dragons that began in 2019 with The Ruin of Kings.
“an entirely human and hopeful book.”
"‘Becoming the library, as if it were swallowing her whole . . . an infinite nothing—everything, a god—no, a place—which is it? . . . a realm, a guide, a library, a god.’"
“Ashton’s emphasis is clearly on the moral and philosophical implications of the Mickeys, however, not on first contact, cross-cultural relations, or the evils of colonialism.
“Recommended reading for those looking for a more lighthearted take on a region riven by suffering and war.
“Richard Thomas, the award-winning author of three novels, three short story collections, and over 150 stories in print, does not disappoint with his latest collection of short stories . .
“All in all, Sanderson has given the reader another home run, a wildly inventive, fast-paced romp that proves, once again, he is the leader in modern fantasy.”
Lovers of drama and citizens worried about politics should read this book that probably inspired and influenced Brave New World and 1984.
In this genderbending and queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty, treasure hunter Fi finds herself tasked with saving the cursed prince Briar Rose.
Nnedi Okorafor has an established reputation as a science fiction novelist and as a leading Africanfuturist.
“Absynthe is a solidly imagined period piece with a lot of surprises and a unique style.”
“‘Why am I here?’ he keeps asking, up until his inevitable execution at which point his keeper finally answers: No more questions.’
“This latest in the Great Detective’s further adventures is no disappointment.
“a debut space-adventure story outstanding in its genre.”
“an amusing, well-written cyberpunk thriller that is paced finely enough to keep the reader turning the pages.”
“Stine’s writing is clear, unadorned, and honest yet electrifying, much like her characters, and the story is a pleasure to read.”
The characters in Alison Stine's new novel, her second, have names like Trillium, Rattlesnake Master, Shanghai, Miami, and Coral, a young woman who was abandoned by her mother and who has lost her
Based on true events, Brent Spiner, of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, takes a weird, often hilarious look at his early career via the lens of a fan stalking event that involves, amon