“Valdes blends found family, adventure, and humor to end a fun trilogy on a high note.”
Blake Crouch books follow a formula, of sorts: A suburban man with a family is swept up into a technological crisis that puts him on the run, alone against desperate odds, trying to save the world
“Locklands completes another excellent trilogy from an author producing some of the most original and compelling fantasy in the genre.”
“Few books strike that balance so well, delivering laughter and smiles inside a story that feels like it matters. . . .
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.
“The time of someone’s death doesn’t exist until Sapere Aude calculates it, forcing the waveform to collapse. ‘You do the math, and it makes the math come true.’”
“Timely, intelligent, and fascinating . . .”
“I am an exile twice over, once from my home and once from Teixcalaan, which could never have been my home.”
Fugitive Telemetry is the sixth installment in the Murderbot Diaries series, and it’s one of the better ones.
“Nobody writes optimistic science adventure as well as Andy Weir. Anyone who loved The Martian will adore Project Hail Mary.”
Tim Fielder’s book Infinitum tells the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African king who steals the son of his concubine and is cursed with immortality in revenge.
“an entertaining and engaging read”
“With affable characters intelligently written, it is the world-building that sets this book apart from the usual fare.”
“This book is quite entertaining. It is literally a page-turner and a very successful whodunnit.”
“Finna is a great story. It’s engaging, sometimes wrenching, and a complete epic in miniature.”
“The plot is unexceptional, but it is an easy, fun enough story to divert the reader for a few hours.”
Matt Ruff’s novels are an eclectic tour through contemporary speculative fiction and horror. Ruff has a real affinity for identifying crucial culture influences and shaping stories around them.
“A well-written bit of escapism that offers a few hours of easy reading fun.”
“an entertainingly vivid, blood-soaked, sexually charged page turner.”
When you have an imagination like Gareth Powell’s, you must write or paint or otherwise vent that imagination through art so your head won’t explode.
It’s the future; humankind is extinct, prey to the “Slow Plague,” an amalgam of all the ills flesh is heir to, “manifested in myriad diseases, lethal allergies, and physiological disorders.”
“an entertaining appetizer as fans await J. J. Abrams’ commandeering of the series with Episode VII: The Force Awakens . . .”
“Conjure is a sweet, adventure-packed romp for young teen readers.”
“. . . part family saga, part space opera, and part DaVinci Code thriller.”
“There is something flat about the story despite all the action. We move from scene to scene as if touring a number of set piece tableaux in a museum ride.
“One of the great pleasures of reading utopian sci-fi is that one sees the author play with wild and exciting possibilities, to present futures we might one day have to live, and to juxtapo