“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
“. . . in his debut novel, Ernest Cline weaves a fascinating futuristic, semi-dystopian tale of our world 30 years in the future. . . .