“Cronin . . . is a writer whose intimate characterization and effortless prose often transcend his subject matter.”
“while Koontz generally spins a good yarn, this one is not good enough to keep 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
“The machine persona is not unlike a human psychopath: it lies perfectly, without compunction or any sense of shame.”
“Klara and the Sun is about families, about the future of work, about disability and the nature of (post) humanity.
At the start of Alison Stine’s first novel, Road Out of Winter, the protagonist, a young woman named Wylodine (known as Wil) leaves her rural home in Ohio and sets out for California.
“Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.
“While The Testaments drops some of its political threads, it’s a wonderfully-written, absorbing novel.
“Bob Proehl’s The Nobody People is a thought-provoking exploration of what it is like to be an extraordinarily gifted somebody in a world filled with average but paranoid and bigot
“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”
“an intriguing and engrossing debut novel that will leave readers thinking about their own ability to survive, their own capacity for love, and their willingness to face catastrophe with hope.”
“The wall means having no choices. It means a bone-crunching ordeal of loneliness, isolation, hunger, and most of all penetrating cold.”
Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.
Sergio De La Pava’s Lost Empress begins with all the right things, interesting plot, smart dialogue, and punning wordplay but sadly, like a child’s letting go of an untied balloon, Los
Simon Stålenhag’s The Electric State matches the notable Swedish artist’s futuristic digital paintings with an original story to produce an awe-inspiring vision of a species committing sui
“a disgusting, disturbing, magnificent book.”
“this graphic novel’s reach extends more to the adult reader than those of a much younger age”
The United States has passed the Personhood Amendment, giving fertilized human eggs full legal rights as citizens. As a result, abortion is banned.
“A dark and chilling thriller about a danger that could one day become real.”
"I belong to what they call the Miraculous Generation: those born in the years between the start of the Second American Civil War in 2074 and its end in 2095."
What a strange, bizarre, wandering, surreal, hard-to-explain but easy-to-feel book Shadowbahn is.
From the margins of society arise a unique cast of characters who take turns narrating the tale in The Sunlight Pilgrims.
“. . . enough horror to transform the most steadfast insect-lover into an arachnophobe.”
“. . . in his debut novel, Ernest Cline weaves a fascinating futuristic, semi-dystopian tale of our world 30 years in the future. . . .