“There are few works of sci-fi today that put readers on the edge of their seats as well as giving them food for thought, and Birmingham succeeds at both.”
"Combining satire, magical realism, and Salman Rushdie’s signature vibrant prose, Quichotte has twists and turns that linger long after the final page."
“The Gurkha and The Lord of Tuesday achieves immense enjoyability.
“Once you open the cover, be prepared for an evening to disappear like a werewolf with a portal ring.”
Monster Hunters Unite!
“A good book for knight versus dragon diehards but perhaps not as much for fantasy readers looking to be transported to worlds not seen before.”
Stealing Worlds is not so much a story as a manifesto for a new, technology-based economic system.
“The Grand Dark doesn’t rise above the pulpy, overwrought drama of the eponymous theater’s productions.
“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”
“The end result is that Johnston delivers a kick-in-the nuts, edgy, and dark book that excites on every level.”
“Etter has created that rare beast: an effective, startling poetic novel. Its story is coherent and progressive; Cassie herself is intensely sympathetic.
“Salvation Day is a terrific space thriller. Wallace is an excellent writer, and she maintains tight control over her story as it progresses.”
Death Orb is a visually ambitious graphic novel. It depicts a ruined Earth, years past a nuclear holocaust. Buildings are crumbled, with vines of hanging wires choking them.
“Given the timeliness of this novel vis-à-vis our current era, along with how well it’s written, there would be no surprise if it garnered an award.
“an epic tour-de-force . . .”
“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.”
“another captivating adventure in which time traveling crime sleuth extraordinaire Kendra Donovan continues her exploits through pre-Victorian England.”
“The core draw of the novel is the complicated love of two people through multiple possible lives and across the gulf of missing memories.”
“Across the Void is an interesting novel, and if you’re looking for a space thriller to enjoy on the beach, it will suffice.”
“The writing is brilliant, building from a deceptively plain beginning few paragraphs to sophisticated prose that leaps off the page.”
“a great gift for the movie buff as well as the art student.
“The Last Tsar’s Dragons does not make for a comforting read.”
“From its first sentence to its last, Last Things is a propulsive thriller readers will have a hard time putting down.”
“This isn’t a novel to reinforce easy faith.
“this dive into the internecine struggles of the undying and the complexities of their interaction with humanity are a welcome expansion on the world and characters of Lord’s first novel.”
“Any reader who likes the literary convention of placing real-life people in fictional situations will wholeheartedly enjoy Stoker’s Wilde.”