Category Archives: SF/F Books

Just my two cents on science fiction (SF) and fantasy novels/anthologies I’ve read. Sometimes I comment on the state of publishing SF and fantasy.

Ariel, by Steven R. Boyett (and Thoughts About Updating Backlist) 0 (0)

Back cover, which is a good summation: It’s been five years since the change… Five years since the lights went out, cars stopped in the streets, and magical creatures began roaming the towns and countrysides of Earth. Pete Garey, a young loner who survived the Change and the madness that followed, spent two years wandering […]

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Knight’s Curse, by Karen Duvall 0 (0)

From the back cover: Orphan. Crusader. Angel. Thief. A skilled knife fighter since the age of nine, Chalice knows what it’s like to live life on the edge—precariously balanced between the dark and the light. But the time has come to choose. The evil sorcerer who kidnapped her over a decade ago requires her superhuman […]

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Schism: Part 1 of Triad, by Catherine Asaro 0 (0)

Synopsized From Back Cover: Return to the early years of the Skolian Empire. Strife has riven the Skolian royal family. Sauscony, the eldest Skolian daughter, is ready to seek her fortune as an officer-in-trining in the military. When her father forbids her to undertake such a dangerous path, a wedge is formed as Soz chooses […]

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A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr. 0 (0)

Every now and then, I try to pick up a classic SF novel. This one was published in the year I was born (hmm—let’s not make a big deal about its age, okay?) and I hadn’t read it. I picked it because it’s obviously memorable; it’s always brought up by other SF readers (you’ve read […]

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Bloodlands, by Christine Cody 0 (0)

My husband won this for me in a drawing at the Ace/Roc presentation at Renovation (World SF Convention in Reno). The front tagline: They called it the New Badlands—Until the vampire came… That was interesting, until I turned it over and read the top blurb. “A great, edgy, fresh twist on paranormal romance. Brilliant!” by […]

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The Bone Palace, by Amanda Downum 0 (0)

I loved the first book in Downum’s Necromancer Chronicles, called The Drowning City, which I covered in this post. This second book was just as impressive, set in a detailed and lush society, with multi-dimensional characters. As with the first book, there are multiple subplots and “games” being played, for very high stakes. All of […]

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