Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy books of all sorts – from the Lord of the Rings to Kate Daniels and everything in between

Review of Only Bad Options by Jennifer Estep – recently published

A great series starter… I’ve been hooked by Jennifer Estep’s books since I read the first two lines of her first Crown of Shards book, Kill the Queen:  “The day of the royal massacre started out like any other. With me doing something completely, utterly useless.”   How can you not keep reading a book after …

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A review of Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews – coming soon

A great finish, but hopefully not the end… The husband-and-wife authors who make up Ilona Andrews have written a satisfying and very enjoyable finish to the second storyline in their Hidden Legacy world.     And although by this point, readers are pretty sure that the middle Baylor sister, Catalina, is going to end up with her …

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Review of Eclipse the Moon from Jessie Mihalik – coming in July

Another breakneck-paced space opera/romance from Jessie Mihalik… I’m not an author, but it has always struck me that writing the middle book in a pre-planned trilogy must be pretty hard.   An author gets to introduce the characters and the setting in the first book, and tee up the over-arching storyline.   So everything is shiny and …

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Review of Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews – coming 23 November 2021

A welcome return to the Kinsmen series… Author duo Ilona Andrews have returned to their Kinsmen universe after a decade or so, and it’s a shame they stayed away so long.   Fated Blades is a long novella – or is it a short book?  You pick!   But either way, it’s a fast-paced and fun tale …

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Review of Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells – recently published

A nice mix of mystery and science fiction… I’m a big fan of mysteries, and I like to read mysteries set in places that are new to me – or in this case, imaginary places that are new to me!  Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells fills that bill quite nicely.    Our protagonist, Murderbot, is a …

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