Editorial reviews

Science Fiction / Recently Added

Sort

Recently Added

Publication Date

 

Range

All Time

This Month

This Week

 

Categories

All

Literary

Mystery & Detective

Thrillers

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Biography & autobiography

The Clockwork Dagger

It's an action tale that's as thought-provoking as it is rollicking — and a statement about how heroes don't always fit our definitions, nor should they.


The Clockwork Dagger

A light read that suffers from heavy-handed prose but may offer an interesting new world to readers who enjoy the flavor of steampunk fantasy and soap-opera intrigue.


Acceptance

With Area X, VanderMeer has created an immersive and wonderfully realized world; I wouldn’t be surprised if he revisits it. If so, I’ll happily sign up for the next expedition.


Acceptance

At different times the best haunted lighthouse story ever written, a deeply unsettling tale of first contact, a book about death, a book about obsession and loss, a book about the horrifying experience of confronting an intelligence far greater and far stranger than our own, and a book about sea monsters.


Lock In

Lock In is science fiction for the masses. Count me as one of them.


Acceptance
Starbust Magazine : Acceptance (August 14, 2014)

It is concise but never robotic, intelligent yet never pretentious and frightening but always beautiful.


Acceptance

This is genuinely potent and dream-haunting writing. VanderMeer has arrived.


Lock In

Scalzi has the pot boiling in exactly the way you're supposed to in a proper procedural.


The Ripper Affair

The Ripper Affair is a diverting popcorn read: messy, granular, and inclined to leave distracting bits clinging to your hair. It’s not deep, and at times it’s downright annoying—but mostly it’s satisfying fun.


Tigerman: A novel

This fantastic book deserves to be widely read and long remembered.


Annihilation

If you're into oddball reads this is truly the one for you. If you're easily frustrated by the lack of explanation in a story you'll want to steer clear.


Tigerman: A novel

It's not just good, it's shake-a-granny good. The kind of good that makes you wonder why every book isn't this smart and joyous and beautiful and heartbreaking.


Annihilation

Annihilation is the first of a trilogy, so there may well be more answers ahead. There will definitely be more mysteries.


Prototype

Prototype more than lives up to the high expectations fans of the first novel will have.


Last Orders

Some readers may find the conclusion messy and unsatisfying, but that’s part of Turtledove’s argument: War often is.


Tomorrow and Tomorrow

He has created a towering, trippy, potent first novel with a delicious and distinctive voice.


Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Vividly and beautifully written but extraordinarily bleak.