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Kirkus Reviews : Goodhouse (October 01, 2014)

Well-plotted and written but lacking any truly original spark that would distinguish it in the increasingly crowded genre of dystopian fiction starring hard-pressed young adults.


Atwood doesn't just ask what if, she raises an eyebrow and says, See where we're going?


Thoughtful, sardonic, and full of touches that almost resemble a fairy tale, MaddAddam will stick with you long after you've put it down. It's an apocalypse story about new life, and a condemnation of humanity that ends, however uneasily, with a celebration of it.

Consumed: A Novel

Cronenberg's literary debut is not for everyone, but those who enjoyed eXistenZ and Naked Lunch will find much to like here.

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.


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.


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.

Starbust Magazine : Acceptance (August 14, 2014)

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


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.


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