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Stephen King’s got novel number 60 out. Steve F takes a look at it. Is it garbage, word slaw, Pulitzer-worthy, or what? See what Steve thinks.

Book Review: AUTONOMOUS (2017)

Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?

‘Xaghra’s Revenge’, by Geoff Nelder

Xaghra’s Revenge is a well-written, time-travelling historical fantasy. Highly recommended!

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

REVIEW: Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop, by Brhel & Sullivan

Many who enjoyed the thriller-type TV series of the seventies and eighties, plus Stephen King’s wonderful novel Needful Things, will enjoy the collection of tales called Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop.

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.

Book Review: Steel Sky by Andrew C. Murphy

Reviewer John Dodds loved Steel Sky, which reads like Alexandre Dumas crossed with Isaac Asimov.

Book Review: The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard by Jack Campbell

The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard is not a perfect story, but as another entry into the Gearyverse, it's still an enjoyable read.

Book Review: King of the Worlds by M. Thomas Gammarino

If you like weird, absurd, meta fiction, then check out King of the Worlds, but if that isn't your cup of tea...

Book Review: Mutation by Nerys Wheatley

If zombie fiction is your cup of entrails, Mutation, the first novel in Nerys Wheatley’s Twenty-Five Percent trilogy provides an action packed thrill ride with some interesting new twists.

Book Review: 101 Stumbles in the March of History by Bill...

101 Stumbles in the March of History is an entertaining volume of essays on what the world would have looked like if certain historical mistakes had not happened.

Book Review: Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

In her new book Breath of Earth, Beth Cato finds a way to create an entertaining alternate history centred on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Book Review: The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

Golems, Kabbalists and NAZI Germany collide in The Book of Esther

Book Review: The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said "history is a set of lies agreed upon;"

Book Review: Fallout by Harry Turtledove

Bombs Away by Harry Turtledove was a good, if flawed, book. That being said, how does its sequel, Fallout, hold up to the original? Our story...

Book Review: Showdown City by Todd Berger

...our characters find alcoholic children, rampant inflation, polygamy, universal gun ownership and a bandit who steals everyone's fine linens.

Book Review: The House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove

I was happy to get a chance to read The House of Daniel, a fantasy story about baseball set during the Great Depression.

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

Some might argue I am spoiling The Last Pilot, but it is important to talk about this because Johncock's description of what parents go through when they lose a child is very realistic.

Book Review: The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy...

The Ear, The Eye and The Arm combines traditional African culture with science fiction technology

Book Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

The first book in the Great Library series

Book Review: Flatland by Edwin A. Abbot

Flatland - characters are two dimensional.

Book Review: Hover Car Racer by Mathew Reilly

Greek myth and a quirky treatment of French characters informs this Formula 1 plus Hogworts novel.

Book Review: Rip Tide by Kat Falls

Life in a western under the sea

Book Review: Only the Stones Survive by Morgan Llywelyn

The true origins of Celtic fairy tales.

Book Review: Dark Life by Kat Falls

A novel about deep sea living isn't the deepest, but then it's a Western too....

Book Review: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

Sorcerers and Crime Bosses take over America

Book Review: License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia

Shakespeare vs Cthulhu? The Bard as Bond? I think I need 'Q' to explain all of this to me....

Book Review: The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner

if you don't mind reading in depth details about fictional worlds...


In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!


Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.