Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: ‘Mentats of Dune’

One of my favorite parts of this job is reviewing books. Every time we get a new shipment of review copies in, it feels like Christmas. And when I get a package from Tor, my usual response is an embarrassingly … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Red Devil 4′

Eric Leuthardt’s debut novel, Red Devil 4, explores the benefits and potential pitfalls of combining humans with networked neural implants. Overall, it’s a fascinating (and disturbing) near-future science fiction tale. The story glides along the surface of reality, so close it … Continue reading

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Annals of the Immortyls: A Trio of Vampire Tales

Denise Verrico’s Immortyl Revolution series is a unique marriage of science fiction and urban fantasy, giving a fresh spin on vampire lore. The novels (there are currently four in the series) are thought-provoking in their examination of tradition versus progress, science versus … Continue reading

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All This and Family, Too: A New Novel By Sarah Glenn

It’s hard to say which is the harder adjustment for astronomy professor Cynthia Leach: becoming a vampire, or moving to Irvine, California. In her debut novel, All This and Family, Too, Sarah Glenn treats both topics with a healthy dose of … Continue reading

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Rules of Civility: The Greatest Generation Glitters in Gotham

Amor Towles brings the Greatest Generation to life in his debut novel, Rules of Civility. Although some comparison to The Great Gatsby is unavoidable, Rules of Civility is anything but derivative.  Towles’ brilliant turns of phrase, dry wit, and unvarnished appraisal of the social mores … Continue reading

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