Books Reviewed

There are an absurd and insurmountable number of items I would love to review. When I say “it’s in the queue,” I mean:  “it’s in this ridiculously messy mountain of media that is seeping out of my control as if this were an episode of The Twilight Zone.”

[View the list by YEAR PUBLISHED]

A

Abnett, Dan – Horus RisingHorus Heresy #1 – (5 stars)

Adams, Douglas – The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseHHG #2 – (4 stars)

Andrews, Ilona – Magic BitesKate Daniels #1 – (3 stars)

Asimov, Isaac – FoundationFoundation #1 – (4 stars)

Asimov, Isaac – Foundation and EmpireFoundation #2 – (4 stars)

B

Babel, Isaac – Red Cavalry and Other Stories – (3 stars)

Banks, Iain M. – Consider PhlebasCulture #1 – (3 stars)

Barbery, Murial – The Elegance of the Hedgehog – (5 stars)  [Guest Review]

Bellairs, John – The Curse of the Blue Figurine – (5 stars)

Bellairs, John – The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt – (4 stars)

Bellairs, John – The Figure in the Shadows – (3 stars)

Berenson, Alex – The Faithful SpyJohn Wells #1 – (3 stars)

Bester, Alfred – The Dark Side of the Earth – (4 stars)

Black, Holly – White Cat – (3 stars)

Blish, James – They Shall Have Stars – (2 stars)

Bradley, Alan – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – (4 stars)

Brett, Peter V. – The Warded Man – (5 stars)

Brown, Eric – The Devil’s NebulaWeird Space #1 – (3 stars)

Brown, Rita Mae – Wish You Were HereMrs. Murphy #1 – (3 stars)

Brust, Steven – JheregVlad Taltos #1 – (3 stars)

Budrys, Algis – Rogue Moon – (2 stars)

Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Master and the Margarita – (4 stars)

C

Calvino, Italo – If on a winter’s night a traveler – (5 stars)

Calvino, Italo – Invisible Cities – (4 stars)

Calvino, Italo – The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount – (3 stars)

Campbell, Jack – The Lost Fleet: DauntlessLost Fleet #1 – (5 stars)

Carr, John Dickson – It Walks By NightBencolin #1 – (3 stars)

Carriger, Gail – SoullessAlexia Tarabotti #1 – (3 stars)

Carriger, Gail – Etiquette & EspionageFinishing School #1 – (3 stars)

Chekhov, Anton – Ward No. 6 and Other Stories - (3 stars)

Child, Lee – Killing FloorJack Reacher #1 – (3 stars)

Childs, Laura – Death by DarjeelingTea House #1 – (2 stars)

Christie, Agatha – The Mysterious Affair at StylesPoirot #1 – (4 stars)

Christie, Agatha – The Murder on the LinksPoirot #2 – (4 stars)

Christie, Agatha – The Murder of Roger AckroydPoirot #4 – (5 stars)

Christie, Agatha – The Big FourPoirot #5 – (4 stars)

Clarke, Arthur C. – Childhood’s End – (3 stars)

Clarke, Arthur C. – Expedition to Earth – (5 stars)

Clement, Hal – Needle – (3 stars)

Collins, Suzanne – The Hunger Games – (4 stars)

Connelly, Michael – The Black EchoHarry Bosch #1 – (3 stars)

Cook, Glen – The Black CompanyBlack Company #1 – (4 stars)

Corey, James S. A. – Leviathan WakesThe Expanse #1 – (3 stars)

Counter, Ben – Galaxy in FlamesHorus Heresy #3 – (4 stars)

D

Del Rey, Lester – Marooned on Mars – (3 stars)

Dembski Bowden, Aaron – Soul Hunter – Night Lords #1 – (4 stars)

Dick, Philip K. – VALIS – (3 stars)

Dick, Philip K. – Eye in the Sky – (3 stars)

Dick, Philip K. – Ubik – (3 stars)

Dick, Philip K. – The Man in the High Castle – (2 stars)

Dick, Philip K. – Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said – (3 stars)

Dick, Philip K. – The World Jones Made – (2 stars)

E

F

Farmer, Philip Jose – To Your Scattered Bodies GoRiverworld #1 – (3 stars)

Fforde, Jasper – Shades of Grey: The Road to High SaffronShades of Grey #1 – (4 stars)

G

Gibson, William – NeuromancerThe Sprawl #1 – (3 stars)

Grossman, Lev – The Magicians – (2 stars)

Goncharov, Ivan – Oblomov – (5 stars)

“Grant, Maxwell” – The Living Shadow – (3 stars)

Greene, Graham – The Ministry of Fear – (3 stars)

Gunn, James E. – This Fortress World – (4 stars)

H

Habens, Alison – Dreamhouse – (2 stars)

Haddon, Mark – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – (3 stars)

Hamilton, Edmond – Captain Future and the Space Emperor – (3 stars)

Harris, Charlaine – Dead Until Dark

Harrison, Harry – The Stainless Steel RatRat #1 – (4 stars)

Herbert, Frank – Dune MessiahDune #2 – (2 stars)

Higgins, Peter – Wolfhound Century – (5 stars)

Howey, Hugh – Wool (omnibus) – Silo #1 – (4 stars)

Hoyle, Fred - October the First is Too Late – (2 stars)

I

Jeter, K. W. – Infernal Devices – (2 stars)

Junger, Ernst – The Glass Bees – (5 stars)

J

K

Kafka, Franz – The Trial – (2 stars)

Kaminsky, Stuart M. – Death of a DissidentInspector Rostnikov #1 – (4 stars)

Karpyshyn, Drew – Star Wars: The Old Republic – Revan – (3 stars)

Khoury, Raymond – The Last Templar – (1 star)

King, Laurie R. – The MoorMary Russell #4 – (4 stars)

Koestler, Arthur – Darkness at Noon – (4 stars)

Kurzweil, Allen – The Grand Complication – (2 stars)

L

Lackey, Mercedes – Arrow’s FlightHeralds of Valdemar #2 – (2 stars)

Larsson, Stieg – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – (3 stars)

Lawrence, Mark – Prince of ThornsThe Broken Empire #1 – (4 stars)

Lee, Tanith – Indigara – (3 stars)

Lem, Stanislaw – Memoirs Found in a Bathtub – (3 stars)

Lem, Stanislaw – The Investigation – (4 stars)

Lovecraft, H. P. – Dagon, The White Ship, Polaris – (3 stars)

Lovecraft, H. P. – The Lurking Fear, The Rats in the Walls – (5 stars)

M

Malzberg, Barry N. – The Falling Astronauts – (2 stars)

McIntyre, Vonda N.  – The Entropy EffectStar Trek #2 – (5 stars)

McKinney, Jack – GenesisRobotech #1 – (3 stars)

McNeill, Graham – False GodsHorus Heresy #2 – (5 stars)

McNeill, Graham – FulgrimHorus Heresy #5 – (4 stars)

Miéville, China – The City & The City – (4 stars)

Miéville, China – Embassytown – (3 stars)

Miller, jr., Walter M. – A Canticle for Leibowitz – (3 stars)

Monk, Devin – Magic to the BoneAllie Beckstrom #1 – (3 stars)

Monk, Devin – Magic in the BloodAllie Beckstrom #2 – (3 stars)

Moon, Elizabeth – Trading in DangerVatta’s War #1 – (3 stars)

Morrell, David – Creepers – (2 stars)

N

Nabokov, Vladimir – Despair – (2 stars)

Nabokov, Vladimir – Invitation to a Beheading – (3 stars)

Nabokov, Vladimir – The Defense – (4 stars)

Nabokov, Vladimir – Bend Sinister – (5 stars)

Niven, Larry – The Ringworld Engineers – (2 stars)

Norton, Andre – The Crossroads of Time – (2 stars)

Nothomb, Amélie – Hygiene and the Assassin – (2 stars)

O

P

Parker, Steve – Rynn’s WorldSpace Marines Battles #1 – (3 stars)

Pehov, Alexey – Shadow ProwlerChronicles of Siala #1 – (4 stars)

Pessl, Marisha – Special Topics in Calamity Physics – (3 stars)

Pitts, J. A. – Black Blade Blues – (2 stars)

Pohl, Frederik – Gateway – (2 stars)

Pratchett, Terry – SourceryDiscworld #5 – (5 stars)

Pratchett, Terry – Wyrd SistersDiscworld #6 – (3 stars)

Preston, Douglas – Blasphemy – (2 stars)

Priest, Cherie – BoneshakerClockwork Century #1 – (3 stars)

Pullman, Philip – The Golden Compass - His Dark Materials #1 – (5 stars)

Q

R

Reichs, Kathy – Deja DeadBrennan #1 – (3 stars)

Reichs, Kathy – Death du JourBrennan #2 – (3 stars)

Reichs, Kathy – Deadly Decisions -Brennan #3 – (2 stars)

Reichs, Kathy – Fatal VoyageBrennan #4 – (3 stars)

Reilly, Matthew – Contest – (2 stars)

Rohmer, Sax – The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu – (2 stars)

Rollins, James – Subterranean – (3 stars)

Roth, Veronica – Divergent – (3 stars)

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn – Diving Into The Wreck – (4 stars)

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn – The DisappearedRetrieval Artist #1 – (3 stars)

S

Saberhagen, Fred – BerserkerBerserker #1 – (4 stars)

Sayers, Dorothy L. – Whose Body?Whimsey #1 – (3 stars)

Saylor, Steven – Roman BloodRoma Sub Rosa #1 – (4 stars)

Setiawan, Erick – Of Bees and Mist – (3 stars)

Shepherd, Joel – CrossoverKresnov #1 – (2 stars)

Shepherd, Mike – Kris Longknife: MutineerLongknife #1 – (3 stars)

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – (4 stars)

Somers, Jeff – The Electric ChurchAvery Cates #1 – (4 stars)

Souders, J. A. – Renegade - (3 stars)

Swallow, James – The Flight of the EisensteinHorus Heresy #4 – (4 stars)

T

U

V

Vance, Jack – Big Planet – (3 stars)

Vance, Jack – To Live Forever – (3 stars)

Vance, Jack – The Languages of Pao – (5 stars)

Vance, Jack – Star King – (4 stars)

Vardeman, Robert E. – The Klingon GambitStar Trek #3 – (3 stars)

von Harbou, Thea – Metropolis – (4 stars)

W

Watt-Evans, Lawrence – The Lure of the BasiliskThe Lords of Dûs #1 – (4 stars)

Weinstein, Howard – The Covenant of the CrownStar Trek #4 – (3 stars)

Westerfeld, Scott – LeviathanLeviathan #1 – (5 stars)

Wolfe, Gene – The Shadow of the TorturerBook of the New Sun #1 – (3 stars)

X

Y

Z

Zamyatin, Yevgeny – We – (4 stars)

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