Kris Longknife: Audacious, by Mike Shepherd (Ace, 2007)

A Longknife’s work is never done. Naval lieutenant Kristine Longknife, Princess of Wardhaven, is in dire need of a vacation, after the way things have gone for her over the past few months. Thusly, she packs her bags and her … Continue reading

The Blue-Haired Bombshell, by John Zakour (DAW, 2007)

Zachary Nixon Johnson, the last freelance PI on Earth in the late 21st Century, is having a typical Tuesday. You know, attacked by killer plants, nearly killed by traffic while rescuing a heiress’s dog, stalked by an ad agency, menaced … Continue reading

The Doomsday Brunette, by John Zakour & Lawrence Ganem (DAW, 2004)

Zachary Nixon Johnson, the last freelance private investigator on Earth, is called upon to unravel yet another bizarre case in The Doomsday Brunette, his second outing. This time, he and his AI partner are summoned to the estate of Ona … Continue reading

Burden of Proof, by John G. Hemry (Ace, 2004)

It has been over a year since Paul Sinclair, legal officer for the Space Navy’s USS Michaelson, testified in the court-martial of his first commanding officer. Since then, he’s settled down to a life in space, serving to the best … Continue reading

Hybrids, by Robert Sawyer (Tor, 2003)

Robert Sawyer concludes his Neanderthal Parallax trilogy with this book. Contact between a world where humans were the dominant evolutionary path, and a world where Neanderthals survived instead continues to heat up, as the two worlds share aspects of science, … Continue reading

Star Wars: New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force, by James Luceno (Del Rey, 2004)

After five long, bloody years, the war for an entire galaxy finally draws to a close. The invading forces of the Yuuzhan Vong have penetrated to the very heart of the New Republic, taking Coruscant, killing trillions of beings and … Continue reading

No Phule Like An Old Phule, by Robert Asprin and Peter J. Heck (Ace, 2004)

Captain Willard “Jester” Phule of the Space Legion, and his irrepressible team of misfits, Omega Company are back for their fifth action-packed outing in No Phule Like An Old Phule. Ever since Phule took over the leadership of Omega Company, … Continue reading

Balance of Trade, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Ace, 2006)

(This review is of the Meisha Merlin edition) The latest offering from Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, though set quite firmly in the Liaden setting, is actually a standalone, the first Liaden novel to date not to feature the influential … Continue reading

Mythic 2, edited by Mike Allen (Prime Books, 2007)

Back by popular demand, it’s the second installment in the fabulously speculative, occasionally baffling anthology series, brought to you by the same people who produce the SF/Fantasy poetry magazine, Mythic Delirium. Once again, Mike Allen has assembled a crack team … Continue reading

Three SF Anthologies, edited by Mike Resnick (DAW, 2004)

Two of these anthologies explore two sides to the same coin. Science fiction has always been about exploring the realm of possibilities, and that includes exploring gender and perception. Editor Mike Resnick approached a number of writers, and asked them … Continue reading