New Realms of Fantasy and New Reviews Online

The August 2011 issue of Realms of Fantasy has arrived, and that means it’s time for a new column. In this issue, I covered the following YA SF/F books: Huntress, by Malinda Lo Eona, by Alison Goodman The Girl Who … Continue reading

Big Review Roundup!

Just to remind people that I still review books for a variety of fine publications, both print and online.  I realized I’ve been horribly lax in posting updates, so here’s a massive round-up of reviews from the past few months. … Continue reading

Ghost of a Chance, by Simon R. Green (Ace, 2010)

Got ghost problems? You’re in luck. The intrepid agents of the Carnacki Institute will investigate. They’ll do whatever’s necessary to take care of the problem, from convincing the ghost it’s time to move on, to kicking its sorry ectoplasmic ass. … Continue reading

Succubus Shadows, by Richelle Mead (Kensington, 2010)

Ever since she broke up with her mortal boyfriend Seth, succubus Georgina Kincaid has been in a royal funk, and it’s been getting worse ever since she reluctantly agreed to help plan Seth’s wedding to one of her best friends. … Continue reading

Inhuman Resources, by Jes Battis (Ace, 2010)

Vancouver’s Occult Special Investigations unit always, by virtue of its very nature, gets the weird cases. This time, a prominent academic and necromancer has been murdered, while inexplicably wearing an antique suit of armor in the safety of his own … Continue reading

Black Blade Blues, by J.A. Pitts (Tor, 2010)

For Sarah Beauhall, life’s about to get very, very complicated. A blacksmith by trade, she live from paycheck to paycheck, making horseshoes for local farmers and replica weapons for convention-goers and the local Society for Creative Anachronism. By night, she … Continue reading

Ghosts & Echoes, by Lyn Benedict (Ace, 2010)

Sylvie Lightner is a private investigator who specializes in the supernatural, the weird, and the dangerous. Her last job was a real killer, and it’s taken her a month to recover and get her head back in the game. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Steamed, by Katie MacAlister (Signet, 2010)

Following a bizarre lab accident, computer technician Jack Fletcher and his flighty sister Hallie are literally blown into another world. They wake up aboard the airship Tesla, commanded by the dynamic Octavia Pye, a red-haired, corset-wearing ray-gun wielding firebrand who … Continue reading

Shades of Gray, by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge (Ballantine Books, 2010)

The superhuman revolution has begun. With the disruption of the system that was secretly brainwashing the extrahumans of Corp-Co and turning them into obedient superheroes, the superhumans who once protected the Americas of the future have turned to terrorizing it. … Continue reading

The Last Stormlord, by Glenda Larke (Orbit, 2010)

Ever since she was sold as a child, Terelle has worked as a servant in a brothel, dreading the day she’ll come of age and have to start earning her keep in a manner she finds distasteful. Dreaming of escape, … Continue reading