Book review index

A pair of burgundy boots rest on a bookshelf of fantasy novels

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Books (being) read and pending imminent review are included without links.


AARONOVITCH, Ben | PC Grant: Rivers of London | Moon Over Soho | Whispers Underground | Broken Homes | Foxglove Summer | What Abigail Did That Summer | The Hanging Tree | Tales from the Folly

ADAMS, Richard | Watership Down

ADDISON, Katherine | The Goblin Emperor | The Witness For The Dead

AL-MOHTAR, Amal & GLADSTONE, Max | This Is How You Lose The Time War

ALI, Ayaan Hirsi | Infidel

ALLAN, Nina | The Rift

ALSANEA, Rajaa | Girls of Riyadh

ANDERS, Charlie Jane | The City in the Middle of the Night

ASLAM, Nadeem | Maps for Lost Lovers


BACIGALUPI, Paolo | The Wind-up Girl

BANKS, Iain M | The CultureConsider Phlebas | The Player of Games | Use of Weapons | The State of the Art | Excession | Inversions | Look to WindwardMatter | Surface Detail |

BARKER, RJ | The Tide Child: The Bone Ships | Call of the Bone Ships | The Bone Ship’s Wake

BARNETT, Fiona | The Dark Between The Trees

BARRON, Rena | Kingdom of Souls

BARRY, Max | Lexicon

BEAR, Elizabeth | Blood and Iron

BENNETT, Alan | An Uncommon Reader

BENNETT, Robert Jackson | City of Stairs

BERLINSKI, Mischa | Fieldwork

BESTER, Alfred | The Stars My Destination

BEUKES, Lauren | The Shining Girls | Zoo City

BINNS, Amy | Hidden Wyndham

BLACKIE, Sharon | Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women

de BODARD, Aliette | In the Vanisher’s Palace | Fireheart Tiger

BRADBURY, Ray | Fahrenheit 451

BRENNAN, Marie |

BROADDUS, Maurice | Buffalo Soldier

BROCKMEIER, Kevin | The Brief History of the Dead

BROOKS, Max | Devolution

BROOKS, Mike |

BRUCE, Camilla | You Let Me In

BRYAN, Nick | The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf

BURKE, Sue | Semiosis

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson | The Secret Garden

BUTLER, Octavia | Wild Seed | Bloodchild


CALDECOTT, Andrew | Rotherweird

CALLENDER, Kacen | Queen of the Conquered

CAMUS, Albert | The Stranger

CAREY, Jacqueline | Naamah’s Kiss

CAREY, Louise | Inscape

CAREY, M R | Fellside | Someone Like Me

CARUSO, Melissa |

de CASTELL, Sebastien |

CAVENDISH, Margaret | The Blazing World

CHAKRABORTY, S A | Daevabad: The City of Brass | The Kingdom of Copper | The Empire of Gold

CHAMBERS, Becky | To Be Taught, If Fortunate | A Psalm For The Wild-Built

CHNG, Joyce | The Tale of Yin | Water into Wine

CHO, Zen | Spirits Abroad | The Terracotta Bride | Black Water Sister

CLARK, C L | Magic of the Lost: The Unbroken

CLARKE, Arthur C | Childhood’s End

CLARKE, Susanna | Piranesi

COGMAN, Genevieve | The Invisible Library: The Invisible Library | The Masked City | The Burning Page

CONNER, Lesley and SIZEMORE, Jason | The Best of Apex Magazine (Vol 1)

COOPER, Susan | The Dark is Rising: Over Sea, Under Stone | The Dark is Rising | Greenwitch | The Grey King | Silver On The Tree

COREY, James S A | The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes | Caliban’s War | Abaddon’s Gate | Cibola Burn | Nemesis Games | Babylon’s Ashes | Persepolis Rising | Tiamat’s Wrath

CORLETT, Anne | The Space Between The Stars

CORNELL, Paul | Chalk

COXON, Dan | This Dreaming Isle (editor)

CRICHTON, Michael | Jurassic Park

CRONIN, Justin | The Passage


DICK, Philip K | Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

DICKINSON, Seth | The Traitor Baru Cormorant

DILA, Dilman | The Future God Of Love

DIMALINE, Cherie | Empire of Wild

DJÈLÍ CLARK, P | The Black God’s Drums | Ring Shout

DOYLE, Arthur Conan | A Study in Scarlet

DRAYDEN, Nicky | The Prey of Gods

DUNCAN, Don & ring, dave | Opulent Syntax


EDWARDS, Patrick | Echo Cycle

ELGIN, Suzette Haden | Native Tongue

ELISON, Meg | The Road to Nowhere: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife | The Book of Etta

ELLIOTT, Kate | Unconquerable Sun

EMRYS, Ruthanna | Winter Tide


FELICE, Cynthia | Downtime

FLETCHER, C A | Dead Water

FLYNN, S C | Children of the Different

FONSECA, Jose | English As She Is Spoke

FOSTER, Emily | The Drowning Eyes

FREY, James | A Million Tiny Pieces

FROHOCK, Teresa | Los Nefilim


GARBER, Stephanie | Caraval

GAILEY, Sarah | Fisher of Bones | Upright Women Wanted | The Echo Wife | Just Like Home

GELINEAU, Mark & KING, Joe | Echoes of the Ascended (8 linked novellas)

GENTLE, Mary | Golden Witchbreed | Ancient Light

GILBERT, Elizabeth | The Signature of All Things


GODFREY, Daniel | New Pompeii

GRAHAM, Jo | Warlady

GRANT, Katherine | Sedition

GRANT, Mira | see Seanan McGuire

GREENHALGH, Fred & DUFRIS, Bill | The Dark Tome

GRIFFIN, Sarah Maria | Spare and Found Parts

GUARD, Richard | Lost London


HACKWITH, A J | Hell’s Library: The Library of the Unwritten | The Archive of the Forgotten | The God of Lost Words

HAMBLY, Barbara | Darwath: The Time of the Dark | The Walls of Air | The Armies of Daylight

HARKAWAY, Nick | Tigerman | Gnomon

HARRIS, Brent A | Alyx: An AI’s Guide To Love And Murder

HARRIS, Joanne | Orfeia

HARROW, Alix E | The Ten Thousand Doors of January | A Spindle Splintered

HEALEY, Jane | The Animals at Lockwood Manor

HELGADÓTTIR, MARGRÉT | The Stars Seem So Far Away | Winter Tales (ed.)


HILL, Matt | The Folded Man | Graft

HILL, Susan | The Betrayal of Trust

HIRAIDE, Takashi | The Guest Cat

HOLBORN, Stark | Triggernometry | Advanced Triggernometry

HOLMQVIST, Ninni | The Unit

HUNT, Taran | The Immortality Thief

HURLEY, Kameron | The Light Brigade

HUTCHINGS, Ren | Under Fortunate Stars

HUTCHINSON, Dave | Acadie


ITÄRANTA, Emmi | The Moonday Letters


JAE-JONES, S | Wintersong | Shadowsong

JAMES, Vic | Dark Gifts: Gilded Cage | Tarnished City | Bright Ruin

JAMES, Lauren | The Loneliest Girl In The Universe

JEMISIN, N K | The Broken Earth: The Fifth Season | The Obelisk Gate |

JOHNSON, Joshua Phillip | The Forever Sea

JONASSON, Ragnar | Snowblind

JONES, Gwyneth | Proof of Concept


KAGUNDA, Shingai Njeri | & This Is How To Stay Alive

KASULKE, Calvin | Several People Are Typing

KERR, Katharine | Polar City BluesSnare

KEYES, Daniel | Flowers for Algernon

KHANANI, Intisar | The Bone Knife | Sunbolt

KHAW, Cassandra | The All-Consuming World

KIM, Bo-Young | I’m Waiting For You

KIM, Un Su | The Cabinet

KLAGES, Ellen | Passing Strange

KIRSTEIN, Rosemary | The Steerswoman

KLEINN, Yolande | Open Skies

KOPIEVSKY, Mikhaeyla | Resistance | Rebellion

KORNHER-STACE, Nicole | Firebreak

KOWAL, Mary Robinette | For Want of a Nail

KUANG, R F | The Poppy War: The Poppy War | The Dragon Republic

KÜNSKEN, Derek | Pollen From A Future Harvest

KUNZRU, Hari | White Tears

KUSHNER, Ellen |

KÜTTNER, Iiro & TIETÄVÄINEN, Ville | Tales by Trees


LALAMI, Laila | The Moor’s Account

LAM, L R | False Hearts | Shattered Minds | Goldilocks

LANGMEAD, Oliver (K) | Metronome | Birds of Paradise

LAWRENCE, Louise | The Warriors of Taan

LE GUIN, Ursula | Earthsea: A Wizard of Earthsea | The Tombs of Atuan

LEE, Yoon Ha | The Fox’s Tower | Phoenix Extravagant

LEMBERG, RB | The Four Profound Weaves

LETO, Lauren | Judging A Book By Its Lover

LIU, Cixin | The Three-Body Problem

LIVINGSTON, Alex | The Knave of Secrets

LOTZ, Sarah | The Three


MANDEL, Emily St John | Station Eleven

MANN, George | Elspeth Reeves: Wychwood | Hallowdene

MANNING, Rosemary | Green Smoke | Dragon in Danger


MARTINE, Arkady | Teixcalaan: A Memory Called Empire | A Desolation Called Peace

MATHESON, Richard | I Am Legend

MAUGHAM, W Somerset | Liza of Lambeth

MAXWELL, Everina | Winter’s Orbit

McCORMACK, Una | Star of the Sea

McGUIRE, Seanan | Every Heart A Doorway

McKENNA, Juliet | Green ManThe Green Man’s Heir | The Green Man’s Foe | The Green Man’s Silence | The Green Man’s Challenge

MILLER, CD | Dark Heights: Season One

MILLER, Madeline | Circe

MOHAMED, Premee | These Lifeless Things | The Annual Migration of Clouds | And What Can We Offer You Tonight

MORENO-GARCIA, Silvia | Certain Dark Things | Prime Meridian | The Beautiful Ones | Gods of Jade and Shadow | Mexican Gothic

MORGAN, Richard | Altered Carbon

MOSS, Sarah | Cold Earth | Bodies of Light | Signs for Lost Children | Ghost Wall

MOYER, Jaime Lee | Brightfall

MUIR, Tamsyn | The Locked Tomb: Gideon The Ninth |

MUNROE, Randall | What if?

MURAD, Mahvesh | The Apex Book of World SF Vol 4 |

MURAD, Mahvesh & SHURIN, Jared | The Djinn Falls in Love

MURPHY, Lois | Soon


NAGAMATSU, Sequoia | How High We Go In The Dark

NESBO, Jo | The Devil’s Star

NEWMAN, Emma | Split WorldsBetween Two Thorns | Any Other Name | All is Fair | A Little Knowledge | All Good Things

NG, Jeanette | Under the Pendulum Sun

NGAN, Natasha | Girls of Paper and Fire

NI, Xueting Christine | Sinopticon (editor/translator)

NOBLE, Carrie Ann | The Mermaid’s Sister

NORFOLK, Lawrence | John Saturnall’s Feast

NOON, Jeff | A Man of Shadows

NORTH, Claire | Sweet Harmony

NOVIK, Naomi | Temeraire: Temeraire (His Majesty’s Dragon) | Throne of Jade | Black Powder War | Empire of Ivory | Victory of Eagles | Tongues of Serpents | Crucible of Gold | Blood of Tyrants | League of Dragons


O’KEEFE, Megan | Velocity Weapon

O’MALLEY, Daniel | The Rook | Stiletto

OGDEN, Aimee | Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters

OH, Temi | Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

OKORAFOR, Nnedi | Lagoon

OKUNGBOWA, Suyi Davies | David Mogo, Godhunter

ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, Auður Ava | The Greenhouse

OLDER, Malka | Orphan Black – The Next Chapter (et al, a Serial Box production)

ONYEBUCHI, Tochi | Riot Baby

OWEN, Lauren | The Quick


PAGE, Jeremy | The Collector of Lost Things

PALMER, Ada | Too Like The Lightning

PAVER, Michelle | Thin Air

PÉREZ, Kristina | Sweet Black Waves: Sweet Black Waves | Wild Savage Stars

PIERCE, Tamora | Alanna

PIETRO, Zen di | Translucid

POLK, CL | The Kingston Cycle

POWELL, Gareth L | Embers of War: Embers of War | Fleet of Knives

PRIEST, Christopher | The Prestige

PROSE, Francine | Reading Like a Writer



RAKUNAS, Adam | Windswept | Like A Boss

RAMBO, Cat | You Sexy Thing

RATHER, Lina | Sisters of the Vast Black

REDICK, Robert V S | The Red Wolf Conspiracy

REDLING, S J | Damocles

REISS, Alter S | Sunset Mantle

REYNOLDS, Alastair | Eversion

ROBERTS, Adam | Haven

ROBSON, Kelly | Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach

ROSENBAUM, Benjamin | The Unraveling


SALISBURY, Melinda | Hold Back The Tide

SCALZI, John | The Collapsing Empire

SCHWAB, V. E. | The Near Witch

SCOTT, Melissa | Shadow Man

SETTERFIELD, Diane | Once Upon A River

SHAFFER, Mary Ann | The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

SHARMA,  Priya | Ormeshadow

SHAW, Vivian | Strange Practice

SHEPHERD, Lloyd | The English Monster

SHEVDON, Mike | Sixty-One Nails

SHOEMAKER, Martin L | Today I Am Carey

SIGURDARDÓTTIR, Yrsa | Last Rituals

SILVEY, Catriona | Meet Me In Another Life

SKINNER, Andrew | Steel Frame | Origin Complex

SKRUTSKIE, Emily | The Abyss Surrounds Us | The Edge of the Abyss

SLOAN, Robin | Ajax Penumbra 1969

SMITH, Michael Marshall | see Michael Marshall

SMYTHE, James | I Still Dream

SOLOMON, Rivers | The Deep

SPARK, Anna Smith | The Court of Broken Knives

STABENOW, Dana | Star Svensdotter: Second Star | A Handful of Stars | Red Planet Run


STEWART, Andrea | The Bone Shard Daughter

SURI, Tasha |

SYLVER, RoAnna | Chameleon Moon


TAYLOR, Laini | Dreams of Gods and Monsters

TCHAIKOVSKY, Adrian | Dogs of War | The Doors of Eden | One Day All This Will Be Yours

TESH, Emily | Greenhollow: Silver in the Wood | Drowned Country

THOMAS, Jo M | Aurora

THOMPSON, Tade | Rosewater | Far From The Light Of Heaven

TIPTREE Jr, JAMES | Up the Walls of the World

TURNBULL, Cadwell | No Gods, No Monsters

TURTON, Stuart | The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle


UNDERWOOD, MICHAEL R | Born to the Blade (et al, a Serial Box production)


VALENTE, Catherynne | Silently and Very Fast | The Past Is Red

VANDERMEER, Ann & Jeff | The Ultimate Time Traveller’s Almanac

VANDERMEER, Jeff | Annihilation

VILLOSO, KS | The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

VO, Nghi | The Empress of Salt and Fortune

VONNEGUT, Kurt | Slaughterhouse-Five


WAGERS, KB | A Pale Light In The Black

WAGNER, Wendy N | The Secret Skin

WALTON, Jo | Lifelode

WARD, Catriona | Rawblood

WATERS, Sarah | The Little Stranger

WATTS, Peter | Blindsight | Echopraxia

WEBB, Holly | Return to the Secret Garden

WEIR, Andy | The Martian

WELLS, Alex | The Ghost Wolves: Hunger Makes The Wolf

WELLS, Jennifer Foehner | Fluency

WELLS, Martha | The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red | Artificial Condition | Rogue Protocol | Exit Strategy | Fugitive Telemetry

WEXLER, Django | Hard Reboot

WHITE, Corey J | VoidwitchKilling Gravity | Void Black Shadow | Static Ruin

WHITE, Joe & WARD, Catriona | The Nox

WHITEHEAD, Colson | Zone One

WILLIAMS, Jen | The Winnowing Flame: The Ninth Rain | The Bitter Twins | The Poison Song

WILLMOT, Chris | A Manslaughter of Crows

WILSON, Lorraine | This Is Our Undoing

WOOD, Naomi | The Godless Boys

WRIGHT, Helen S | A Matter of Oaths

WYNDHAM, John | Plan For Chaos



YANG, Neon | The Tensorate: The Black Tides of Heaven | The Red Threads of Fortune | The Descent of Monsters | The Ascent to Godhood

YAP, Felicia | Yesterday


ZAHABI, Rebecca | The Collarbound