Review: "Pandemic" by Scott Sigler

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Podcast novelist (and self-proclaimed future dark overlord) Scott Sigler burst onto the horror scene a couple of years ago Infected. If you've read (or listened to) Sigler's original novel, I need only say two words to make you shudder involuntarily -- chicken scissors.   [Read more...]

Review: "The Republic of Thieves" by Scott Lynch

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After years of anticipation and speculation, Lynch returns to the universe of his Gentlemen Bastards with the long-awaited third installment, The Republic of Thieves.   [Read more...]

Review: "Parasite" by Mira Grant

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Mira Grant's first novel Feed was one of the best novels of its year, garnering critical praise, a legion of fans and making the short list for the Hugo Award.

It deserved every bit of that attention thanks in large part thanks to a new take on the zombie thriller and a couple of interesting twists along the way that made me eager for the next installment in the trilogy. Unfortunately, the final two segments of the Newsflesh trilogy never quite lived up to the high bar set by the first book.   [Read more...]

Review: "Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest" by A. Lee Martinez

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Helen and Troy are just your ordinary, average young Americans who work together at minimum wage jobs in a fast food restaurant.

Well, except for the small detail that Helen is a minotaur and the two have been given an epic quest by a hamburger god.   [Read more...]

Review: "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King

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When I heard that Stephen King was writing a sequel to what I consider one of his best novels The Shining, I was both eager and hesitant to pick it up. Part of me was eager to see where King would take the characters from the world of the Overlook Hotel in the sequel and hesitant because of the track record of other authors with "long awaited" sequels.   [Read more...]

Review: "Redshirts" by John Scalzi

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If you’ve ever watched an episode of classic Star Trek, you’re probably familiar with the old adage, “Don’t wear a red shirt.” Odds are you won’t survive until the first commercial break.

John Scalzi’s latest novel Redshirts delves into that old adage as well as several other tropes from not only classic Trek but many of our favorite genre series.   [Read more...]

All Hallow's Read

Gaiman has started the All Hallow's Read to encourage sharing of "scary books" during the upcoming Halloween season. Gaiman says that you can give the book the week of Halloween or on the actual Halloween night itself.   [Read more...]

NASA Teaming Up With Tor/Forge

We've all heard stories about how many of NASA's scientists and astronauts were inspired by the worlds of science-fiction. Now, the space agency is teaming up with Tor books to create a new line of science-fiction novels that will highlight concepts relevant to current and future NASA missions and operations.   [Read more...]

NPR Releases Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book List

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about NPR's summer project to assemble a list of the top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.

After nominations, voting and compiling, the results are in. The full list is available on NPR.   [Read more...]

Review: Star Wars: Red Harvest

Following the success of last year's "Death Troopers," "Red Harvest" gives us another zombie/"Star Wars" mash-up. This time instead of zombies attacking and eating the brains of storm troopers, it's the Jedi taking on zombies. And not just any Jedi, mind you but an isolated training camp of Sith apprentices. On the surface it seems […]

Review: Feed by Mira Grant

The year 2014 should have been a banner one for humanity with cures for the common cold and cancer hitting the market.  But then something went terribly wrong as the two cures worked together to create a virus that turns human beings into zombies, bringing on the zombie apocalypse. Twenty years later, the world is […]

Review: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

Reviewed by: Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) A fascinating look at the realities of space travel. Science fiction movies and novels dealing with long exploration missions to deep space rarely deal with the complexities of our bodies surviving during the long journey through space. Or as the old question asks, "Where does Captain Kirk […]

"Dracula" Goes Interactive

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The king of vampire is rising from the grave again--and this time he's going interactive. One of the icon's of the horror genre, "Dracula" will get a new make-over for the 21st century when an interactive version of the classic Bram Stoker novel is released for iPads next week. According to USA Today, the new […]

Would You Buy a Classic Novel With a 3-D Cover?

It's in theaters, it's trying to come home and it's been used in magazines. So why not 3-D book covers? That's the idea behind a series of reprints of some classic genre novels from Vintage Classics. Five novels will hit stores in 2011 with new 3-D covers and glasses to try and entice readers to […]

Review: Night of the Living Trekkies

Ever since zombies invaded the pages of Jane Austen with great success, publishers have been searching for the next great mash-up novel. Earlier this year, we got “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter,” a funny take on the historical biography that asked what if Honest Abe was really a vampire slayer? On the other end of the spectrum is the Hugo-nominated zombie/steampunk novel “Boneshaker.”   [Read more...]

Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 John Smith looks like your average teenager, but he's hiding a deep secret. He's one of nine survivors from the alien world, Lorien, who fled to Earth and who are being hunted down. Thanks to a curse, the nine survivors have to be hunted down and killed in a certain […]