Review: "Daemon" by Daniel Suarez

The story of how Suarez's novel went from a self-published story to a major book contract and potential movie deal is one that will give hope to every aspiring writer out there. Suarez got his book into the hands of a target audience and created a buzz for himself that it was impossible for a conventional publisher to ignore. But the thing is--if "Daemon" weren't a good book, no one would be talking about it. And "Daemon" is that good.   [Read more...]

Obscure Tolkien To Be Published This Year

Can't get enough of J.R.R. Tolkien?   You're in luck. The Associated Press reports that an obscure, early work by the fantasy giant has been unearthed and will be published later this year.  The writing pre-dates Tolkien's work on "The Lord of the Rings" novels and is a reworking in verse of old Norse epics.   "The […]

Review: Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor

Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (SoSF Editor) At long last, a "Star Wars" novel that remembers the "Star Wars" universe is supposed to be fun. Set after the events of "Return of the Jedi" and a couple of other books in the continuing series, "Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor" tells the story of Luke's […]

Review: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

A Slice of SciFi Book Review Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (SoSF Editor) Slice of SciFi Rating: 5 out of 5 stars "A fascinating, complex and entertaining (novel) that will keep the pages turning" The success of the Harry Potter series with both children and adults has opened a lot of doors in the fantasy genre. […]

Terry Pratchett Knighted

It's Sir Terry Pratchett now. The best-selling British fantasy author has been granted knighthood for services to literature according to a post on the Pratchett's web-site. Pratchett said that he is "absolutely, totally, gobsmackingly, mindbogglingly amazed" by the honor and that fans "while not calling me Sir, must now refrain from throwing things." Pratchett has […]

Donald E. Westlake Remembered

Mystery author Donald E. Westlake has passed away at the age of 75 according to the Los Angeles Times. Westlake's wife, Abigail told The New York Times the author collapsed as he headed to a New Year's Eve dinner while on vacation in Mexico. His wife says he apparently had a heart attack. Westlake is […]

Star Trek Novels Celebrate 40 Years of the Original Series

For the first time in twenty years, a significant Star Trek milestone will pass without a movie or television episode to mark it. But while there will be no new big- or small-screen adventures for the crew of the Starship Enterprise when the series turns forty in early September, the legacy of Star Trek will […]

Review: "Star Trek: Summon the Thunder" by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

It all began with the granddaddy of them all, Peter David's superlative New Frontier series and has continued to expand with the continuation of the DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise sagas as well as exploring unique areas of the Star Trek universe. Add to this on-going exploration of the Trek universe, Pocket's newest spin-off series, Star Trek: Vanguard.   [Read more...]