Book Reviews (alphabetized by author)

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Ahmed, Saladin
     Throne of the Crescent Moon (2012, DAW Books)

Allan, Nina
     The Race (2014, NewCon Press)
     The Harlequin (2015, Sandstone Press)

Anderson, Poul
     The High Crusade (1960, Doubleday)
     People of the Wind (1973, Signet)
     Fire Time (1974, Doubleday)

Asimov, Isaac
The Foundation series (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) (1951, 1952, 1953; Gnome/Spectra/Doubleday)
The Robot series (The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, The Robots of Dawn) (1953, 1955, 1983; Doubleday)
The End of Eternity (1955, Doubleday)

Bacigalupi, Paolo
     The Windup Girl (2009, Night Shade Books)

Ballard, J.G.
     The Drowned World (1962, Berkley Books)

Banks, Iain M.
     The Algebraist (2004, Orbit)

Barnes, John
     Mother of Storms (1994, Tor)

Bear, Greg
     Blood Music (1985, Arbor House)
Moving Mars 
(1993, Tor)

Bennett, Robert Jackson
     City of Stairs (2014, Broadway Books)

Bester, Alfred
     The Demolished Man (1953, Shasta Publishers)
The Computer Connection (1975, Berkley Books)

Bishop, Michael
     No Enemy but Time (1982, Timescape/Simon and Schuster) Guest post for Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations!
     Brittle Innings (1994, Bantam Books)

Brackett, Leigh
    The Long Tomorrow (1955, Doubleday)

Bradbury, Ray
     Fahrenheit 451 (1953, Ballantine Books)
     Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962, Simon & Schuster)

Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    The Sword of Aldones (1962, Ace Books)
The Heritage of Hastur (1975, DAW Books)

Brin, David
     Startide Rising (Uplift saga #2) (1983, Bantam Books)
     The Postman (1985, Bantam Books)
     Glory Season (1993, Orbit Books)
     Brightness Reef (Uplift Storm #1) (1995, Bantam Books)
     Kiln People (2002, Tor)

Brunner, John
     The Whole Man (1964, Ballantine Books)
     The Squares of the City (1965, Ballantine Books)
     Stand on Zanzibar (1968, Doubleday)

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Cordelia’s Honor: Shards of Honor/Barrayar
(1986/1991, Baen Books)
     Mirror Dance (1994, Baen Books)
      The Curse of Chalion (Chalion #1) (2001, Eos)
      Paladin of Souls (Chalion #2)  (2003, Eos)
      Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance (2012, Baen)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice
     Carson of Venus (1938, Argosy)

Card, Orson Scott
    Ender’s Game (1985, Tor)

Charnas, Suzy McKee
     Walk to the End of the World (1974, Ballantine Books)

Charnock, Anne
    Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind (2015, 47North)

Cherryh, C. J.
     Cuckoo’s Egg (1985, DAW Books)

Clarke, Arthur C.
     Childhood’s End (1953, Ballantine Books)
     Rendezvous with Rama (1972, Gollancz/Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich)

Clarke, Susanna
    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2004, Bloomsbury)

Clement, Hal
     Mission of Gravity (1953, Doubleday)

Clifton, Mark and Frank Riley
     They’d Rather Be Right (The Forever Machine) (1957, Gnome Press)

Compton, D. G.
     The Unsleeping Eye/The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974, Gollancz, DAW Books)

Delany, Samuel R.
     The Jewels of Aptor (1962, Ace Books)
     Babel-17 (1966, Ace Books)

Dick, Philip K.
     Ubik (1969, Doubleday)
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said 
(1974, Doubleday)
     VALIS (1981, Bantam Books)
     The Divine Invasion (1981, Timescape Books)
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982, Timescape Books)
     Radio Free Albemuth (1985, Arbor House)

Farmer, Philip Jose
      To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971, Putnam Publishing Group)

Gaiman, Neil
     The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013, William Morrow & Co.)

Galouye, Daniel
     Dark Universe (1961, Bantam Books)

Gerrold, David
     The Man Who Folded Himself (1973, Random House)

Gibson, William
     Neuromancer (1984, Ace)
     Virtual Light (1993, Bantam/Viking/Seal)
     The Peripheral (2014, G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Goto, Hiromi
    The Kappa Child (2001, Red Deer Press)

Grant, Mira (a.k.a Seanan McGuire)
     The Newsflesh trilogy (Feed, Deadline, Blackout) (2010, 2011, 2012; Orbit)

Haldeman, Joe
    The Forever War (1974, St. Martin’s Press)

Hamilton, Edmond (as Brett Sterling)
     Danger Planet (Red Sun of Danger) (1945, Popular Library)

Hardinge, Francis
     Cuckoo Song (2014, Pan MacMillan)

Harrison, Harry
     Planet of the Damned (1961, Bantam)

Harrison, M. John
    The Viriconium sequence (1971-1984) (2005 omnibus, Bantam Spectra)

Heinlein, Robert A.
     Double Star (1956, Doubleday)
     Starship Troopers (1959, G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
     Stranger in a Strange Land (1961, Putnam Publishing Group)
     Glory Road (1963, G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
     The Moon is a Harsh Mansplainer (1966, G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
     Time Enough for Love (1973, G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
     Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984, Ballantine Books/Del Rey)

Herbert, Frank
     Dune (1965, Chilton Books)

Hopkinson, Nalo
     Brown Girl in the Ring (1998, Hachette Book Group)

Hutchinson, David
     Europe in Autumn (2014, Solaris Books)
     Europe at Midnight (2015, Rebellion)

Ings, Simon
     Wolves (2014, Gollancz)

Jemisin, N. K.
     The Fifth Season (2015, Orbit)

Jordan, Robert
     Wheel of Time series, Books 1 – 3 (The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn) (1990, 1990, 1991; Tor/Orbit)

Kornbluth, Cyril M.
     The Space Merchants (written with Frederik Pohl) (1953, Ballantine Books)
     Not This August (1955, Doubleday)

Kress, Nancy
     Beggars in Spain (1993, William Morrow and Company)
     Beggars and Choosers (1994, Tor)

Leckie, Ann
Ancillary Justice (2013, Orbit)
     Ancillary Sword (2014, Orbit)

Le Guin, Ursula K.
      The Left Hand of Darkness (1969, Ace Books)
      The Lathe of Heaven (1971, Avon Books)
      The Dispossessed (1974, Harper & Row)

Leiber, Fritz
     Destiny Times Three (1945, Gnome Press ’52)
     The Big Time (1958, Galaxy Science Fiction/Ace)
     The Wanderer (1964, Ballantine Books)

Lem, Stanislaw
    Solaris (1961, MON/Walker US)

Lewis, C. S.
    Out of the Silent Planet (1938, John Lane)
Perelandra (1943) and That Hideous Strength (1945) (The Bodley Head)

MacAvoy, R. A.
     Tea with the Black Dragon (1983, Bantam Books)

MacLean, Katherine
     Missing Man (1975, Berkley/Putnam)

MacLeod, Ken
    Learning the World (2005, Orbit/Tor)

Martin, George R. R.
     A Feast for Crows (2005, Bantam/Spectra)

McCaffrey, Anne
     Dragonflight: (The Dragonriders of Pern #1) (1968, Ballantine Books)
     Dragonquest: (The Dragonriders of Pern #2) (1970, Ballantine Books)
     Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Prequel)(1983, Del Rey/Ballantine Books)

McDonald, Ian
     River of Gods (2004, Simon & Schuster)
The Dervish House 
(2010, Pyr)
     Luna: New Moon (2015, Tor)

McIntyre, Vonda N.
     The Exile Waiting (1975, Nelson Doubleday)

Miéville, China
     Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag #1) (2000, Macmillan)
     The Scar (Bas-Lag #2) (2002, Macmillan)
Iron Council (Bas-Lag #3)
 (2004, Del Rey)
The City & The City
 (2009, Macmillan)

Mitchell, David
     The Bone Clocks (2014, Sceptre)

Mitchison, Naomi
     Memoirs of a Spacewoman (1962, Gollancz)

Morrow, James
     Towing Jehovah (1994, Harcourt Brace)

Nagata, Linda
    The Red: First Light (2013/2015, Mythic Island Press/Saga Press)

Niven, Larry
     Protector (1973, Ballantine Books)
    The Integral Trees (1984, Del Rey Books)

Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle
      The Mote in God’s Eye (1974, Simon and Schuster)
Footfall (1985, Del Rey Books)
     Inferno (1975 Galaxy, 1976 Pocket Books)

North, Claire
     The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014, Gollancz)

Norton, Andre
     Witch World (1963, Ace Books)

Novik, Naomi
     His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire) (2005, Del Rey)

Okorafor, Nnedi
     Lagoon (2014, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.)
     Binti (2015, Tor)

Palmer, David R.
     Emergence (1984, Bantam Spectra)

Pangborn, Edgar
     Davy (1964, St. Martin’s Press/Ballantine Books)

Peake, Mervyn
    The Gormenghast trilogy (1946, 1950, 1959, Eyre & Spottiswood)

Pohl, Frederik
     The Space Merchants (written with C. M. Kornbluth) (1953, Ballantine Books)
Man Plus
(1976, Random House)

Priest, Cherie
     Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century #1) (2009, Tor)

Priest, Christopher
     Inverted World (1974, Faber & Faber)
     The Prestige (1995, Simon & Schuster)

Roberts, Adam
     Jack Glass (2012, Gollancz)
     The Thing Itself (2015, Gollancz)

Robinson, Kim Stanley
     Red Mars (Mars trilogy #1) (1993, Spectra/Bantam Dell/Random House)
     Green Mars (Mars trilogy #2) (1994, Spectra/Bantam Dell/Random House)
     Blue Mars (Mars trilogy #3) (1996, Spectra/Bantam Dell/Random House )
     The Years of Rice and Salt (2002, Bantam Books/HarperCollins)
2312 (2012, Orbit)
     Aurora (2015, Orbit)

Russ, Joanna
     The Female Man (1975, Bantam Books)

Russell, Eric Frank
     Three to Conquer (Call Him Dead) (1955, Avalon Books)

Sawyer, Robert J
     The Terminal Experiment (1995, Harper Prism)
(2002, Tor)
     Humans (2003, Tor)
     WWW: Wake (2009, Viking Canada)

Scalzi, John
     Old Man’s War (2005, Tor)
 (2012, Tor)

Silverberg, Robert
     A Time of Changes (1971, Nelson Doubleday)
The Stochastic Man (1976, Harper & Row)

Simak, Clifford D.
     Time is the Simplest Thing (The Fisherman) (1961, Analog)
     Way Station (Here Gather the Stars) (1963, Doubleday)

Simmons, Dan
     Ilium (2003, HarperCollins)

Sinisalo, Johanna
The Core of the Sun (2016, Grove Press/Black Cat) reviewed for 2017 Shadow Clarke

Smith, Cordwainer
     The Planet Buyer (The Boy Who Sold Old Earth)  (1964, Pyramid Books

Smith, Edward E. “Doc”
     Galactic Patrol (1938, Astounding)
Skylark Duquesne (1965, Pyramid Books)

Stapledon, Olaf
     Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future (1930, Methuen)
Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest 
(1935, Methuen)
    Star Maker (1937, Methuen)

Stross, Charles
     Singularity Sky (2003, Ace Books)
     Iron Sunrise (2004, Ace Books)
     Accelerando (2005, Orbit/Ace)

Sturgeon, Theodore
     More Than Human (1953, Ballantine Books)

Swanwick, Michael
    Bones of the Earth (2002, Eos)

Tepper, Sheri S.
    Grass (1989, Doubleday)

Thomas, Theodore L.
The Clone (1965, Berkley Medallion)

Valente, Catherynne M.
     Palimpsest (2009, Bantam Spectra)

Vance, Jack
     Tales of the Dying Earth (2000, Orb Books)

VanderMeer, Jeff
     Southern Reach trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance (2014, FSG)

Van Vogt, A. E.
     The World of Null-A (1948, Simon & Schuster)

Varley, John
     Millennium (1983, Berkley Books)

Vinge, Vernor
     The Peace War (1984, Bluejay Books)

Vonnegut, Kurt
     Cat’s Cradle (1963, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston)

Walton, Jo
     Among Others (2011, Tor)

White, James
     Second Ending (1961, Ace)

Wilhelm, Kate
     Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (1974, Orbit)
     Welcome, Chaos (1983, Houghton Mifflin)

Williamson, Neil
     The Moon King (2014, NewCon Press)

Willis, Connie
     Remake (1995, Bantam Books)
     Blackout (2010, Spectra)
All Clear (Blackout #2) (2010, Spectra)

Wilson, Robert Charles
     Blind Lake (2003, Tor Books)
     Spin (2005, Tor Books)

Wolfe, Gene
     The Shadow of the Torturer (Book of the New Sun #1) (1980, Simon & Schuster)
     The Claw of the Conciliator (Book of the New Sun #2) (1981, Timescape Books)
     The Sword of the Lictor (Book of the New Sun #3) (1982, Timescape Books)
     The Citadel of the Autarch (Book of the New Sun #4) (1983, Timescape Books)

Zelazny, Roger
     … And Call me Conrad (This Immortal) (1965, Mercury Press)
Doorways in the Sand (1976, Harper & Row)


    Despatches From the Frontiers of the Female Mind (1985, Women’s Press)

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