Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

Blackout and All Clear

Connie Willis is one of the leading figures in science-fiction today. Her recent time-travel novels Blackout and All Clear (2010) won both the Hugo and

Read More »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson’s latest YA novel, adds a few new wrinkles to the expanding mythology of Jack the Ripper. The myth-making began in 1913, just 25

Read More »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Railsea

China Miéville is a national treasure. I only wish he were our national treasure. Let’s adopt him! Mind you, this is coming from a reader

Read More »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Joanne Mallari

Impossible

This book is impossible to put down, no pun intended. Nancy Werlin, National Book Award Finalist, pulls readers into the fast-moving currents of a modern

Read More »
ZONE ONE
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Zone One

Colson Whitehead, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and a keen observer of the American way of life, has written a story

Read More »
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

The Apothecary

Award winning novelist Maile Meloy, in her first novel for young readers (10 and up), has written something amazing. The Apothecary is the story of

Read More »
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

In today’s parlance, Noah Barleywater Runs Away, John Boyne’s return to children’s literature, is a Pinocchio knockoff with a delightful, yet serious, 21st century tone.

Read More »
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

God Bless the Gargoyles

God Bless the Gargoyles is a most unexpected treasure. At first glance, just from its cover, the average grandparent, looking for that perfect children’s book

Read More »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Kraken

Bookin’ with Sunny may not have a cache of science fiction reviewers to draw on, but with that caveat, let me tell you that Kraken

Read More »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

The Year of the Hare

The Year of the Hare is a perfect winter book. Get the fire going, pull up a comfy chair, a good reading lamp, a table

Read More »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

The Monsters of Templeton

When I wrote this review in November of 2008, I declared Lauren Groff, the author of The Monsters of Templeton, The Most Wildly Imaginative Novelist

Read More »
Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

The Wolves in the Walls

Oh, my gosh! This book is so scary it will make you scream until you laugh, and then you will cheer for Lucy who is

Read More »