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Review: “Unraveling Timelines,” Lise Breakey

Pros: Nifty time-travel Cons: Confusing time travel Rating: 4 out of 5 Lise Breakey’s Unraveling Timelines is a clever and interesting time-travel tale. There are Four Families with unique abilities. The Timewalkers, the Telepaths, the Hunters (immortals), and the Seers.

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Short Take: “Stealing from Pirates,” Stefon Mears

Pros: Interesting setup Cons: Kind of boring; feels unfinished Rating: 3 out of 5 In Stefon Mears’s Stealing from Pirates, pilot and captain Dara “Dare” Ross is indulging in a bit of low-risk smuggling. Unfortunately for her, someone has swapped

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Review: “Nightflyers and Other Stories,” George R.R. Martin

Pros: Fascinating little nuggets of sci-fi Cons: A seeming plot hole or two; could use more character depth Rating: 4 out of 5 George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers & Other Stories is a collection of a handful of science fiction stories,

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Review: “Earth Alone,” Daniel Aronson

Pros: Interesting start to a military sf story Cons: One big plot hole Rating: 3 out of 5 Daniel Aronson’s Earth Alone: Earthrise Book 1 depicts a dystopian future in which huge centipede-like aliens regularly try to invade earth. They

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Short Take: “Beneath the Cut,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Loved this tale. Plenty of mystery and strangeness Cons: Not everyone will want the murky turn into what is death? Rating: 5 out of 5 Beneath the Cut measured up to what I expect from Ike Hamill at this

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Short Take: “After We Live Forever,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Unique Cons: Really, really weird; oddly long Rating: 4 out of 5 My opinion of Ike Hamill’s books varies wildly. Some of them are absolutely amazing (Like the Madelyn series) while I dislike others. Overall he’s great, though. His

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Review: “After Atlas,” Emma Newman

Pros: Fascinating detail Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Emma Newman’s After Atlas (Planetfall Novel, A) is a follow-on to a previous novel I haven’t read, but I didn’t find that made this hard to follow at all. When

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Review: “Apprentice in Death,” J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Pros: Enjoyable story and characters; thank heavens that Eve and Roarke are not mixed up in this one. Cons: Nothing terribly new Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In J.D. Robb’s Apprentice in Death, New York is in a panic. There’s

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Non-Review: “Flight of the Ferryman,” William Irvin Rice

Willim Irvin Rice’s Flight of the Ferryman sounded good; I was looking forward to reading it. Something about the crew on a funeral ship being woken early because there’s life signs somewhere among the dead people. That sounds great! A

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Non-Review: “Mobius,” Vincent Vale

I didn’t finish reading Vincent Vale’s Mobius. It’s about a man named Theron Mobius. He’s brilliant, he’s possibly insane, and his work on space travel has made him very useful. Unfortunately, after reading about a third of the book I

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