Gardens of the Moon is a remarkable book and a must-read for the more advanced fantasy fans amongst us. But it's a flawed novel.
Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart novel is a quality novel that most science fiction/fantasy fans will enjoy -- as long as they don't take it too seriously.
Patrick Rothfuss’s novella The Slow Regard of Silent Things is an extremely charming extended vignette that any Rothfuss fan would be a true fool to miss.
Read 24 years after it was first published in 1987, it is apparent that Consider Phlebas is what might be termed a flawed gem of modern science fiction.
Vernor Vinge's 2006 book Rainbows End constitutes a veritable cornucopia of dazzling ideas about where Web 2.0 technologies could lead humanity.
Joe Abercrombie's new stand-alone novel Best Served Cold is a blood-soaked revenge quest that will highly satisfy fantasy fans with a black sense of humour.
Considering that Robert Jordan is no longer around, it is remarkable that The Gathering Storm is so true to the vision of the series' original creator.
Transition is not for everyone. But for those who are willing to push through Banks' sardonic veil to see what's beyond, you'll find a fascinating journey.
Fool's Assassin is a triumphant return to the world and the characters which Robin Hobb commenced two decades ago with Assassin's Apprentice.
If you liked Steelheart, I recommend you pick up Firefight. It won’t take you long to read it, and it’s an ideal light read after a heavier series.
If you liked the first Mistborn novel, you'll want to pick up The Well of Ascension and block out a sizeable chunk of space in your diary.
The Darkest Road represents a satisfying conclusion to Guy Gavriel Kay's debut fantasy series, The Fionavar Tapestry.
Dan Simmons' 1989 book Hyperion is a masterpiece of the science fiction genre and a must-read for any lover of classic sci-fi literature.
If you liked The Quantum Thief, you should be reading this excellent follow-up by author Hannu Rajaniemi.
Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn: The Final Empire is a thoroughly satisfying beginning to what I expect will be a great trilogy.
The Summer Tree, the first book by Guy Gavriel Kay, is a delightful little gem of fantasy literature that promises big things for the author.
The Quantum Thief is that rarest of rare birds; a first novel by a debut author which is a joy to read and takes the science fiction genre forward.
Dragon Keeper represents a solid accomplishment that Robin Hobb fans will enjoy as much as a hearty meal.
Use of Weapons is a thought-provoking, if flawed, meditation on the use of violence as a tool for political and societal development.
A Canticle for Leibowitz represents a hilarious, disturbing and enlightening vision of our young race and will remain a landmark in the sci-fi genre.
The Stormlight Archive is a series that every fantasy fan should read and be familiar with. The Way of Kings represents a stellar start to that series.
Disappointingly, Towers of Midnight will go down in history as one of the poorest books in the awe-inspiring The Wheel of Time series.
The Hero of Ages is the best possible conclusion to what has become one of modern fantasy's best trilogies, the Mistborn series.
The Wandering Fire is a worthy and satisfying follow-up to Guy Gavriel Kay's first book in The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, The Summer Tree.
One of Iain M. Banks' tightest Culture novels, The Player of Games represents the British author writing science fiction at his most accessible.
With Dragon Haven, fantasy master Robin Hobb began to rekindle some of the magic that had left her most recent works.
With The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss has produced what his fans have been praying for: A sequel worthy to the Name of the Wind.
The Library at Mount Char is a well-written fantasy novel which aches with the potential for greatness but doesn't quite achieve it.
Monster Hunter Siege is a satisfying new entry in the popular series. However, it also demonstrates Larry Correia’s unwillingness to take writing risks.
Ann Leckie’s debut Ancillary Justice, is a stellar modern piece of science fiction which will remind seasoned readers of the classic greats in the genre.
Ancillary Sword is a worthy follow-up to Ann Leckie’s Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning debut, Ancillary Justice.
Son of the Black Sword is a fast-moving and gutsy epic fantasy novel which contains a great deal of the gritty prose which Larry Correia is known for.
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