An extended version of Vances novella The Kragen – descendants of a crashed interstellar prison ship deal with a squid-like local lifeform. 4 stars In brief: Worth a read by anyone.
Jubal Droad leaves home and becomes a spy, but is caught up in complex and bizarre intrigues. 4 stars In brief: A sympathetic read.
Void #1 The Dreamer broadcast to a highly evolved society the transmissions he received from the strange galactic Void region – dreams that have inspired a large movement that aims to replicate the dreams society. 4 stars In brief: A very satisfying read.
Dreamtime #1 The story of Reeth Caldason, a tormented warrior with a secret; Kutch, a novice magic user; and Serrah, another warrior, from another country. They and a host of others are enmeshed in the machinations of two empires fighting it out through proxies on the island of Bhealfa. 3.5 …
Deepgate Codex #1 The city of Deepgate is suspended by chains above an abyss, but the citys creaking power structure has begun to fall apart. 3 stars In brief: For fans of Mervyn Peake and steampunk.
Shel Shelborne discovers that his missing father had built a time machine, and tries to follow his fathers trail. 3 stars In brief: A disappointment from McDevitt.
Moonworlds Saga #4 Wayfarer Inspector Danolarian gets caught up in what may or may not be time travel. 3 stars In brief: Doesn’t tie up any loose ends, so don’t buy it just for a sense of closure.
A collection of fantasy and science fiction stories. 2 stars In brief: If you can pick it up cheap at a discount bookstore, go to it.
Boreal Moon #1 A complex fantasy series from Julian May. 2 stars In brief: If you enjoy Julian May and epic fantasy, skip this series.
Althalus, thief and reprobate, must save humanity with only the help of a goddess in the shape of a cat. 2 stars In brief: Not worth it.