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Starred Review: The Just City by Jo Walton

“The award-winning Walton has written a remarkable novel of ideas that demands—and repays—careful reading. It is itself an exercise in philosophy that often, courtesy of Socrates, critically examines Plato’s ideas. If this sounds abstruse, it sometimes is, but the plot is always accessible and the world building and characterization are superb. In the end, the…

Starred Review: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg

“…this one is a spine-tingler with smart dialogue, a thickly atmospheric setting, and plenty of visceral violence. Fine old-school horror…” Glen Hirshberg’s Motherless Child got a starred review in Booklist! Here’s the full review, from the May 15 issue: Award-winning author Hirshberg takes readers on a grisly yet darkly comedic road trip in this outstanding…

Starred Review: Transhuman by Ben Bova

“Plausible twenty-first-century medical research, the bond between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and political power all serve to make this book a must-read for those who enjoyed The Fugitive. A combination of thriller, adventure, and drama will enthrall.” Ben Bova’s Transhuman got a starred review in Booklist! Here’s the full review, from the March 15th…

Starred Review: Providence Rag

“Mulligan’s character, played off the vicissitudes of his job, is skillfully layered and engaging. DeSilva, who worked for decades at the AP, won an Edgar for Best First Novel for Rogue Island (2010). He knows of what he writes.” Bruce DeSilva’s Providence Rag got a starred review in Booklist!* Here’s the full review, from the…