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Starred Review: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

“Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed.” Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem got starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and in Publisher’s Weekly! Here’s the full review, from the October 15 issue of Kirkus Reviews: Strange and fascinating alien-contact yarn, the first of a trilogy from China’s most celebrated science-fiction author. In 1967, at the height of the…

Starred Review: Exo by Steven Gould

“Gould literally raises the bar on teleportation in this sequel to Impulse (2013)” Steven Gould’s Exo got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews! Here’s the full review, from the September 9 issue: Gould literally raises the bar on teleportation in this sequel to Impulse (2013). Seventeen-year-old Cent is your typical teen: She’s reeling from a…

Starred Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

“[T]he novel–which contains plenty of action, great character development, vivid and believable worldbuilding and a thought-provoking examination of disability culture and politics–is definitely worth the ride. This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi (The Human Division, 2013, etc.) is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” John Scalzi’s Lock In got a starred…

Starred Review: Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson

“An impressive debut that’s both historical fiction and enchanted realism… Fresh, subtle, daring: well done indeed.” Julia Mary Gibson’s Copper Magic got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews! Here’s the full review, from the June 15 issue: An impressive debut that’s both historical fiction and enchanted realism. The protagonist opens the book by proclaiming: “[t]here…

Starred Review: Dangerous Women

“Everyone will find something to like here.” George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’s Dangerous Women got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews! Here’s the full review, from the November 1st issue: Bold and deadly female characters of many genres stride through the pages of this massive anthology. When genre collections include this many big-name authors,…

Starred Review: The Land Across

“Wolfe, in masterful mood, builds his characters, explores the puzzles, links the elements together and contrives to render the backdrop both intriguingly attractive and creepily sinister. Sheer enjoyment.” Gene Wolfe’s The Land Across got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews! Here’s the full review, from the October 1st issue: From the accomplished author of Home…

Starred Review: Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

“Grab this book. Whether newcomer or old hand, the reader will not be disappointed.” Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews!* Here’s the full review, from the September 15th issue:  A bumper crop of 34 stories from authors who first came to…