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LitStack Review: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six Wakes Mur Lafferty Orbit Books Release Date:  January 31, 2017 ISBN 978-0-316-38968-6 Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes is a science fiction novel about clones and a space mission gone awry.  But it’s also a murder mystery, with many moving parts. Both aspects of the book feed off the other, and both are equally riveting. Crewman […]


LitStack Review: After Atlas by Emma Newman

After Atlas Emma Newman Roc Release Date:  November 8, 2016 ISBN 978-0-425282-40-3 Last year, Emma Newman’s novel, Planetfall, chronicled the aftermath of an interstellar expedition whose participants thought they had found the resting place of God. Led by the unshakable faith of the genius scientist known as the Pathfinder, a thousand people left behind their […]


LitStack Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil Robert Galbraith Mulholland Books Release Date:  October 20, 2015 ISBN 978-0-316-34993-2 Career of Evil, the third book in the crime thriller series starring private detective Cormoran Strike, is the grittiest one yet.  It’s no wonder that author J.K. Rowling stuck to her non de plume of Robert Galbraith long after news of […]


LitStack Review: The Three by Sarah Lotz

The Three Sarah Lotz Little, Brown and Company Publication Date:  May 20,2014 ISBN 978-0-316-24290-5 Conspiracy theories.  New ones pop up every day, and old ones just don’t ever seem to go away, no matter how conclusively they are debunked.  But what if something happened that seemed to defy coincidence?  That couldn’t just be explained away, […]


LitStack ‘In Case You Missed It’ Review: The City & the City by China Miéville

The City & the City China Miéville Del Rey Release Date:  May 26, 2009 ISBN 978-0-345-49751-2 I enjoy exploring literary works whose titles have been short-listed for awards in my preferred genre; the Hugos and the Nebulas, the World Fantasy Awards.  Doing so has led me to many talented authors and dozens of entertaining novels […]


LitStack Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

The Cuckoo’s Calling Robert Galbraith Mulholland Books Release Date:   April 30, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-20684-6 I’ll admit it – I’m one of those superficial ne’r-do-wells who would not have read The Cuckoo’s Calling if word hadn’t gotten out that author Robert Galbraith was really J.K. Rowling (of the “Harry Potter” books franchise) using a pseudonym.  Due […]