Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Reviews, June 28th
The Agony Column loves Matthew Hughes’s new far-future philosophical detective comedy The Spiral Labyrinth, and doesn’t care who knows it.
OF Blog of the Fallen reviews Tobias S. Buckell’s second novel, the space opera Ragamuffin.
Strange Horizons reviews the new Mike Resnick-edited anthology of future police stories, Alien Crimes.
Blogcritics reviews Interworld, by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. (An amusing sidenote: Gaiman recently explained how he and Reaves originally pitched the idea as a movie, couldn’t get any interest from Hollywood, and wrote it up as a novel instead…only to have Hollywood come begging.)
The St. Marys-Mt. Druitt Star (one of my favorite newspaper names, by the way) has a very short, and not terribly useful, review of Cornelia Funke’s acclaimed Young Adult novel The Thief Lord.
David Louis Edelman (author of Infoquake and all-around smart guy) has been re-reading all of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth stories and blogging about them; he’s just now gotten to that interesting item, Unfinished Tales.
Kate Nepveu reviews Charles Stross’s Hugo-nominated novel Glasshouse.