Reviews for the Year 2001
The Re-Readable Collection Of
Selected by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Here you will find reviews for 2001.
For other years, click "Columns by Year"
|Use Month links to read these review columns||Title of the Review||
Some books reviewed here are older, and out of print.
|"A Huge Mega-Trend"
Out of Print Pick For Writers
on your Gift List:
Civil Campaign : A Comedy of Biology and Manners
The Shadow Matrix : A Novel of Darkover (Daw Book Collectors, No. 1065)
by Marion Zimmer Bradley
A Mirror for Observers by Edgar Pangborn 1954, and since then various publishers. There's a link on the sf/f page at Keybooks Bookstore where you can find used copies.
Civil Campaign, A Vorkosigan Adventure, by Lois McMaster Bujold, Baen pb Aug. 2000If you've managed to miss theVorkosegan Novels, you've got a real treat in store.
Miles Vorkosegan is an aristocrat from a world where the Military is the only real career for an aristocratic man. But with his defective body, he has no hope. But anyhow, he succeeds beyond everyone's wildest dreams.
Finally, he grows up into his 30's, miraculously surviving -- and meets the One Woman he can't live without.
Modeling his courtship on his most successful military campaigns, a 'Civil Campaign' - he fails abysmally. I have never read anything so hysterically FUNNY as the dinner party at the middle of this novel. But it's only funny because it is so very realistic.
Bujold has a deep understanding of human nature, easy facility with sf/f world-building, and the military wiles of a Gordon R. Dickson. And here she's written an sf-romance that should be used as a model of excellence by which to judge every other sf-romance.
Traitor's Sun Darkover Novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW pb, 1997, 1998
King Kelson's Bride A Novel of the Deryni by Katherine Kurtz, DAW hc June 2000
|"The More Things Change
Twilight A Novel of Saint Germain by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,
Tor hc, Oct. 2000
Don't miss this one -- it's different. Saint Germain makes a mistake and has to live with it.
Hiding in the Shadows
by Kay Hooper
|Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper, Bantam Books pb Aug 2000
Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper, Bantam Books pb Oct 2000
Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper, November 2000
See my Review on Amazon.com which discusses these books from a writer's point of view.
|"The Chinese Finger Puzzle Trend"
Nighthawk by Kristen Kyle BMI paperback 1997 - try ElephantBooks.com.
Dreams of Darkness : Book 1 of the Everdark Wars
Nighthawk by Kristen Kyle BMI paperback 1997 - out-of-print but worthwhile to hunt for it.
The Dreams of Darkness : Book 1 of the Everdark Wars by Elizabeth Burton Pulsar Books CD-Rom Sept. 2001
The People's Choice by Jeff Greenfield, Putnam hc 1995
This is ostensibly mainstream fiction written before 1995 - yet it describes Election 2000 to a T.
Star Trek:: Voyager "The Void" aired January 2001
7 Days - TV series
Andromeda - A Gene Roddenberry TV Series. (don't miss this series!)
Visit our Fandom Online links section to find the websites for these great shows.
|May 2001||"Breaking Out"
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, Scholastic Inc. Oct. 1998
Star Trek: Voyager episode first aired 4/11/01
The Vampire Files: Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod, Ace hc, Nov. 2000
Vampire Files series by P. N. Elrod has a blanket recommendation here. To find reviews of the rest of the series, put "P. N. Elrod" into the simegen.com search engine below.
Precursor by C. J. Cherryh, sequel to the Foreigner Trilogy reviewed in this column previously. DAW pb Oct. 2000
To find the reviews of the others in this series, put "C. J. Cherryh" into our simegen.com search engine below.
A Still Point In Time by
|Star Trek: Voyager,
"Natural Law" Syndicated TV episode, May 2001
A Still Point In Time by Marsha Briscoe, Starlight Writer Publications, http://rfiwest.com/rfiwest1.html ebook & paper June/July 2001
See Borrowed Tides in simegen.com's Keybooks Bookstore with other comments.
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda - Season Finale Episode, May 2001
|It is highly recommended that you catch the reruns of this syndicated TV series. The rerun of the finale in the fall, followed by the season opener may turn out to be more than interesting.|
The August column connects Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, the Internet, and The Name of the Rose.
See my review on amazon.com along with all my amazon.com postings.
Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, Audio Renaissance Tapes, 1995,
abridged, read by Theodore Bikel - 6 hours.
Destiny by Maggie Shayne, Jove Romance pb, Feb 2001
of Hell by Susan Sizemore, Speculation Press pb, Jan. 2000
Hercules syndicated TV series now rerunning on sci-fi channel.
September presents an entire publishing house, not just one book.
This publishing house would not have come to my attention had they not advertised on simegen.com AND produced a book which won one of our Awards.
Read what others have to say about these books by clicking the titles.
|"Glimpses that Persist"
Kill an Eidolon
Honor and Treason
: A Bewildered Parent's Guide
To Kill An Eidolon by W. F. Halsey, Speculation Press pb, July 1999
Of Honor and Treason by C. J. Merle, Speculation Press pb June 2000
Tribute Trail by Terri Beckett and Chris Power, Speculation Press pb, June 1999
Teenagers! A Bewildered Parent's Guild, by Elizabeth Caldwell Silvercat Publications, 1996,
|October 2001||"When Initiation Takes Hold"
This is also from Speculation Press
Vision is a 'can't put it down read' - and please don't judge it by
the cover art.
Yes, this book and its publisher advertise on simegen.com - I'd probably never have noticed them if they didn't. And that's a conflict of interests. But this is just one terrific novel! Read it!
I have also sold Speculation Press a Vampire short story for their November anthology. The two prequels are available here for free reading.
Secret of the Wolf is a sequel to Touch of the Wolf and Once a Wolf - you can find my reviews of those by putting "Susan Krinard" into our domain search engine. Don't miss this one.
Time Future pits the strength and ingenuity of a woman against the forces of a galactic civilization. I loved the moment when her ex-husband turns up.
Stronghold Rising is a very strong entry into this long series. For more on the rest of these books, put "Lisanne Norman" into the simegen.com domain search engine. All these titles are highly recommended.
|November 2000||"The Fidelity Trend"
Blood Games by Lee Killough (discounted on amazon.com)
Duty and Death
Enterprise:the new Star Trek series. www.meishamerlin.com )
Confessions: How to Write & Sell True Stories by Lorraine Henderson, Toad Hall Press, Aug. 2001
Use our domain wide search engine to find the other reviews of these titles posted here and in our entire review section.
Find your favorite authors.
Reviews for 2002
Reviews for 2003
|"Vibrating A Word"
Don't miss reviews for other books in this CJCherryh series.
Click titles on right for the others in this series. there are excerpts from the novels posted for free reading.
See Keybooks Bookstore for more choice sf/f picks.
|Foreigner by C. J. Cherryh, DAW hc 1994 by C. J. Cherryh, DAW hc 1995 by C. J. Cherryh DAW hc 1999 , Winifred Halsey ed., pb. Speculation Press Dec. 2001 I have reviewed the first 4 novels in this series and you can find my reviews by putting "C. J. Cherryh" into our search engine. There is a great deal more to say on this very important series and you can read my review here soon.|
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