Reviews for the Year 2008

The Re-Readable Collection  Of  SF&F 
Selected by  Jacqueline Lichtenberg
 The Romantic Times Award Winning
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Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Year 2008 Titles Well Worth Re-Reading

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Books Reviewed

January 2008

Formulating Decisions: Sacred Space and Identity



House of the Rose series is downloadable at








Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies by Blake Snyder, Michael Wiese Productions, 2007






House of The Rose IV; Queen of Heaven, by Michaela August, Awe-Struck E-books 2007

The Sleeping God by Violette Malan, DAW Fantasy TP 2007







The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley HC, 2007








The Heart of Valor, Tanya Huff, DAW HC SF 2007.

February 2008   Formulating Decisions: Mysteries, Intuition and Knowledge









Save The Cat Goes To The Movies by Blake Snyder, Michael Wiese Productions, 2007








The Burnt House by Faye Kellerman, Wm Morrow, 2007








The Lensman Series by E. E. Smith (various printings and e-book)







All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris, Ace pb March 2008







The Alton Gift by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross, DAW HC June 2007.

March 2008  Formulating Decisions: The Psychic Dimension










Never Cross A Palm With Silver by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Belfry Books, October 1997







Doctor Who – 2007 new episodes; syndicated, Sci Fi channel.





Insight, Case Files from the Psychic World by Sylvia Browne, New American Library, 2007






Magic Lost, Trouble Found, by Lisa Shearin, Ace Fantasy June 2007.

April 2008 Formulating Decisions: Power of Information
















Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg, RoC, TP May 2007








Breath and Bone by Carol Berg, RoC TP January 2008







Lady Magdalene’s feature film theatrical release.

How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in Ten Days Book 3 of Otherworldly Men, by Susan Grant, Harlequinn Romance 2007







The Downhome Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair, Bantam-Dell pb, Nov 2007







Solar Heat by Susan Kearney, Tor Books, 2008







Bionic Woman, TV Series, NBC, fall 2007-8 season.  (Revived Series)

May 2008   Formulating Decisions: Tree and Differential









The Beast Must Die DVD 2006 release of 1974 film








Moon In The Mirror, P. R. Frost DAW HC, Sept. 2007







Reap The Wild Wind, Julie E. Czerneda, DAW Sept. 2007








The Saggitarius Command by R. M. Meluch, DAW Nov. 2007

June 2008 Changing the World: Guilt and Innocence







Elf from New Line Cinema, Award Winning film 2003








Spiderman 2 from Sony Pictures, Award Winning film 2004

You'll want to reread my December 2007 column on the Hero.

I was watching this film again in August 2008 and discovered a whole new dimension of what Blake Snyder calls "Primal" elements in this film.  This classic is a film to study. 






Stewards of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl, 2007


Sylvia writes: "The highest-quality copy is hosted by SplashCast and can be seen on the main page at, but it's also on YouTube and MySpace (at the URLs below).

Sylvia Engdahl  -

I had the book in my "to read" stack but watching this video made me dig it out and actually read it.  No regrets there! 

July 2008 Pluto: Melodrama Unleashed Part I














The Godfather I, II, III DVD Paramount, 2001







You’ve Got Mail Warner Home Video, 1999








High Deryni by Katherine Kurtz, reprint Ace HC Dec. 2007








Airs and Graces by Toby Bishop, Ace pb Jan. 2008







Shades of Dark by Linnea Sinclair, Bantam August 2008








Audacious by Mike Shepherd, Ace pb, Nov. 2007

August 2008   Pluto: Melodrama Unleashed Part II















Iron Man Marvel Studios, May 2008 box office release -- watch for the DVD


Blood Bank by Tanya Huff, DAW pb May 2008







The Blood Books, Vol. 2, DAW 2006

The Blood Books, Vol. 3, DAW














Touch The Dark by Karen Chance, RoC pb June 2006







Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance, RoC pb April 2007








Embrace The Night by Karen Chance, RoC pb April 2008







From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris, Ace HC May 2008

September 2008

Pluto: Melodrama Unleashed Part III










Love’s Reflection by Carol North, e-book 2008


Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer, Tor pb, April 2007








Moonstruck by Susan Grant, Harlequin May 2008







Captain’s Fury, Codex Alera 4, by Jim Butcher Ace HC Dec 2007

October 2008   "Pluto: Melodrama Unleashed Part IV"















Jemma 7729 by Phoebe Wray, Edge Science Fiction, 2008








Forbidden: The Revolution by Samantha Sommersby, Linden Bay Romance e-book, 2008

This also has a paper version.






Banner’s Bonus by Carole Ann Lee,  , e-book 2008

This was also a mass market paperback and you can find some used copies on Amazon. 







Many Bloody Returns edited by Charlaine Harris and Tony L. P. Kelner, Ace hc, Sept. 2007







Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn, Berkley Paranormal Romance, 2008








Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews, Ace fantasy pb April 2008.








Small Favor by Jim Butcher, RoC hc, April 2008

November 2008

"Pluto: Melodrama Unleashed Part V"













Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Onyx Paranormal Romance, pb, Oct. 2007








Goblin Quest,








Goblin Hero,








Goblin War, by Jim C. Hines, DAW pbs 2007-8







Child of a Dead God by Barb & J. C. Hendee, RoC hc Jan 2008








Blood Noir, Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley hc June 2008

December 2008

Where This Column Comes From




As usual, I don't review books in December to avoid adding to the commercial frenzy.

This column discusses how I choose books to review, and notes the reasons I reviewed two non-fiction books, Save The Cat! and Save The Cat Goes To The Movies! 

You should look these over on Amazon. 



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