Reviews for the Year 2010


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

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Year 2010 Titles Well Worth Re-Reading


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Books Reviewed

January 2010

Group Mind & Media Part I





Synthesis & Counselling in Astrology, The Professional Manual, by Noel Tyl, Llewellyn Sept. 2002







Death’s Daughter by Amber Benson, Ace Fantasy pb, March 2009


February 2010   Group Mind & Media Part II - Science Fiction

 Dallas DVD's of the 14 year run of the series available on Amazon

 Babylon 5 DVD's of the complete Babylon 5 TV series are available on Amazon








Dallas TV Series 1978-1991 from Warner Bros DVD

 Babylon 5 TV Series 1994-1998 DVD


Conspirator by C. J. Cherryh, DAW HC, May 2009 (Foreigner #10)

You just have to read this series!

 Whole Foreigner Series on Amazon





Riders of the Storm by Julie E. Czerneda, DAW HC Sept 2008

The Clan Chronicles

 All by Julie E Czerneda

Use this link to access Amazon.  Their computer gets confused if you don't put the E in the author's name. 





Rift in the Sky by Julie E. Czerneda, DAW HC July 2009





Crystal Healer by S. L. Viehl, RoC pb Aug 2009

 See the whole Star Doc Series


All 3 of these novels are parts of series that I've reviewed extensively in this column. 

March 2010  Group Mind & the Media Part 3: MYSTERY










Desert Magic by Dana Davis, iUniverse, 2008

Dana Davis's Homepage






Strong Enough To Die by Jon Land, Forge May 2009







Dying By The Sword by Sarah D’Almeida, Berkeley Prime Crime Mystery, 2008







Peace, Love and Murder by Nancy Holzner, Gale Five Star Aug 2009







The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe, Tor Fantasy, July 2009


April  2010 Group Mind & Media Part IV: Fantasy

   One of Susan Sizemore's first professional works was in the TV Spinoff novel from the TV Vampire show Forever Knight









Susan Sizemore's Urban Fantasy subgenre of Vampire Romance is not an out-growth of Forever Knight, nor in any way a copy.  But it delivers a very similar payload of romance, love, mysery, and general predicament. 







Dark Stranger by Susan Sizemore, Pocket Star Books, Nov 2009







Primal Needs by Susan Sizemore, Pocket Star Books, Jan 2009







The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff, DAW HC June 2009








Dead Men’s Boots by Mike Carey, Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) came into existence in 1970.  It became part of the Time Warner Book Group in 1998 and in 2006 was acquired by Hachette Livre; it is part of the Hachette Book Group USA (HBGUSA).




May 2010 Group Mind & Media: Children

 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Series DVD










  Referenced but not reviewed:

 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood DVD


Countdown to Action by Joan Marie Verba, FTL Publications 2008

Joan Marie Verba has created NEW STORIES in a classic adventure series and garnered impressive laureats:

Countdown To Action is a Mom's Choice Awards Silver Recipient (for the best in family-friendly entertainment), a National Best books Awards finalist, and a Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Award finalist. 


Action Alert by Joan Marie Verba, FTL Publications 2008







Merlin’s Dragon Bk 2: Doomraga’s Revenge by T. A. Barron, Philomel Books, Sept. 2009







Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley, Mirrorstone, 2008








Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine, Jam YA pb, June 2009


June 2010 Group Mind & the Media Part VI
Childlike Sense of Wonder














Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley HC, June 2009







Winter Duty by E. E. Knight, RoC HC, July 2009







Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe, Tor HC November 2009






Cape Storm by Rachel Caine, RoC pb August 2009\







Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre, RoC pb April 2009








Punish The Deed by Diane Fanning, Severn 2008

July 2010 The Science Of Magic Part I: Pixels In A Portrait



 Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover Novels


See also Review Columns for 2008 for The Alton Gift and Magic Lost, Trouble Found







Hastur Lord by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross, DAW HC Jan. 2010






Planet Savers by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW pb, various

World Wreckers by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW pb, various

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

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


The Trouble With Demons by Lisa Shearin, Ace Fantasy, May 2009

August 2010 The Science of Magic Part II: Problem Solving


This also has Kindle pb and audio editions







This is a Remy Chandler novel, and comes in various editions. 







Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman, Pocket Books, Oct 2009








Heretics by S. Andrew Swann, Daw SF, Feb 2010

This is part of a long series.  It's book 2 of the third trilogy.  Start with The Moreau Omnibus


Where Angels Fear to Tread by Thomase E. Sniegoski, RoC March 2010

Remy Chandler is a Seraph who became human and now works as a Private Eye








Cat’s Claw by Amber Benson, Ace Fantasy pb, March 2010

Cat's Claw is a sequel to Death's Daughter reviewed above in January 2010





Deadtown by Nancy Holzner. Ace Fantasy pb, Jan. 2010

September 2010 The Science of Magic Part III:
Defining The City










Fade Out by Rachel Caine, Signet pb Nov 2009







Unknown by Rachel Caine, RoC Fantasy pb Feb 2010






Dead Matter by Anto Strout, Ace Fantasy pb March 2010







Child of Fire by Harry Connolly, Del Rey pb, Sept 2009






Unperfect Souls by Mark Del Franco, Ace Fantasy, Feb 2010







Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre, RoC pb, April 2010

October 2010   The Science of Magic, Part IV:
Governing The City












Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Little Brown, 2005







Promise of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl, Ad Stellae, 2009







Dark Road Rising by P. N. Elrod, Ace TPB, Sept 2009







Redheart by Jackie Gamber,, 2008







Heroes at Risk by Moira J. Moore, Ace Fantasy pb, Sept 2009








Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre, Ace SF pb, Oct 2009







At Empire’s Edge, William C. Dietz, Ace SF HC Oct 2009

November 2010

The Science of Magic: Part V: Scalability










Kiss of Death, by Rachel Caine, Signet pb, May 2010







Vanished by Joseph Finder, St Martin’s Press, Aug 2009







Along Came a Demon, by Linda Welch, self-pub’d, Nov 2009






Changes by Jim Butcher, RoC HC April 2010








Victorious by Jack Campbell, Ace pb, May 2010






Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth, Putnam HC May 2010






Death of a Cure by Steven H. Jackson, Telemachus Press






The Hurt Locker, screenplay by Mark Boal, Newsmarket Shooting Script Series Book

December 2010 The Science of Magic: Part VI: Defining Peace

As usual for December, no books are reviewed so as not to fuel the commercialization of the holiday season. 

The Science of Magic: Part VI: Defining Peace

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