Reviews for the Year 2011

 Sime~Gen Novels now in most e-Book formats plus new paper editions 

The Re-Readable Collection  Of  SF&F 
Selected by  Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Year 2011 Titles Well Worth Re-Reading


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Books Reviewed

January 2011

Not Your Mother’s Science Fiction: Part I


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Avatar, Feature Film by James Cameron, Dec 2009












Touched By An Alien, by Gini Koch, DAW pb, April 2010







What’s Love Got To Do With It, Tina Turner film







Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt, Ace HC Nov 2009






The Crown by Deborah Chester, Ace pb, Dec. 2008






Red Hot Honky-Tonk Bar by Pamela Morsi, Mira Books pb 2009







My Double Life by Janette Rallison, Putnam YA HC May 2010







A Wolf In Wolf’s Clothing by Deborah MacGillivray, LoveSpell Romance pb. Aug. 2009







Blindman’s Bluff, Faye Kellerman, WmMorrow HC 2009


February 2011   "Not Your Mother’s Science Fiction: Part 2 "








"Not Your Mother’s Science Fiction: Part 2"

Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk, RoC pb Fantasy Nov 2008






Magic in the Blood by Devon Monk, RoC pb Fantasy May 2009







Magic in the Shadows by Devon Monk, RoC pb Fantasy Nov 2009







Magic on the Storm by Devon Monk, RoC pb Fantasy May 2010






From Hell With Love by Simon R. Green, RoC hc June 2010







Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, RoC hc reprint July 2010







Deceiver by C. J. Cherryh, DAW hc, May 2010

March 2011  "Reality Plate Tectonics: Part I"





Kindle Edition too!



"Reality Plate Tectonics: Part I"

Warehouse 13 by SyFy channel Summer Series 2010







Ancient Egypt, 39,000 BCE, The History, Technology, and Philosophy of Civilization X by Edward F. Malkowski, Bear & Co, 2010






Heroes Return by Moira J. Moore, Ace Fantasy pb, Aug 2010








A Legacy of Daemons by Camille Bacon-Smith, DAW pb May 2010






Can’t Teach An Old Demon New Tricks by Cara Lockwood, Pocket Books 2010

April 2011 Reality Plate Tectonics: Part II







Reality Plate Tectonics: Part II

True Blood TV Series














Vampire Diaries TV Series







The Hollow Crown by Diana Pharaoh Francis, RoC Fantasy Pb June 2010







Wings of Wrath by C. S. Friedman, DAW Fantasy, Pb, Feb 2010







Through Stone and Sea by Barb & J. C. Hendee, RoC hc, Jan 2010

May 2011   Reality Plate Tectonics: Part III





  Reality Plate Tectonics: Part III

Pathfinder by Laura E. Reeve, A Major Ariane Kedros Novel RoC pb July 2010







Omnitopia Dawn #1 by Diane Duane, DAW hc Aug. 2010







WWW.WATCH by Robert J. Sawyer, ACE hc, April 2010

Robert J. Sawyer is the author
of the novel upon which the TV
Series FLASHFORWARD is based

June 2011 "Where The Magician Stands, Part I Outside Time"










The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck, Mercury Radio Arts, 2010







Gold Under Ice, by Carol Buchanan, on Kindle, Nook, PoD 2010








A Dangerous Climate by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tor, TPB 2010







Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt, NAL TPB Oct 2010





Dracula by Bram Stoker, NAL TPB 2010









Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall, Quirk Books, 2010

July 2011 Where The Magician Stands Part 2, The Human Soul








Where The Magician Stands Part 2

The Human Soul

Chimera by Rob Thurman, RoC SF pb June 2010







Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman, RoC pb Fantasy Sept. 2009







RoadKill by Rob Thurman, RoC Fantasy pb, March 2010







Burn Notice, USA Networks, Season 4, 2010







Brain Box Blues by Cris Ramsay, Ace pb TV Tie-In, Dec 2010

August 2011  Where The Magician  Stands Part 3, In Reality.










Kris Longknife: Redoubtable by Mike Shepherd, Ace pb Nov 2010






Alien Tango by Gini Koch, DAW SF pb Dec 2010






A Devil In The Details by K. A. Stewart, RoC Fantasy, July 2010







Magic At The Gate by Devon Monk, RoC Fantasy, Nov 2010







The Reckoners by Doranna Durgin, Tor PN Romance Feb 2010






The Good, The Bad and The Uncanny by Simon R. Green, Ace pb Jan 2011








A Hard Day’s Knight by Simon R. Green Ace HC Jan 2011

September 2011 Getting The Right Answer













Getting The Right Answer.

They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton, Easton Press 1990

I also recommend the Kindle edition of EIGHT KEYS TO EDEN


Labyrinth by Kat Richardson, RoC HC Aug 2010










Side Jobs, Jim Butcher, RoC HC Nov 2010







Unseen by Rachel Caine, RoC pb Feb 2011








Ghost Town by Rachel Caine, NAL HC Nov 2010







Serpent’s Storm, by Amber Benson, ACE pb March 2011







Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt, Baen PB Dec 2010

October 2011   Asking The Right Question















  Asking The Right Question

Dipped, Stripped and Dead by Elise Hyatt, Berkley Prime Crime, Oct. 2009









French Polished Murder by Elise Hyatt, Berkley Prime Crime May 2010










Original Sin by Beth McMullen, Hyperion, 2010









evenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton, Thomas House Publishing May 2010









Immortal by Gene Doucette, Hamel Integrity Publishers, Oct 2010







Burning Shadows by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tor HC Dec 2009










Saint-Germain: Memoirs by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, ESP, Oct 2007










My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel, Grand Central Publishing, Jan 2011







Trolls in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome, DAW Fantasy, Nov 2010

November 2011

Sociological Fantasy





























Sociological Fantasy


Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance, Signet Select, June 2011














Dark Passages by Kathryn Leigh Scott, Pomegranate Press Ltd. July 2011












Blackout by Rob Thurman, RoC Fantasy, March 2011













Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre, RoC Fantasy, April 2011












For Heaven’s Eyes Only by Simon R. Green, RoC, June 2011












Alien In The Family by Gini Koch, DAW, April 2011


December 2011 Holiday Politics of a Futurist

Sime~Gen News
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Plus 4 new titles
NEW IN 2011

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Holiday Politics of a Futurist

No real book reviews this month, but news about Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah's Sime~Gen Universe novels.

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