Reviews for the Year 2012

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

Year 2012 Titles Well Worth Re-Reading

Use Month links to read these columns  Title of the Review 

Books Reviewed

January 2012

Justice: Part 1 Gaming For Keeps

 

Justice: Part 1 Gaming For Keeps

 

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher, RoC HC, August 2011  -- #13 in the Dresden Files series, all given rave reviews here. 

You can now get all the Dresden Files novels in ebook, Kindle and Nook. 

This series has been made into a short TV Series, which is also recommended.

February 2012  Justice: Part II, The False Hobson's Choice

















Justice: Part II, The False Hobson's Choice

 

Legacy of Wolves by Marsheila Rockwell, Wizards of the Coast, June 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWW: Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer, ACE HC April 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echo by Jack McDevitt, ACE HC Nov. 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Truth of Valor by Tanya Huff, DAW HC Sept. 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crusade by Taylor Anderson, RoC HC Oct 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distant Thunder by Taylor Anderson, Roc HC, June 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell, ACE HC, May 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betrayer by C. J. Cherryh, DAW HC April 2011

March 2012 Justice: Part 3, Luck, Leverage and The Stakes

Leverage on DVD

Amazon Instant Video







Justice: Part 3, Luck, Leverage and The Stakes

Leverage TV Series on TNT network

 

Hangman by Faye Kellerman, Wm Morrow HC, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messiah: Apotheosis: Bk Three by S. Andrew Swann, DAW Feb 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley HC June 2011

 

 

April 2012 Justice Part IV: Is Justice Fair?













Justice Part IV: Is Justice Fair?

 

Heroes At Odds by Moira J. Moore, Ace Fantasy, Aug 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eureka: The Road Less Traveled by Cris Ramsay, Ace pb, April 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night Mares in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome, DAW May 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill, NAL April 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill, NAL Oct 2009

 

May 2012   Justice Part V: Is Justice a Zero Sum Game?





























 

 

Kris Longknife: Daring by Mike Shepherd Ace, Nov 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal World by Alistair Reynolds, Ace, June 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch, Daw, Dec 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Works In The Hamptons by Celia Jerome, DAW Nov 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killbox by Ann Aguirre, Ace, Sept 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aftermath by Ann Aguirre, Ace Sept, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vamparazzi by Laura Resnick, DAW Oct. 2011

June 2012 Justice Part VI: The Once And Future Ideal













































 Justice Part VI: The Once And Future Ideal  

 

Secret Weapon  by Kevin D. Freeman, Regnery Publishing, Jan 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devil in the Bottle by Carol Buchanan, Amazon 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen of Washington by Francis Hamit, Brass Canon Books, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merlin TV Series on SYFY, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Once and Future King, by T. H. White, Berkley Nov. 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coyote Horizon by Allen Steele, ACE HC, March 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coyote Destiny by Allen Steele, ACE HC, March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs, ACE HC, Feb 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs, ACE HC, April 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green-Eyed Envy by Kasey Mackenzie, ACE Fantasy July 2011

 

 

 

 

 

The Bride Wore Black Leather by Simon R. Green, ACE HC Jan. 2012

July 2012 What Is Life? Part 1:The Body-Soul Nexus





























What Is Life? Part 1:The Body-Soul Nexus

Interview With A Jewish Vampire by Erica Manfred, self, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moon Dance Vampire for Hire Book 1, by J. R. Rain, self, 2011 

http://jrrain.com/whats_new_2.html about author J. R. Rain

 

 

 

 

 

The Werewolf's Wife by Michelle Hauf, Harlequin Nocturne, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost Everything, A Vampire Princess Novel by Tate Hallaway, New American Library pb, Feb 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Blood Calls by J. K. Beck, Bantam pb, Sept. 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs, Ace HC, March 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Waters by Anton Strout, Ace Fantasy pb, March 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

License To Ensorcell by Katharine Kerr, DAW pb, Feb 2011

August 2012   "What Is Life? Part 2: The Hybrid"










"What Is Life? Part 2: The Hybrid"

Alien Diplomacy by Gini Koch, DAW pb, April 2012














Intruder by C. J. Cherryh, DAW hc, March 2012













Downton Abby British TV Series. Amazon Prime














Gun Games by Faye Kellerman, hc 2012
September 2012 What is Life?: Part 3 1st House/7th House
















What is Life?: Part 3 1st House/7th House

 

TV Series, House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Forbidden, by Anouk Markovits, Hogarth, May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spitfire by Annette Sandoval, Thomas & Mercer, July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evolution's Purpose by Steve McIntosh, Select Books HC, Sept 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Debt Bomb by Tom A. Coburn, M.D., Thomas Nelson HC, April 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commedia Della Morte by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tor HC, March 2012

October 2012   What is Life? Part 4: The Life of a Group















  What is Life? Part 4: The Life of a Group

Kiss The Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley HC June 2012
















Commedia Della Morte, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tor March 2012














Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks, Avon pb April 2012














The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg, RoC pb, Jan. 2010



















The Gates of Hell by Susan Sizemore, Speculation Press 2010 -- 2012 e-book  (yes, this is "the" Susan Sizemore of best-seller fame). 
November 2012

"What Is Life? Part 5: Let�s Dance!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"What Is Life? Part 5: Let�s Dance!"

Dragon�s Ring
by Dave Freer, Baen pb, Jan 2011














The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer
, Daw, July 2012















Dream Called Time by S. L. Viehl, RoC pb, 2010














Life Guards In The Hamptons
, by Celia Jerome, Daw, May 2012














Firebird
by Jack McDevitt, Ace HC November 2011














Burn Notice
on USA Network, June 2012
December 2012 Love Goes Adventuring




Love Goes Adventuring

Lost Girl
TV Series on SyFy network


The New Leviathon
by Jacob Laksin, David Horowitz, Crown Forum, June 2012

 

 



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