Futuristic Romance

B+
To See the Sun

I don't read many sci-fi romances - which is odd considering to generally like sci-fi movies and TV shows - but I was prompted to pick up To See the Sun becasue I really enjoyed Kelly Jensen's recent This Time Forever series, a trilogy of novels in which a group of men in their late forties finally ...

A
Naked In Death

Clever lady, Nora Roberts. With the first book of this series, she has created a world of the future, but she’s placed it only far enough away so that some of us, with the right medical care and a little luck, might live to see it. It is the world our grandchildren will inherit, and Ms. Roberts gi ...

A
Alex + Ada

This is a review of the complete series of the graphic novel ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi/drama set in the near future. In a first for meddling old biddies, Alex’s grandmother ships him a state-of-the-art android to take his mind off a recent breakup. Alex is uncomfortable with this un-sentient be ...

B
Devoted in Death

One of the things that I think makes the 40 plus books in the In Death series work is that the crimes don’t all have the same tone. Some can be poignant, some tragic, some are historical, others are hysterical. This one features a set of criminals who struck me as slightly more violent than usual ...

A
The Drafter

Over the years, Kim Harrison's name has come up numerous times in conversations about urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Admittedly, I didn't pay a lot of attention since the synopsis of the first book in The Hollows seemed kind of fluffy, not something I'd care much about. Then, The Drafter was ...

A
Library Wars: Love & War, vols. 1-13

Library Wars: Love & War is, quite simply, about fighting against censorship and the banning of books. In this fictional near-future Japan, the Media Betterment Committee was formed about 30 years prior to protect the population from unsavory materials. Unfortunately, the MBC took things to a wh ...

C
Echo 8

Sharon Lynn Fisher’s Ghost Planet was one of my favorite reads of 2012. I gave it a B+ here at AAR but it came this close to being a DIK. I have followed the author religiously since reading that book. Unfortunately none of her other work has quite reached the brilliance of that original story. ...

B-
Obsession in Death

This is an anniversary book in a way; It is the 40th novel of the In Death series, probably one of the longest running detective series out there. J.D. Robb is to be congratulated. Not every book in the series is a DIK, but to keep a series running this long and still deliver above average work says ...

B
Festive in Death

Over the years I’ve quit a lot of series. Sometimes because I just got tired of the story line, other times because the sameness of each book got to be too much for me. In spite of the fact that this is the 39th book in the In Death series I am pleased to say that I am still enjoying the stories. ...

B
The Hot Zone

I have read most of the books written by Amanda Quick and a few by Jayne Ann Krentz, but this is my first by Jayne Castle (even though they're all the same author). This book bleeds over from Krentz’s Arcane Novels series to a futuristic society cut off from earth on the planet of Harmony. This is ...