Latest Review

Join archaeologists at work around the world

To say that Annalee Newitz's interests are eclectic grossly understates the point. They—Newitz's personal pronouns are they/their/theirs—are the author of two science fiction novels and two works of nonfiction that sprawl across a broad swath of issues and preoccupations. Newitz has also edited or co-edited a number of other nonfiction books and contributed chapters to [...]

Continue Reading...

What You’ll Find on This Site

Hello, and welcome to my site! I’m Mal Warwick. Here you’ll find a huge number of recent books I’ve reviewed. There are three ways to find them:

(1) You can find the most important book reviews via one of the following cornerstone posts:


Latest Books Reviewed


Nonfiction

Join archaeologists at work around the world

To say that Annalee Newitz's interests are eclectic grossly understates the point. They—Newitz's personal pronouns are they/their/theirs—are the author of two science fiction novels and two works of nonfiction that sprawl across a broad swath of issues and preoccupations. Newitz has also edited or co-edited a number of other nonfiction books and contributed chapters to [...]

Continue Reading...

Trade Fiction

One surprise after another in this brilliant First Contact novel

It seems unlikely to me that anyone, anywhere, has thought longer or harder about First Contact than Peter Cawdron. In his fifteenth novel on the theme, the gifted Australian science fiction author poses yet one more solution to the Fermi Paradox. "In the summer of 1950," Cawdron explains, "while sitting around a table having lunch, physicist Enrico Fermi casually asked hi [...]

Continue Reading...

Mysteries & Thrillers

A suspenseful World War II espionage thriller set in Paris

England shuddered in terror in the summer of 1940. Following the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May, Nazi Germany's U-boat campaign threatened to starve the British people, and an invasion was imminent. Preparations for Operation Sea Lion were underway, revealed by a growing chorus of chatter in German radio communications. In response, a sha [...]

Continue Reading...

Commentaries

The Wyndham and Banerjee historical detective novels set in colonial India

The weight of history began crashing down on the British Raj in World War I, as these exceptionally well executed historical detective novels make abundantly clear. Victoria's "jewel in the crown" had sent more than one million soldiers to fight for God and country—England, not India—chiefly on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Like African-American soldiers re [...]

Continue Reading...

Spread The Word!