Subject Index - Fantasy & Science Fiction
This is list of all the Fantasy and Science Fiction book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
R - Z, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Fantasy & Science Fiction: Titles R-Z
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- Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray.
The thrilling sequel to A Great and Terrible Beauty, in which Gemma Doyle struggles to bind the magic that she unwittingly released and to survive in the restrictive world of Victorian England.
- The Resurrected Man, by E. C. Tubb.
After his spaceship is destroyed, Captain Baron died in the dark void of space - at least temporarily. Five years later a team of researchers bring him back to life. But things go terribly wrong when his new lease on life leads to murder...
- Roverandom, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Rover has been turned into a toy doggie! Can he track down the wizard who turned him into a toy and convince him to turn him back into a real dog?
- Saucer, by Stephen Coonts.
When Rip Cantrell finds a flying saucer buried in the sands of the Sahara, his life changes forever. The US Air Force, an Australian billionaire, and the Libyan army are just a few of the many people who want to take the ship off Cantrell's hands. To keep the ship from falling into the wrong hands, Cantrell must figure out how to get the ship flying again - and he does...
- Saucer - The Conquest, by Stephen Coonts.
In this thrilling sequel to Saucer, Rip and Charley must battle a devious megalomaniac. Working from his moon base, he is trying to use stolen saucer technology to conquer the world, and Rip and Charley must journey to the moon to stop him.
- Shadow Leader, by Tara K. Harper.
The second installment in Tara K. Harper's saga about the Wolfwalker Ember Dion and the wolf Gray Hishn picks up where the first book, Wolfwalker, leaves off. In this volume, Dion and Gray Hishn must struggle to reach their homeland in time to warn their compatriots that a devastating war is about to erupt.
- Sleepwalkers' World, by Gordon R. Dickson.
A fast-paced science fiction novel that asks the question, "What price paradise?"
- Spacial Delivery, by Gordon R. Dickson.
Being a knight-errant sent on a mission to rescue a maiden from aliens that look like Kodiak bears is one thing, but being mailed to the field of battle is another story altogether!
- The Star Beast, by Robert A. Heinlein.
Imagine that one day your grandfather came home with a tiny alien beast that grew to be the size of an elephant, and who liked to eat cars and who has a knack for getting into trouble. What would you do if someone came and tried to take him away from you? That's just the plight that faces John Thomas and his pet, Lummox, in this humourous scifi novel.
- Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, by James Luceno.
In this prequel to the Star Wars movies we learn the real story about Darth Plagueis and his apprentice Darth Sidious, a.k.a. Palpatine, who was responsible for turning Anakin Skywalker over to the dark side.
- State of Fear, by Michael Crichton
In this techno-thriller, Crichton explores how information is manipulated throughout the modern world, as a group of eco-terrorists launch a series of man-made catastrophes, of epic proportions.
- Superman Vs. Atom Man
In this series, Superman is pitted against Henry Miller, who was also know as Atom Man - the radioactive Nazi Spy with kryptonite flowing in his veins.
- Sword of Damocles, by Sydney J. Bounds.
When precious metals begin to mysteriously disappear the world over, MI5 Agent Neil Vaughan is called in to find the culprits - a task that might be harder than imagined when it begins to appear that the thieves are literally from another world.
- They Walked Like Men, by Clifford D. Simak.
A bunch of Galactic Realtors are buying up the Earth. Can ace news reporter Parker Graves stop the sale before humans have nowhere left to live?
- Thief of Time, By Terry Pratchett.
This is the 26th Discworld novel. The Thief of Time revolves around time, and what would happen if time were to stop... For starters, Death would be out of a job, which is why he wants his granddaughter to stop time from stopping.
- The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick.
This surreal book melds drugs and religion into a futuristic ritualistic transformation in which users of Can-D enter the world of Perky Pat, a doll. As Perky Pat or one of her many friends, users can leave their dreary hovels Mars and return to their idealistic versions of Earth.
- Thud!, by Terry Pratchett.
Old hatreds are rekindled when a famous Dwarf is murdered on the eve of the anniversary of the battle of Koom Valley. It falls upon the City Watch of Ankh-Morpork to prevent the Dwarfs and the Trolls from engaging in a rematch - one that might pull all of Discworld into a global conflict! This is the 30th +/- book in the Discworld series.
- Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
, by Jasper Fforde.
In this, the fifth edition to the widely popular Thursday Next series, Next is hard on the heels of a serial killer who is targeting fictional characters, while at the same time trying to deal with Friday, her lazy son who is making a career out of vegging-out on the sofa!
- The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells
Wells's protagonist travels to the year 802,701 and meets the Eloi, a frail set of humans who live simple lives without any need for technology.
- Timeline, by Michael Crichton
This is a full-out, swashbuckling, adventure yarn. It is full of sword fights, damsels in distress, wicked and cruel villains, the occasional flaming horse carcass, and three determined grad students out to rescue their professor who has been trapped in the past.
- The Traveler, by John Twelve Hawks.
The Travelers and their protectors, the Harlequins, battle the Tabula, a secret organization bent on establishing a perfectly controlled populace.
- The Trouble With Tycho, by Clifford D. Simak.
Several lunar expeditions to the crater called Tycho were made, but no one ever survived to tell the world what they discovered there. And no one with any sense would ever try to find out what happened, least they too meet the same fate as everyone else who had ever gone into Tycho. So why then, does Chris Jackson, an otherwise level headed prospector, agree to enter this forbidding area, and what does he hope to find there....
- The Truth, by Terry Pratchett.
This is the 25th Discworld novel, and it takes a satirical look at the world of journalism as it follows the adventures of William de Worde as he sets up the first newspaper in Ankh-Morpork.
- The Twisted Lost Episodes of Brick Mallery Private Investigator, by Mark Bornstein.
Brick Mallery is a Private Investigator with a twist - while he does take on normal PI type work, most of his cases tend to be, well, slightly odd...
- The Vampire Armand, by Anne Rice.
The sixth book in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. Armand recounts the story of his boyhood and the events that lead him to choose to trade his immortal soul for immortality as a vampire.
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader , by C. S. Lewis.
King Caspian has built The Dawn Treader to aid in his search for the seven lords, who were banished by his evil uncle Miraz. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.
- War of the Gods, by Poul Anderson.
In this novel, Anderson retells the legends surrounding Hadding Gramsson, the legendary Viking king. More than just a mere man, Norse legends hold that Hadding was infused with the spirit of Njord. A member of the Norse pantheon, Njord was a member of the Vanir and he was worshiped as the god of the wind and the sea.
- The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells.
This ground breaking science fiction story was originally published in 1898. It chronicles the events surrounding the Martian invasion of England, and one man's struggle to survive and help defeat this deadly foe.
- We, by Eugene Zamiatin.
We is the archetype of the modern dystopian novel. It is a story set well into the future, in a world where the state takes care of all the needs of its citizens, and in return the citizens live complacent and productive lives - that is until a group of dissidents begin to disrupt the state's stability.
- Welcome, Chaos, by Kate Wilhelm.
What would you do if you had access to a drug that killed half the people who took it, but conferred near immortality upon those that survived - but this immortality came with a price - sterility? This is the question faced by Lyle Taney, who finds, against her will, that she holds humanity's future in her hands.
- The Well of Lost Plots, By Jasper Fforde.
In book three of the Thursday Next saga, we find Thursday taking a much needed vacation break in the unpublished book, Caversham Heights. She is still trying to have her husband unkilled, which is the least of her problems. Not only does she have to battle morning sickness, but someone is killing off Jurisfiction officers. Can Thursday stop the killer? Or will she be the next victim?
- Which Witch?, by Eva Ibbotson.
Belladonna loves Arriman the Awful, the evil Wizard of the North. For his part, Arriman is anxious to get married. The problem his, he wants a wife who is a powerful witch who can perform vile acts of magic. While Belladonna is a witch, she's a white witch and she is unable to conjure anything more vile than a cute bunny. In short, Belladonna has a problem...
- The Will of The Empress, by Tamora Pierce.
Pierce reunites the heroes of the Circle of Magic in this suspenseful sequel that pits the teenaged Sandry, Tris, Daja, and Briar against the Empress Berenene.
- Wolfling, by Gordon R. Dickson.
A long, long time ago, Earth was part of a great Empire. So large was the Empire that over time, the Earth was forgotten. That is, at least, until the Earthling rediscovered the Empire. Now it is Jim Keil's job to discover if Earth is really a lost member of the Empire, and if so, why they were forgotten in the first place.
- Wolfwalker, by Tara K. Harper.
Ember Dion is a healer and a wolfwalker. She is also a skilled woodsmen and sword fighter. But is it, perhaps, her skill as a wolfwalker that best defines her. A wolfwalker is an individual who can telepathically communicate with wolves. In this rollicking adventure tale, Dion and Hishn, her wolf, struggle to survive a series of challenges while on the trail of a band of raiders who have kidnaped three young girls, whom they intend to sell as harem slaves.
- The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon.
This is a quirky detective novel set in an alternate reality, where the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust found a homeland, albeit a temporary one, in Sitka, Alaska. The hero of this tale is Homicide Detective Meyer Landsman, and he has the job of solving a murder case that no one else seems to want solved.
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