By Virgil; Translated by Robert Fagles A tale full of adventure, violence, strong characters, and passionate relationships.
Los Angeles Times CLASSIC
"... so enjoyable that you will hardly know you are reading an ancient masterpiece."
By Joseph Wambaugh
The author of The New Centurions (1971) turns again to the LAPD.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EXCELLENT
"Wambaugh may not have invented the cop novel, but he perfected it."
The Naming of the Dead
By Ian Rankin
Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates murders during the G8 summit in Scotland.
Sunday Telegraph [UK] EXCELLENT
"With Rebus books, the criticism is all relative. This is still the best crime novel you'll read this year."
By Peter Watts
After first contact, humankind goes in search of the source.
Sci Fi Weekly EXCELLENT
"... one of the most exacting hard SF writers in the field."
The Privilege of the Sword
By Ellen Kushner
In a world of swords but no sorcerers, a teenage girl learns to fight.
Sci Fi Weekly GOOD/EXCELLENT
"Is The Privilege of the Sword as good as Swordspoint? ... Pretty damned close!"
By Dan Simmons
Two shipwrecked crews face the Arctic as a ferocious Thing threatens them at every step.
Seattle Times EXCELLENT
"Dan Simmons' new novel, The Terror, may be the best thing he's ever written."
A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
By Pauline W. Chen
Chen details her and her patients' encounters with death.
Rocky Mountain News EXCELLENT
"Her ... honesty about life and death issues make this a compelling read."
By Calvin Trillin
Trillin reminiscences about his wife.
"Readers may want to give it as a wedding present with the note, 'This is how it's done.'"
A True Story