Karin Thogersen

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The Nightjar

Hewitt’s debut is an intense, bloody, and unfortunately flawed fantasy thriller with an intriguing story line that hamstrings itself with a frustratingly inept protagonist whose romantic feelings never ring true.

A Pilgrimage of Swords

This grim, succinct tale should find an eager audience among fans of sword-and-sorcery fare and short stories.


This latest technological thriller from Crouch (Dark Matter) is completely engrossing and should have wide appeal. Highly recommended, especially for readers who enjoy suspenseful, fast-moving, well-crafted, science-based sf. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]

The Last

Jameson's ("London Underground" mystery series) postapocalyptic tale presents some interesting moral/ethical quandaries, though a lack of specificity and detail occasionally undercut its authenticity as sf. More likely to appeal to readers of the author's previous works of suspense.

The Fever King

Adults and older teens who appreciate stories with close ties among magic, science, and political machinations will find this first novel appealing.


Recommended for sf fans seeking a solid romp through a well-built universe with curious technology.

Golden State

Highly recommended for fans of dystopian fiction, especially those who enjoy classics of the genre, such as George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. [See Prepub Alert, 7/9/18.]

The Dreamers

Recommended enthusiastically for general fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, 7/9/18.]

Blackfish City

With detailed worldbuilding, enriched through multiple characters' points of view, this fiercely exciting story should find an audience among fans of apocalyptic sf. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/17.]

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