Can genre purists, or readers who just seek a fantastical escape, find titles that truly speak to them, whether traveling across the galaxy or into the underworld? Perhaps crossovers are just what Doctor Who ordered to perpetuate speculative fiction’s readership. The following survey of fall 2012 and winter 2013 titles illustrates the willingness of readers of all stripes to sit at the same table to feed on the fantastical imagination.
Scientific evidence is essential to discovering, monitoring, and mitigating the pervasive human impact on the environment, so scientists in relevant fields appear on-screen frequently, making sense of diverse situations and complex topics. A good environmental video collection can support critical thinking about mainstream ad campaigns, global warming denial, or greenwashing (positive PR spin that is not necessarily justified; think “whitewashing”).
Thursday, August 30, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ETJudging from current trends in mystery and suspense, no place in the world is safe from crime. Mysteries span the globe from Scandinavia to India, new series dive into the near and distant past, police procedurals still walk their beat, political thrillers hit the campaign trail, and cozies continue to puzzle and comfort. The archive is no longer available.
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Francine Rivers, Catherine Marshall, and Janette Oke have excellent company! We all know and love these classic Christian Fiction authors, but joining their ranks are some talented and impressive writers. Whether they are expanding into the medical crime genre like Jordyn Redwood’s Proof, or writing an action-packed cross-cultural romance like Elizabeth Musser’s Two Destinies, or even continuing the Amish family drama tradition like Cindy Woodsmall’s new A Season for Tending, readers have so many inspirational titles to choose from. The archive is no longer available.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST Representatives from Inner Traditions, Sounds True, New World Library and New Page Books will talk about their forthcoming titles: “The Complete Life of Krishna,” “The New Science and Spirituality Reader,” Mindfulness for Beginners, “Unified Theory of Happiness,” “Rethinking Depression” and “Brain Power.” This webcast is moderated by LJ’s Spiritual Reading columnist, Graham Christian.