Aliens Among Us: The Gender Gap in SF | SELF-esteem

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For its second Indie Ebook Awards, LJ is honoring five areas of fiction: romance, mystery, sf, fantasy, and YA. To further discuss these genres, indie authors and librarians judging this year’s contest will be taking a closer look at their complexities, places in the library, and connections to the self-publishing world. Here J.K. Ullrich, one of last year’s award winners, writes about sf’s troubling gender gap. Her novel Blue Karma is available to read on the SELF-e platform.

Fiction from Ream, Rodale, and Rosoff, plus Debuters Adams and Leisure | Xpress Reviews

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Debut author Adams has crafted a light, charming tale of love; Leisure’s first novel is for anyone looking for a taste of Provençal life; an intriguing mix of scientific premise and personal relationships from Ream; a delightful Regency romp from Rodale; Rosoff’s adult debut is heartfelt without being sappy and funny without being slapstick

Graphic Novels from Kripke & Higgins, Simone & Co., Wilson & Morikawa, & Wood-plus | Xpress Reviews

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Adult tale by debuter Kripke is beautifully rendered and plays out wonderfully; readers looking for compelling contemporary horror will best enjoy a sojourn into the Clean Room; for those interested in ethics and their whys and wherefores; Rebels is essential for students of and readers interested in American history and warfare

Nonfiction on the American Presidents and on Tour (and Touring) with a Punk Musician | Xpress Reviews

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This fourth edition is suitable for both public and secondary or postsecondary academic libraries needing a resource on the presidents; a complex combination of punk history, travel narrative, and politics is recommended for fans of punk music

E-Original Romances from Claire, Collins, and deWolfe | Xpress Reviews

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Clare’s the romance just works as these protagonists eventually find their HEA; while Collins’s lovers occasionally dive into self-pity, the attraction and affection come through; six-guns, brothels, and a wily raccoon set deWolfe’s latest Wild West mystery apart

Physics, June 2016 | Best Sellers

October 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2016

No fool he, Coben enters the list at No. 1 with Fool Me Once; Cooper and mom Vanderbilt are over the Rainbow

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, June 2016

Debut The Nest nestles in at No. 3, while Chernow’s biography of treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton hits the list

LJ Reference Reviews: June 15, 2016

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Protecting Endangered Species, lessons past and present; a user-friendly ABC-CLIO eBook Collection that most libraries with a print reference collection would do well to purchase

LJ Media Reviews: June 15, 2016

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Meet the women who charmed Louis XV, The Rivals of Versailles; Idris Elba helps to make John Luther tick in the series’ fourth season