THE SF/FANTASY GENRES (and to a lesser extent horror) have a long history of not always taking themselves too seriously. From satires of the classics to the tension-releasing banter of urban fantasy protagonists battling monsters, there is a wide vein of out-of-this-world humor running through speculative fiction that offers a welcome relief from the sometimes weighty themes and stories.
Allan’s Debut of the Month, Cogman, Kroese, Hugo Awards, Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2016
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Higgs’s Debut of the Month, Blackwell’s Starred Return, Stuart, Cambron, & New Series Lineup | Christian Fiction Reviews, June 1, 2016
THIS SUMMER is shaping up to be a great one for new books from up-and-coming authors, series launches from longtime favorites, and movie tie-ins. Take some time to check out a few titles for yourself and build those readers’ advisory muscles. It’s an easy way to make connections between secular and inspirational offerings.
Readers of Anderson’s latest will root for both men to get over their hang-ups and celebrate their feelings for each other; Dunlop’s humorous tale of good intentions is ideal for casual, contemporary romance fans; danger, poaching, kidnapping, trespassing, and family issues set a difficult stage for wooing