The Forever Engine, The Doctor and the Dinosaurs, and Rise Again Below Zero | Sf/Fantasy

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With thoughts of the holidays and gift-giving on our minds, this month’s column has some selections that would make great presents for the sf/fantasy lover in your family. Two steampunk offerings come to mind: game designer and noir sf writer Frank Chadwick’s The Forever Engine and Mike Resnick’s latest installment in his Doc Holliday Weird […]

A Genre’s Woman Problem | Mystery BackTalk, December 2013

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Award-winning author Hilary Davidson decries crime fiction’s violent misogyny

Janet Dailey, 1944–2013: Random Thoughts | In the Bookroom

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Library Journal‘s longtime romance columnist Kristin Ramsdell honors the passing of a genre pioneer.

Q&A: Andy Weir

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An interview with Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

Romance Reviews | December 2013

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Reviews of The Lone Warrior, Love Your Entity, and The Chocolate Heart, plus a full list of Romance reviews from the December 2013 issue.

A Girl Walks into a Bar, Nasty Boys, and The Initiation of Ms. Holly | Erotica

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LJ is once again venturing into new territory, as we did with e-original reviews two years ago, with a quarterly column covering what our reviewer considers the best of current erotic fiction (this first foray is just a taste). We will try diligently to keep the lines distinct between erotica and erotic romance; our romance coverage will continue in its six-times-a-year frequency. If the craze for all things erotic is still strong in your library, we trust these reviews will help with those “prickly” collection decisions. Feel free to blush!

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, December 20, 2013

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Baby tropes for sports fans, a new historical from Kendall, an anthology of Christmas goodies

Desperate Times | African American Fiction (and More)

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The phrase “desperate times call for desperate measures” is especially true for December’s selections. Whether plunging into a gang war or jockeying to be plucked as a millionaire’s wife, the characters in these novels find themselves caught up in desperate situations. Some will turn to God and others will rely on superior firepower.

“The Thousand Yard Stare” | Mystery

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Reviews of The Wonder Chamber, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, and The Red Pole of Macau, plus a full list of titles from the December 2013 issue.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, December 13, 2013

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A holiday trio of cowboy goodies, a heart-melting romance from DeLeo, the first bite of Knox’s latest, and love-squared from Mae

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