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Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 2016

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Most readers will enjoy Batuman’s lighthearted and wry debut; it is a pure pleasure to grow older alongside Drabble; Oust blends just the right ingredients of humor, mystery, and action; it’s the flaws that make romance protagonists perfect Six Wakes delivers the ultimate locked-room mystery with top-notch sf worldbuilding;

White’s Debut of the Month, Gilman, Hunter, Tregillis, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2016

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WAR AND VIOLENT conflict are constant themes in sf/fantasy, and November’s selections bring a host of battles, whether physical or spiritual.

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

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Debuter Fabiaschi is a perfect choice for book clubs; an enthralling retelling of the women of Troy; recent Jewish fiction; a roundup of top indie picks; graphic novels for Black History Month; for fans of magic-based fantasy, Shinn blends a potent brew of politics and alchemy

Johansen’s Pick of the Month, Bonesteel, Cain, Itäranta, Liu, Hugo Awards & New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, October 15, 2016

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ANOTHER HALLOWEEN season is upon us, and this October brings several frightful treats, including L.X. Cain’s Bloodwalker, S.L. Grey’s The Apartment, and the new anthology Nightmares, edited by Ellen Datlow.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2016

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Correa delivers an engrossing story of the 1939 voyage of the St. Louis; Lasdun’s latest is an intelligent, disquieting psychothriller; Killer Holiday reads; romance novellas, the perfect stocking stuffer; Cain’s eerie European setting and unpredictable plot is bound to chill

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews

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For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

Fall/Winter Debut Novels 2016

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Personal reading and the input of LJ reviewers stand behind the selection of these upcoming debut novels as titles worth watching.

Questioning the Future | Designing the Future

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Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

Gigl’s Debut of the Month, Andrews, Cogman, Grant, Priest, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Gigl’s debut brims with wit and thrills; Andrews’s “Kate Daniels” urban fantasies are among the very best; Priest creates an irresistible mix of horror and home improvement; Armstrong spotlights high drama, humor, and intelligence