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Bear, Gordon’s Debut of the Month, Schwab, Holiday Shopping, Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, December 2014

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In the world of mixing up genres and making something new, it would be hard to find a more striking example than the genre of steampunk. Gadgets and airships, plus corsets and high tea—irresistible!

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction

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The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

New Novelists Carter, Karlsson, Kells, Truc, Walsh | Debut Fiction, November 15, 2014

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Carter’s clever historical thriller is a winner, Karlsson’s contemporary tale is mandatory reading for cubicle and office workers, Kells has written an absorbing tale that will grip anyone who enjoys survival stories, Walsh’s literary page-turner.

Brown’s Pick of the Month, VanderMeer, Walton, Plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2014

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This month brings plenty of offerings that scratch the action itch, from new military sf series from Odom and Resnick to the cutthroat politics and vicious conflicts in Brown’s Golden Son.

Alexander’s Debut of the Month, Gibson, Marillier, Plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Alexander’s debut is a horror novel to anticipate, Gibson gets more complicated, Marillier’s new series opener, set in ancient Ireland, echoes with fairy tales a just a hint of magic.

E-Originals from Madsen, Pace, Bennett, Cross, Hughes, & Selvig | Xpress Reviews

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Country music takes center stage in two romances, a hockey star gets benched by love, a woman discovers romance and chastity with a demon hunter, and a woman finds safety and love with a kindhearted Brit

E-Originals from Booth, Bristol, Cane, DeLeo, Drewry, & Moon | Xpress Reviews

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For fans of British procedurals; the exclusive world of dominants & submissives; a tale of female empowerment; a delightful read about weddings; strong, guarded characters; a wildly entertaining debut; a bad boy becomes the hero

Khanna’s Debut of the Month, Leckie, Lindsey, and Ruckley, plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Debut novelist Khanna combines both postapocalyptic sf and steampunk quite well; there is much more to explore in Leckie’s universe, one of the most original in sf today; Ruckley’s excellent fantasy seems to be that rare beast, a stand-alone novel.

Q&A: Ann Leckie

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Having recently won both the 2014 Nebula and Hugo Award for her acclaimed sf debut Ancillary Justice, author Ann Leckie talks to LJ about Ancillary Sword, which continues the story of Breq, a starship soldier.

Continental Conquests, Cato’s Debut of the Month, an Epic Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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In the coming months, readers can look forward to door­stopper novels. Featuring worlds based closely on our own, many of these authors’ stories are epic fantasies, their landscapes painted one word at a time.

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