A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Sweterlitsch’s Debut of the Month, Jay Lake Obit, New Authors Nelson, Patel, & Schultz, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

The premise of Sweterlitsch’s debut novel is fascinating in its possibilities, emotionally rich story­telling is sure to win Hobb new fans, Schultz delivers a sterling urban fantasy debut with a great cast of characters

de Castell’s Debut of the Month, Romantic Fantasy from Kennedy, Zombie Horror, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Traitor's Blade

de Castell’s swashbuckling series launch shows huge potential, Kennedy’s well-written and swooningly romantic fantasy will appeal, not a single bad story is in this bunch of Rogues

Must-Read Space Opera by Corey, Itäranta’s Debut of the Month, Epic Lawrence, van Eekhout’s Magic, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Memory of Water

Corey combines an exploration of real human frailties with big sf ideas, Itäranta’s writing is gorgeous and delicate, Prince of Fools will need more than charm and quick wits, a caper novel/urban fantasy from van Eekhout

Q&A: Jim Butcher

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Butcher talks to LJ about his new novel Skin Game

Posthumous ebook from Butler, plus e-originals from Moon, Regnery, Schmidt, & Stone | Xpress Reviews

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An sf joy from the late Butler, a frothy concoction from Moon, a sweet story of trusting yourself from Regnery, realistic dialog from Schmidt, and some steam and emotion from Stone

Expect the Unexpected: New Stories from Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia E. Butler, one of the first African American science fiction authors to attract mainstream literary acclaim and the first writer in this genre to receive the MacArthur Fellowship (or the “Genius Grant”), died in 2006 at the age of 58.Today Open Road Integrated Media, Butler’s digital publisher, announced that it will publish two previously unpublished stories by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning writer as an ebook.

Butcher’s New Dresden Novel, Time Travel from Gregory, Harris Launches Texas Trilogy, Paull’s Debut of the Month | SF/Fantasy Reviews

The Bees

Butcher’s Skin Game is urban fantasy par excellence, Gregory takes on Big Pharma, Harris’s Midnight Crossroad accepts the unbelievable and fantastical, The Bees and an independent thinker, and more

Spring Best Debuts

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An array of first novels that display the creativity and imagination rampant in today’s fiction. Libraries need to take note.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of Rjurik Davidson’s Unwrapped Sky, Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor, Adam Christopher’s The Burning Dark, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

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