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

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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Put Ackerman on the A-list; Casey’s sophomore work is perfect for fans of women’s fiction; Weinstein’s Children of the New World encapsulate brave possible futures; Girard’s ode to a treasured relationship will appeal to adults and teens; Gigl’s debut fantasy brims with wit and thrills

Diversity Trumps Puppies | Hugo Awards 2016

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Despite the best efforts of the anti-diversity Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies groups to game the Hugos by flooding the ballot system with their own nominations, female authors swept the major fiction awards.

Imagined Multiverses | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

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Rather than base their work on the world as it is, speculative fiction authors are free to imagine any sort of society in our future.

Stories of Families | SF/Fantasy Reviews, August 2016

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Debuter Wagers’s fast-paced, twisty space opera; Neill continues to prove she is adept at worldbuilding and nonstop action; Roberson’s series launch will appeal to any thriller fan; gripping and occasionally brutal, Shaw’s survival story highlights both the best and worst in humanity

LJ Fiction Reviews: August 1, 2016

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Boyle and Koryta are at their very best; debuters Chang and Domet will drive demand; Wurster’s comic mystery is a delight; sports-themed romances from Angell, Bowen, & Phillips; plus, sf master Willis delivers a fun, near-future romp; and Roberson’s successful Firewalk will appeal to horror and urban fantasy fans alike

Levine’s Debut of the Month, Cato, First Novelists Black, Das, & New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, July 1, 2016

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS! The 2016 Nebula Awards were presented on May 14 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton, in what turned out to be a sweep by women authors. Winners included Naomi Novik’s Uprooted (best novel), Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti (best novella), Sarah Pinsker’s “Our Lady of the Open Road” (best novelette), and Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (best short story).