LJ Fiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Librarian Coupe’s debut should resonate with readers; there’s much to love in Amy Snow; top spring indie fiction; slave narratives; from friends to lovers romances; dystopian sf from Smaill and Griep, another epic triumph from Guy Gavriel Kay

New Charity Blues by Camille Griep | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of New Charity Blues by Camille Griep

Join by Steve Toutonghi | LJ Review

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First novelist Toutonghi builds a complicated and technology-heavy realm with ethical components relevant in today’s society.Enthusiasts of futuristic technology and sf writers such as Philip K. Dick will find this ambitious work thought provoking.

Fellside by M.R. Carey | LJ Review

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ess a traditional ghost story than a send-up of the prison-industrial complex with a healthy dose of magic realism, this eerie tale is sure to hook crime fiction and horror lovers.

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar | LJ Review

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Tidhar (A Man Lies Dreaming; The Violent Century) changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells

Brodsky’s Debut of the Month, Brussolo, Estep, Schwab, plus New Series & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 1, 2016

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Debut novelist Brodsky has researched her Greek mythology thoroughly; Brussolo’s work submerges readers into the world of the subconscious; you don’t have to be a fan of fantasy to enjoy Emily June Street’s exuberant characters

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2016

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Tensions spike and run high in Heuvelt’s HEX; Joines, Faerber, & Co. offer Secret Indentities for superhero fans willing to step out of the Marvel and DC box; Haddon’s pristinely detailed prose will make your jaw drop

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard | LJ Review

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The realm of fairy tales meets the harsh world of the Fae in this starkly enticing debut.

Neuvel’s Debut of the Month, with First Novelists Howard, Jennings, McDoniel, & others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, March 15, 2016

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This month’s titles barrel through the limits of the imagination: athletes become warriors; a writer who grew up on fairy tales learns happy endings have a price; horror mixes with humor; and, what exactly does it mean to be human?

Diversity and Quality | 2015 Nebula Award Nominations

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Since 1966, the Nebula Awards have recognized the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). This week the organization announced its nominees for the 50th Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.