Newcomer Honeywell, McClellan, North, Robinson, Scalzi, Skovron, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews

THE ELEMENTS, whether a personal power or a force of nature, have been mainstays of sf/fantasy writing from the genre’s beginning. How humanity has dealt with these components can be either a bane or boon, focused on creation or destruction. This month’s titles highlight the strengths of such elements in both natural and magical ways.

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

Inspiring in tone, Denton’s delicious debut delivers a must-read; an excellent series of Sapphic fantasies; McClellan’s skillful worldbuilding and nuanced characters will undoubtedly tempt readers to go back to his earlier work; with hints of a YA coming-of-age tale, Trophy Son will draw in sports fiction fans; Ludwig’s triumphant achievement is borne from his own experience as the adoptive parent of a teen with autism

Fresh Genre Spins | Nebula Nominees 2016

On February 20, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced its nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards and and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

Donnelly’s Debut of the Month, Baker, Bledsoe, Lawrence, Neuvel, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2017

Donnelly’s striking debut brings a complex world of politics, espionage, and cabaret life to full vision; McGuire continues to keep the high energy and excitement in her frenetic action-filled stories; Balaskovits’s anthology breathes fresh life into classic fairy tales

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

Debuter Alyan beautifully illustrates the resilience of the human spirit; readers of Southern grit will enjoy Joy’s excellent sophomore outing; a stunning, sensual, thrilling final installment of the “Sea Haven: Sisters of the Heart” series; no writer is more skilled than Kiernan at conveying horrifying images in gorgeous language

Ring in the New with a Debut | Wyatt’s World

Earnest resolutions are not the only way to begin a new year—try a debut novelist. These five recently released and forthcoming titles introduce a plethora of possibilities.

Ahlborn’s Pick of the Month, Briggs, Chambers, Hurley, Palmer, Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 2017

Ahlborn does a good job of keeping her monster offstage and out of sight; an enjoyable series for urban fantasy fans; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied; this short novel is marred by the singularly unappealing lead character

LJ Fiction, Mystery, SF/Fantasy Reviews: January 2017

Breathtaking historical espionage from Christie, Herron; a good choice for fans of Irish lore and the feminine mystique; Carey stirs new emotion from an old story; an impressive sophomore effort from Brown; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied

Vic James’s Debut of the Month, Cogman, Gladstone, Lafferty, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, December 2016

Readers will eagerly anticipate James’s next volume; clever dialog, time-hopping through fun locales, plenty of action, and hints of fresh plotting from Cogman; Scalzi readers will find these refreshingly concise tales delightful

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

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.