LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2016

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Drake’s gripping domestic thriller, Chevalier’s memorable portrait of American pioneers, award-winning debuter Miské, exceptional military romance from Buchman, Valentine’s Day picks, urban fantasy makes a comeback, sf steams up

Baker’s Debut of the Month, Bishop, Bonesteel, Kadrey, & others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2016

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Baker’s debut takes gritty urban fantasy in a new direction, vivid worldbuilding and myth creation from Bishop, fans of sf romance will cheer to have Bonesteel entering the genre, new novellas from McGuire, Parker, and Hunter

Collecting Stories: Faith Hunter’s Monster Anthology Features Jane Yellowrock

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Urban fantasy author Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised across the South. Her popular series include the “Skinwalker” books featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the postapocalyptic “Rogue Mage” novels, helmed by stone mage Thorn St. Croix.

LJ Fiction Reviews: January 1, 2016

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Naughty fun from Jackson, Kent, Lauren, and Rock; Faye’s and Lowell’s Brontë-inspired fiction; world fiction roundup; graphic novels from DeConnick, Gaiman, Morrison; Sweazy’s Pick of the Month in mystery; Brodsky debuts The Immortals

Messinger’s Debut of the Month, Anders, Bennett, Elton, Tregillis, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, December 1, 2015

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HISTORICAL FICTION is a popular genre, giving readers a window to the past and the ways in which people lived, worked, fought, and loved. Several of this month’s selections employ a historical setting to good effect.

Getting Ready for the Force Awakens | Wyatt’s World

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For many Star Wars fans, Christmas comes a week early when The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. Feed their desire to experience the film and the full movie franchise with a range of works.

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Standout debuts from Johnson (Julia Claiborne), Johnson (Julie Christine), Lord, Messinger, new mystery series from Hartwell, Khan, starred sf/fantasy from Anders, Bennett, and Tregillis

Boroson’s Debut of the Month, Novellas from Cato, Polansky, Underwood, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2015

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THE DAYS ARE GETTING shorter, and it might be just the time to pick up some shorter books as well. The novella, a format that usually ranges in length somewhere between 20,000 and 40,000 words, is a tricky piece of publishing.

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Adelman and Boroson, graphic novels from Stevenson, Abel, Lee, Morel/Mäel, plus short takes for Black History Month, sf/fantasy fare from Elliott, Polansky, and Underwood

Diverse Heroes, New Series: Seventeen Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month

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Long live the king—the King of Wakanda! T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, will have superstar journalist and comics fan TaNehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) as writer for Marvel Comics’ new “Black Panther” series beginning in 2016.