LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Belfer has created a fascinating historical novel; Clines’s Girls are unforgettable; Lancaster’s sprightly book is all about second chances; Feiffer serves up another classic noir; Liu recounts Chinese history; Chambers delivers a delightful debut space opera

Cool Summer Reads: Hit the Beach with These Genre Fiction Favorites

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Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.

Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

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How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

The Chimes by Anna Smaill | LJ Review

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One of a kind, both in its dystopian landscape and use of gorgeous language throughout (including clever musical terms), this debut takes time to digest but is worth the effort.

Smaill’s Debut of the Month, Charlton, Griep, Kay, plus Nebula Awards News & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, April 15, 2016

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VISITING VIVIDLY IMAGINED worlds is a large reason so many readers enjoy sf and fantasy. The sights, sounds, rituals, and cultures all create a richly transporting experience.

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