Fellside by M.R. Carey | LJ Review


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2016


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


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


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.