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.

Kupari’s Debut of the Month, Dark Fantasy from Gilman, Little, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, October 15, 2015

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For this column, a wonderful new crop of spooky prose is on offer. There are traditional tomes from well-known horror writers such as Bentley Little and ­Christopher Golden. However, many of the best books are genre blends.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Bradley and Yapa; a sleigh full of Christmas titles from Bowen, Carmack, Cleeves, and others; seasonal love from Everett, Putney, and Jeffries; plus Kupari’s Debut of the Month and new Series Lineup

Cho’s Debut of the Month, Series from the Griffiths, Hunter, Weber, & Others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2015

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THIS MONTH WE MULL the role and types of series in sf and fantasy. Regardless of their challenges, series are essential to speculative fiction and something all librarians should understand.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 15, 2015

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Fiction debuts from FitzHenry, Giuffre, and Kingsnorth, plus another winner from veteran Irving; important world fiction; larger-than-life graphic novels from Remender/Tocchini; Cho’s SF Debut of the Month, plus new Series Lineup