LJ Fiction Reviews: January 1, 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Best Books 2015: Genre Fiction

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African American Fiction By Rollie Welch Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. Mama’s Boy. Gallery. ISBN 9781476714950. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781476715032. F Billingsley’s emotionally moving story dramatically captures the fear an African American mother endures when her son gets involved in a racial confrontation with a white cop that goes very wrong. (African American Fiction and More, […]

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


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


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