Set Your Phasers to Stunned: 2015 Hugo Nominations Stir Controversy

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The April 4 announcement of this year’s Hugo Awards shortlist generated a firestorm of controversy on Twitter and sf websites; at issue is the politicization of what should have been a selection process based on literary merit.

Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

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All this month’s BFD featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce April Favorites

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  Topping this months Library Reads, the list of what librarians are loving lately, is a new novel by Sara Gruen, author of the beloved Water for Elephants. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just […]

New LGBT Fiction: Titles To Consider Before June, LGBT Pride Month

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A wide array of queer titles are being released (and rereleased) this winter and spring—from erotica to literary fiction, mysteries to romance, and novels-in-translation to YA. Time to stock your shelves.

Literary Lagniappe | Wyatt’s World

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A collection for the literary minded, from Young Eliot to Elizabeth Bishop to The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

Home & Away | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal staffers discuss homey reads and beyond; an Aussie author comes to visit NYC.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, March 2015

The Girl on the Train is riding atop the list; the autobiography of Pioneer Girl Laura Ingalls Wilder stakes its claim

Asian Film Online | Reference eReviews, March 15, 2015

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Asian Film Online: Volume 1 is a streaming video collection of nearly 690 feature films, documentaries, animations, and shorts selected by film scholars and critics.

Q&A: Judith Claire Mitchell

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In A Reunion of Ghosts, Judith Claire Mitchell has written a darkly humorous and poignant study of a very odd family haunted by what they believe to be their cursed past.

Q&A: Robin Rinaldi

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LJ talks to the author of The Wild Oats Project to find out how the experiment worked out—and if she’d do it all over again.

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