Joe Hill’s “Fireman,” Apocalyptic Terror | RA Crossroads


With engrossing, stay-up-all-night pacing, stock characters worth cheering for, spellbinding worldbuilding, and a well-balanced mix of outrage, mourning, and hope, Hill’s novel places his fellowship into one troubling incident after another.

Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

Truth Be Told

LJ/ School Library Journal staffers—and a special guest librarian—talk about Girls Gone and on the Train; Getting Better Than Before; Watching Anjelica; politics and prizes in China; what to wear; and animal-human transmissions

The Sixth Extinction | RA Crossroads


Extinctions and their multiple causes leads readers down a winding path of discovery.

Science & Technology Reviews | October 1, 2012


Reviews of David Quammen’s Spillover, Marjorie Senechal’s I Died for Beauty, and Craig B. Stanford’s Planet Without Apes, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the Oct. 1 issue.