Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Nov. 2013, Pt. 2: Sebastian Faulks, Fannie Flagg, Richard Kadrey, Wally Lamb, Diane Setterfield, Anita Shreve, Robert Stone

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Faulks, Sebastian. Jeeves and the Wedding Bells. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781250047595. $24.99. POP FICTION What a combination! Faulks, author of absorbingly well-rendered best sellers like Charlotte Gray, as well as the James Bond sequel Devil May Care, here takes on one of his favorite authors with the permission of the estate. Yes, […]

Fiction Previews, Nov. 2013, Pt. 2: Top Commercial Fiction, Including Cornwell, Cussler, & McCall Smith

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Bruen, Ken. Purgatory. Mysterious Pr: Grove/Atlantic. Nov. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780802126078. $24. CD: Highbridge Audio. MYSTERY Nine previous titles, a Shamus Award, multiple award nominations, two feature films, and now this: even as he struggles to maintain his hard-won stability, former cop Jack Taylor must face a vigilante killer wiping out the bad guys of […]

Audio Reviews | April 1, 2013

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Reviews of Terry Brooks’s The Annotated Sword of Shannara, Peter Høeg’s The Elephant Keepers’ Children, and Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a Combat Zone, plus a full list of audio reviews in the Apr. 1 issue.

King Arthur, a History of English, and Rabies | What We’re Reading

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It’s National Library Week, and here’s what some of the Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are reading. A lot of books come across our desks, of course, but we also find time to visit libraries and bookstores, too.

Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 3: The Supernatural; Donaldson Says Good-Bye to Thomas Covenant

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Dalglish, David. A Dance of Cloaks. Orbit: Hachette. Oct. 2013. 480p. ISBN 9780316242394. pap. $16. FANTASY The self-published Dalglish, who’s made a mint as author of four series set in the world of Dezrel, leaps to big-time traditional publishing with this dark and moody work, part of the “Shadowdance” trilogy. Son and heir apparent of […]

Science Fiction/ Fantasy Reviews | March 15, 2013

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Reviews of Tom Holt’s Doughnut, Mary Robinette Kowal’s Without a Summer, and Neal Asher’s The Departure, plus a full list of SF/F titles in the Mar. 15 issue.

SF/Fantasy Mass Market Paperbacks of Note | February 2013

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SF/F mass market paperbacks from the Feb. 15 issue.

SF/Fantasy Newsworthy | February 2013

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The latest news from the SF/F world.

Science Fiction/ Fantasy Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Julie E. Czerneda’s A Turn of Light, Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, and Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due’s Domino Falls, plus a full list of SF/F reviews in the Feb. 15 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 2: Fiction from Kelley Armstrong to Paul Yoon

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Armstrong, Kelley. Omens: A Cainsville Novel. Dutton. Aug. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9780525953043. $26.95. FANTASY In this launch of a new series from the author of the hugely popular “Otherworld” books, wealthy, 24-year-old Ivy Leaguer Olivia Taylor Jones is happily engaged when she discovers that she is adopted—and that her biological parents are serial killers imprisoned […]

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