New Horror for Haunting Season | The Reader’s Shelf | October 15, 2012


Frighteningly good 2012 releases.

Holiday Fiction Reviews | October 15, 2012


A roundup of holiday fiction, including mysteries, Christian fiction, and a romance or two.

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, September 28, 2012


A gift from Tiffany’s, supernatural and horror combine, a tour de force second novel, and a seafaring tale for Patrick O’Brian fans

Professional Media Review, September 15, 2012


Spratford, Becky Siegel. The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror. 2nd ed. ALA. 2012. 184p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838911129. pap. $48. PRO MEDIA Here is an excellent readers’ advisory book for those unfamiliar with the horror genre as well as those who want to round out their collections. Spratford coauthored the first edition in 2004, and […]

SF/Fantasy, Mar. 2013: Terry Brooks, Vicki Pettersson, Andrew Pyper, and More


Brooks, Terry. Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara. Del Rey: Ballantine. Mar. 2013. 368p. ISBN 9780345523501. $28. FANTASY Bad news: dangerous creatures are breaching the magical barrier, now beginning to deteriorate, that has imprisoned them since time immemorial. Even as some folks prepare for battle, others go on a quest whose success will ultimately […]

Wayne Simmons on his zombie novels Flu and Fever | Tantorious


Born in Belfast, Ireland, Wayne Simmons is the author of the zombie novels Flu and Fever, just published in print, e-book and audiobook editions by Tantor Media. Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joe McKinney calls Simmons “the bare knuckle boxer of the zombie genre. He hits hard, and he’s absolutely relentless.” Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, September 14, 2012


Cussler teams with Perry in “The Tombs,” Lindqvist illuminates his “Little Star,” Lustbader expertly spins a new Jack McClure thriller

SF/F Mass Market Paperbacks of Note. September 15, 2012


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

Science Fiction/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2012


Reviews of Rob DeBorde’s Portlandtown, Tad Williams’s The Dirty Streets of Heaven, and Greg Evan’s The Eternal Flame, plus a full list of SF/F reviews in the Sept. 15 issue.

Hungry for SF: Genre Crossovers Retain Fans and Attract New Readers | Genre Spotlight


Can genre purists, or readers who just seek a fantastical escape, find titles that truly speak to them, whether traveling across the galaxy or into the underworld? Perhaps crossovers are just what Doctor Who ordered to perpetuate speculative fiction’s readership. The following survey of fall 2012 and winter 2013 titles illustrates the willingness of readers of all stripes to sit at the same table to feed on the fantastical imagination.

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