Fiction by Alexander, McGhee, and Silverberg, with a Trio of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Alexander excels at conveying the flavor of Tsarist Russia; Levy provides plenty of detail for the history lover; for fans of realistic fiction about difficult family relationships; unputdownable once you get into it; an enthralling, surreal debut; an excellent choice for sf fans

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

Newcomer Honeywell, McClellan, North, Robinson, Scalzi, Skovron, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews

THE ELEMENTS, whether a personal power or a force of nature, have been mainstays of sf/fantasy writing from the genre’s beginning. How humanity has dealt with these components can be either a bane or boon, focused on creation or destruction. This month’s titles highlight the strengths of such elements in both natural and magical ways.

Audiobooks from Connelly, DuBrul, Koontz, Kubica, Santamaria, Scalzi, & Wright | Xpress Reviews

Talkin’ audio, with Harry Bosch, DuBrul’s palpable adventure, a taut thriller from Koontz, Kubica’s three-dimensional story, the woman in C.S. Lewis’s life, a team approach on Scalzi, and more disguises for Kathleen Stone

The Future of Crime: SF Thrillers | The Reader’s Shelf, November 15, 2015

At the intersection of “What If?” and “Whodunit?” are sf mysteries and thrillers. The following titles combine suspense and speculative fiction in surprising and innovative ways.

A Genre Takes Flight | Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction

SF/fantasy is enjoying a pop cuilture moment. Leading trends include epics, dark and light alike; secondary world urban fantasies; comebacks for hard, military, and near future sf, and aerial adventure.

Popularity Contest: 2013 Hugo Awards Crown SF Winners

The arrival of fall marks the start of the literary awards season. Already Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is being touted as an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature next month. But the cynic in me guesses that the always inscrutable Swedish committee of judges will bypass the best-selling author of 1Q84, Kafka […]