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.

Fiction RA Picks 2014: A Sampling | Wyatt’s World

These five titles are likely to satisfy readers endlessly and can serve as long-term RA standards.

Toil and Trouble: Spooky Halloween Reads | The Reader’s Shelf

It’s time to get ready for the hordes of patrons who will begin to haunt the library and are in the mood for a good scare; this list of titles will help librarians arm themselves with some bloody-good suggestions.

Cavett, Gaiman, Gowns, Nuts, Birds, and Rainbows | What We’re Reading

This is a week of exotic and dystopic; gowns, girls, and speaking squirrels; TV talkers and phone callers; and Neverwhere, London, for the LJand SLJ crew.

May Debuts plus a Sophomore Effort | Wyatt’s World

The Pearl That Broke It's Shell

Four first (disturbing, rocket-fast, quick-reading, ambitious) novels and a new favorite author returns