Home for the Haunting, The Missing Dough, The Nameless Dead | Mystery Series Lineup


The latest mysteries series from the December 2013 issue.

The First World War and PeerJ | eReviews

eReviews of The First World War: Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment and PeerJ.

Victorian Women, College Sports, and Street Food | Reference


Reviews of Daily Life of Victorian Women, College Sports Traditions, and Street Food Around the World, plus a full list of Reference titles from the December 2013 issue.

From the Horse’s Mouth: CCPL’s Favorite Books of 2013 | The Reader’s Shelf


In celebration of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 90th anniversary, its dedicated group of librarians share their favorite titles of 2013.

Backstage at an Opera Library | Music Matters

Although in opera they say “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings,” the opera library performs long before the season starts and continues after the final curtain.

Olympus Revisited


Reviews of The Parthenon Enigma and The Gods of Olympus: A History.

Social Sciences Reviews | December 2013


Reviews of The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, and The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love, plus a full list of Social Sciences titles from the December 2013 issue.

Sleeping Beauty Retold, an Unusual Coming-of-Age Tale, Dystopic Noir | Fiction


Reviews of While Beauty Slept, Clever Girl, and Shovel Ready, plus a full list of Fiction titles from the December 2013 issue.

The Forever Engine, The Doctor and the Dinosaurs, and Rise Again Below Zero | Sf/Fantasy


With thoughts of the holidays and gift-giving on our minds, this month’s column has some selections that would make great presents for the sf/fantasy lover in your family. Two steampunk offerings come to mind: game designer and noir sf writer Frank Chadwick’s The Forever Engine and Mike Resnick’s latest installment in his Doc Holliday Weird […]

Q&A: Andy Weir


An interview with Andy Weir, author of The Martian.