Mars: The Re(a)d Planet | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2015

Sf writers and their fans have been drawn to the Red Planet for decades. Here are some of the best intergalactic adventures published between 1950 and 2014.

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Kanon Is Leaving Berlin; True Crime from Jobb, Kurkjian | Audiobook Reviews, June 15, 2015

Jobb’s latest true crime masterpiece is performed flawlessly; Kanon’s action is richly multifaceted, while the narration of Corey Brill is complex and exceptional; Kurkjian’s Master Thieves is recommended to art lovers and all fans of true-life crime

Up Close with Brian Mayer | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, June 15, 2015

In addition to being a lifelong fan of board games—his personal library numbers close to 700 games—Mayer, a 2015 LJ Mover & Shaker and gaming and library technologies specialist of the school library system of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Le Roy, NY, is an award-­winning game designer.

The Return of Doctor Who: Titan Releases Two New Graphic Novels Series Fans Will Love

Titan Comics has published the first volumes in two new “Doctor Who” series: The Tenth Doctor: Revolutions of Terror and The Eleventh Doctor: After Life

Spy Stories: Espionage by the Book

The action is fast and furious in McCauley’s hard-as-nails thriller; a triumphal sequel from Matthews; McCarry dazzles readers with smart dialog and fascinating characters; McGee’s entertaining adventure is for those who like their spies with quick wit and fists

Francesca Haig | Debut Spotlight, June 15, 2015

The first volume in a planned trilogy, Francesca Haig’s debut novel, The Fire Sermon, features a postapocalyptic dystopia in which all people are born as twins—one physically perfect, the other bearing some form of mutation.

Balogh, Feehan, Shalvis, Thayne, Two Brides of Waterloo, Plus News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2015

Small-Town Style What is it about community-based series romances—the ones set in small towns with an assortment of recurring characters that hover in the background of the main action—that is so appealing?

Hunder’s Debut of the Month, Cline, Jemisin, Nix, plus Series Lineup & News | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2015

Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes; Cline mines the nostalgia and geek spheres just as successfully as he did in his acclaimed debut; Nix shows off his mastery of the short form; Jemisin’s latest is a must-buy