What’s Old Is New Again | Wyatt’s World

There is great pleasure to be found in a twice-told tale that borrows liberally and inventively from existing literature. From fictional takes on how a famous story came into being to a recasting of a Shakespeare play, there are plenty of fall books that literally mine the backlist.

New Authors Alvar, Clifford, Drager, Ohanesian, Walker, & Many Others | Debut Fiction, April 15, 2015

Alvar’s narratives straddle multiple countries and cultures, 25-year police veteran Griffin debuts a well-written and action-packed crime thriller, Papernick offers persuasive insights into the nature of fanaticism, Walker’s story pops.

Tanzer’s Debut of the Month, Peter Clines, Neal Stephenson, RIP Terry Pratchett, Plus Series Lineup | Science Fiction/Fantasy Reviews, April 15, 2015

When people think of sf, they usually picture far-flung futures and alien encounters. But just as many novels in the genre hew much closer to our own time and place. Some riveting examples included here deal with the present and the near future.