LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2016

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At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston, the Reference & User Services Association’s (RUSA) Reading List Council, made up of 12 expert readers’ advisory and collection development librarians, announced the 2016 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A short list of honor […]

Getting Ready for the Force Awakens | Wyatt’s World

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For many Star Wars fans, Christmas comes a week early when The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. Feed their desire to experience the film and the full movie franchise with a range of works.

2015 Hugo Awards: Diversity Wins, Sad Puppies Lose

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In an interesting twist to this year’s Hugo Awards controversy, a best-selling Chinese work of hard sf that was added to the final ballot after another nominee withdrew his book from consideration took the top prize at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held in Spokane, WA.Translated for the first time into English by Hugo […]

A Genre Takes Flight | Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction

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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.

Hot Summertime Reads

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Grab an iced tea and one of these genre fiction favorites.

Literary SF Hits Award Shortlist, Hugo Drama Escalates

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Six acclaimed sf novels were shortlisted for the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, while the Hugo Awards controversy continued with the withdrawal of two finalists and author Connie Willis’s refusal to be a presenter.

SF History, Guides to Champagne, The Beatles | Reference Reviews, January 2015

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A must-buy for sf aficionados and infographic enthusiasts; Stevenson delivers a superb tome to pore over or dip into selectively; Womack gives a wealth of information on the famous band in two volumes.

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Oldies but Goodies: Genre Backlists for Cool Summer Reads

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Past and present members of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Reading List Council share some of their favorite summer reading choices

Expect the Unexpected: New Stories from Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia E. Butler, one of the first African American science fiction authors to attract mainstream literary acclaim and the first writer in this genre to receive the MacArthur Fellowship (or the “Genius Grant”), died in 2006 at the age of 58.Today Open Road Integrated Media, Butler’s digital publisher, announced that it will publish two previously unpublished stories by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning writer as an ebook.