Fall/Winter Debut Novels


Personal reading and the input of LJ reviewers stand behind the selection of these upcoming debut novels as titles worth watching.

Zadie Smith, Wally Lamb, & Stephenie Meyer | Audio in Advance November 2016 | Fiction


Fiction publishing on audio in November 2016

Leckie, Novik, Liu Win 2016 Locus Awards


The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 25, during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle. Nominated for Hugo and Nebula Awards, Ann Leckie’s conclusion to her “Imperial Radch” trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, was named Best Science Fiction Novel. Naomi Novik’s fairy-tale fantasy, Uprooted, which last month garnered […]

Julian Fellowes’s Next Act | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Fiction


Fiction audiobooks releasing in July 2016

Khanna’s Debut of the Month, Leckie, Lindsey, and Ruckley, plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews


Debut novelist Khanna combines both postapocalyptic sf and steampunk quite well; there is much more to explore in Leckie’s universe, one of the most original in sf today; Ruckley’s excellent fantasy seems to be that rare beast, a stand-alone novel.

Q&A: Ann Leckie


Having recently won both the 2014 Nebula and Hugo Award for her acclaimed sf debut Ancillary Justice, author Ann Leckie talks to LJ about Ancillary Sword, which continues the story of Breq, a starship soldier.

Continental Conquests, Cato’s Debut of the Month, an Epic Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews


In the coming months, readers can look forward to door­stopper novels. Featuring worlds based closely on our own, many of these authors’ stories are epic fantasies, their landscapes painted one word at a time.

de Castell’s Debut of the Month, Romantic Fantasy from Kennedy, Zombie Horror, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Traitor's Blade

de Castell’s swashbuckling series launch shows huge potential, Kennedy’s well-written and swooningly romantic fantasy will appeal, not a single bad story is in this bunch of Rogues

Must-Read Space Opera by Corey, Itäranta’s Debut of the Month, Epic Lawrence, van Eekhout’s Magic, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Memory of Water

Corey combines an exploration of real human frailties with big sf ideas, Itäranta’s writing is gorgeous and delicate, Prince of Fools will need more than charm and quick wits, a caper novel/urban fantasy from van Eekhout

Q&A: Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

Butcher talks to LJ about his new novel Skin Game