Best Books 2013: SF/Fantasy

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The best sf/fantasy of 2013.

A Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Modelling

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In connection with Veterans Day and this month’s “Collection Development” piece that Ed Burgess (EB) and I (MH) wrote on World War I, we thought we’d chat about our World War I-related hobbies. EB: I’m a modeler.  I admit it freely, without shame.  I don’t have the collector’s obsessive gene that you have, Margaret. MH: […]

Fiction Previews, Nov. 2013, Pt. 2: Top Commercial Fiction, Including Cornwell, Cussler, & McCall Smith

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Bruen, Ken. Purgatory. Mysterious Pr: Grove/Atlantic. Nov. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780802126078. $24. CD: Highbridge Audio. MYSTERY Nine previous titles, a Shamus Award, multiple award nominations, two feature films, and now this: even as he struggles to maintain his hard-won stability, former cop Jack Taylor must face a vigilante killer wiping out the bad guys of […]

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, December 21, 2012

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A new Dave Barry is “insane,” Basran’s debut displays beautifully constructed sentences, Chiaverini crafts an absorbing stand-alone historical, Downie reprieves Roman doctor Ruso, and Thomas knits an engrossing :Kashmir Shawl”

Hungry for SF: Genre Crossovers Retain Fans and Attract New Readers | Genre Spotlight

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Can genre purists, or readers who just seek a fantastical escape, find titles that truly speak to them, whether traveling across the galaxy or into the underworld? Perhaps crossovers are just what Doctor Who ordered to perpetuate speculative fiction’s readership. The following survey of fall 2012 and winter 2013 titles illustrates the willingness of readers of all stripes to sit at the same table to feed on the fantastical imagination.

Geeky Friday the 13th: San Diego Comic Con, Total Recall eReprint, Steampunk TV, Hunger Games Sequels Scheduled, Harrison Ford: Geezer

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Geeky Friday the 13th: San Diego Comic Con, Total Recall eReprint, Steampunk TV, Hunger Games Sequels Scheduled, Harrison Ford: Geezer

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, March 9, 2012

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Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, March 9, 2012

From Mantel to Zafón: Ten Titles Just Announced for May 2012–June 2012

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From Mantel to Zafón: Ten Titles Just Announced for May 2012–June 2012

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, November 11, 2011

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Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, November 11, 2011

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