The Shape of Water: The Novel | Oscars 2018

Daniel Kraus’s The Shape of Water is no ordinary novelization of Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning movie.

Titan Books/Marvel Comics To Publish Original Black Panther Prose Novel

Beginning this April, Titan Books and Marvel Comics will combine to publish in both North American and UK markets original prose novels that expand on the comics giant’s most popular creations, including Black Panther, Captain America, Deadpool, Ant-Man, and Spider-Man.

Cooking with Team Voracious | What We’re Reading & Watching

The WWR/W team is gobbling up books, cooking and otherwise, including vegan and Instant Pot cookbooks, debuts, coming-of-age memoirs, Nigerian-based sf, and historical fiction.

LJ Talks to Naomi Hirahara

After six mysteries starring elderly Japanese American gardener and World War II atomic bombing survivor Mas Arai, Naomi Hirahara brings her Edgar Award–winning series to a close in her March release, Hiroshima Boy.

Diversity Reigns | 2017 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. These awards honor the best in sf and fantasy—novels, novellas, novelettes, and short stories—published during the prior calendar year.

A Sadly Growing Genre | School Shooting Fiction

As our country once again mourns the victims of yet another mass shooting, some readers may want to turn to literature to try to make sense of an action so violent and inexplicable. Fiction about school shootings is, sadly, an expanding genre, and four novels being published early this year will stir serious discussion.

Love Between the Covers | SELF-esteem

Valentine’s Day means love is in the air again. Readers wishing to spend the holiday swept up in a romance or to live vicariously through literary lovers should look no further than these SELF-e titles.

In Pursuit of Lost History: How a Forgotten Doctor Inspired a Novel

Jody Shields, author of The Winter Station, found the subject of her new novel after she stumbled across a reference to a Russian doctor’s memoir of the 1910–11 Manchurian plague in a medical journal. Both the doctor and the epidemic, which killed 60,000 people, had been lost to history.

The Horror, the Horror | 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy, has announced the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot. Named in honor of the author of Dracula, the prizes are presented annually in 11 categories, including fiction, poetry, screenplays, and nonfiction.

Q&A: K.B. Owen | SELE-e Circs: The Top Ten Titles in SELF-e Select

K.B. Owen’s novel Dangerous and Unseemly won the 2015 Indie Ebook Awards Best Mystery. The first book in the “Concordia Wells” series, it sees the titular series character pulled into a whodunit after a family member dies and a friend is attacked.