Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Gluttony Bay is the sixth book in the Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace, preparing fans for the Martini Shot of the series.

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“a haunting story of one man’s determination to assuage his grief by keeping the dead alive and another man’s struggle to give them peace.”

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“page-flipping race to see who survives and who dies on the lunar surface . . .”

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“an offbeat, occasionally absurd but haunting tale of life, death, heartbreak, and ultimately, redemption . . .”

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It’s the future; humankind is extinct, prey to the “Slow Plague,” an amalgam of all the ills flesh is heir to, “manifested in myriad diseases, lethal allergies, and physiological disorders.”

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Markswoman introduces a bright new series to fantasy fiction. It’s a strong start, but it comes with a hitch.

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“If William Gibson, Michael Connelly, and Neil Gaiman wrote a series, it might end up looking like The Familiar.”

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“A dark and chilling thriller about a danger that could one day become real.”

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“It is no accident that J. R. Ward’s series are beloved. She is a master writer.”

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Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it, is a very famous saying.

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“takes a mighty swing at rebooting this franchise . . .”

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Kudos to Candlewick for doing a sick-kid book. There can’t be too many out there, and what sick child wouldn’t want to go to an alien world to forget about how badly he or she feels?

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“an entertaining paranormal romance with a unique main character . . .”

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“like Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, these stories seem more than fairy tales, the twist of their endings staying with the reader long after the book is closed.”

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Destined to become a blockbuster movie.

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Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.

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“rises above the usual primary series entry in its depiction not only of the authenticity of its characters but also in the scientific basis of its plot . . .”

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“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.

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A good translation can make or break a book. It’s entirely possible for an exquisite novel to be perceived as lacking, inaccesible, or plain not good enough when translated into another language.

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“a lovely installment, if a brief one, filled with amusing events, and a slowly mounting sense of dread . . .”

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“Genre and gender bending, erudite and steamy, Machado’s stories manage to defy expectation and be compulsively readable.”

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“a literary tour-de-force of the supernatural genre, at the same time disturbing, frightening, and fascinating.”

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“for anyone with a true interest in Star Wars, Ian Doescher’s adaptation is a treat.”

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