Science Fiction & Fantasy

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William Gibson used to write science fiction.

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 In The Magicians, Lev Grossman has created a whole new world that will appeal to fantasy buffs and mainstream readers alike.

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Take every bit of fact, fiction, or myth uttered about The Beatles as a group or as individuals and throw it aside.

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Epitaph Road is the latest in a string of successful young adult novels by David Patneaude.

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 White Rocket Books, 2009 When Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote his interplanetary adventure back in the early days of the 20th century, knowledge of our solar system and the planets that made it up was

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Steampunk is a genre for thinkers, and this book proves the point.

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In X’ed Out, artist and writer Charles Burns returns to many of the themes and images that made his magnum opus, Black Hole, both a pleasure and a challenge to read.

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Reading with a writer’s eye, I’ve always been an admirer of first-person, present-tense narrative.

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Omnitopia Dawn has a compelling concept—a massive multiplayer online role-playing game, an MMORPG, has an important upgrade and reaches the near-mythical point of complexity that lets it transition

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July 1913 was the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty-four thousand white veterans from both sides of the battle met in what was called the Encampment.

 

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The Devil’s Alphabet, Daryl Gregory’s second book after 2008’s premier Pandemonium, starts simply enough: The prodigal son returns.

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The odious Ogre of the title is reminiscent of the one in William Steig’s original picture book, Shrek—but with his inherent ogre-ness on steroids.

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 Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.

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 Imagine a pristine world out of the realm of Avatar peopled by creatures from Where The Wild Things Are and you have a glimpse into the mental imagery of Ray Shoop in his sci-fi work

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Reading the Pern books isn’t like it was when Anne McCaffrey wrote them.

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I Am Number Four is the first young adult novel from the infamous, best selling author James Frey and the debut novel of his co-author, Columbia MFA graduate, Jobie Hughs.

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After 10 previous books of the “Otherworld” supernatural mystery series, New York Times bestselling writer Armstrong focuses on 21-year-old P.I./witch Savannah Levine.

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The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a steampunk fairytale set in an alternative twentieth century.

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Marilyn Meredith captures the essence of an untimely death in her paranormal romance, Lingering Spirit. Police officer Steve Ainsworth is gunned down during a routine traffic stop.

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Murder in Vein starts off with a tense and exciting kidnapping, and then falls into worldbuilding that slows things down.

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This is a world where calories are more precious than gold—where crops are engineered sterile by the titans of the industry, and the side effects of their genetic mistakes afflict the world at larg

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The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart has more metaphors than a million-piece mega-puzzle that artfully fits together as an exquisite literary masterpiece.

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Kisses can come with a lot of baggage.

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Everyone needs a vacation, even the undead and especially the immortal. With Death’s Excellent Vacation, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P.

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