The last year in science fiction and fantasy novels saw a welcome mix of debut voices and returning favorites. While genre fiction is often seen as an escapist form of literature (something that’s understandably
Aliya Whiteley’s Skein Island (Titan, £7.99) is a fine example of understated horror, whose accumulating sense of unease is only enhanced by being set in the familiar milieu of contemporary Britain. The
I'm a total book nerd. I have been an avid reader since middle school when I read every Lord of the Rings book and the Dune series in the space of a few weeks. In recent years, I've been known to collect
The first year of the Los Angeles Times Book Club was eventful. Hundreds of Angelenos gathered monthly to hear from such bestselling authors as Susan Orlean, George Takei, Laila Lalami and Ronan Farrow.