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14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Abomination: The Dark Fantasy Novel ‘Rogue One’ Fans Should Read

If you loved “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, then there’s a work of unrelentingly grim fantasy I’d like to recommend to you: <i>Abomination</i> by Gary …

So You Want To Read Grimdark: Here’s Where To Start

High fantasy meets grimdark. He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2016 – Electric Literature

The 2016 novels that every fiction lover should read<p>Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite …

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Daniel Silva's THE BLACK WIDOW Is a Literary Powder Keg

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper<p>THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva<p>Daniel Silva's latest novel THE BLACK WIDOW required me to go to my Thesaurus and search for new adjectives with which to extol its virtues. Having reviewed books by Mr. Silva for over a decade I have simply run out of words and phrases …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Outriders

• <b>Author:</b> Jay Posey<p><b>The start of a Military SF series from imprint best-seller and Tom Clancy game series writer Jay Posey.</b><p>Captain Lincoln Suh died on a Wednesday. And things only got harder from there.<p>Snatched out of special operations and thrown headfirst into a secretive new unit, Lincoln finds …

The Last Mortal Bond

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Staveley<p><b>The trilogy that began with The Emperor's Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire in Brian Staveley's The Last Mortal Bond</b><p>The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march …

Hebron woman killed by Israeli forces died due to lack of medical treatment

“The forensic physician identified a massive pulmonary hemorrhage as the cause of Kilzar’s death, and it would have been possible to save her life if …

5 Debut Fantasies to Look Out for in 2016

This year promises to deliver titles from known heavyweights in the fantasy genre--but what about exciting new debut authors? Here are five to look out for in the coming year, in order of release date:<p><i>All the Birds in the Sky</i> by Charlie Jane Anders - This highly anticipated title marks the debut of …

The Bands of Mourning

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p><b>From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.</b><p>Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads …

Interview with Andy Remic, Author, ‘A Song For No Man’s Land’

Grimdark? Science-Fiction? Fantasy? Thriller? What'll Andy Remic write next? It's hard to know and even harder to catch up with him. Whether blazing …

Your Heart Will Melt When You See “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Characters As “Calvin And Hobbes”

"It's a magical universe, BB-8, ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"<p>"It struck me that she probably did that as a child and that's when the Calvin and Hobbes image flashed in my head," Kesinger said.

Star Wars

From George RR Martin to Umberto Eco, many writers have been inspired by stories of the middle ages. Here are some of the best<p>How far do hit television series such as HBO’s Game of Thrones and the BBC’s recent The Last Kingdom reflect the real medieval worlds of early (and late) medieval Europe and …

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