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Beyond the Pale with Henry Herz at SDCC

From the official press release: Henry Herz will be moderating a fantasy/science fiction literature panel from 11 am to noon on July 24 at San Diego Comic-Con in room 5AB. The panel participants are award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Dr. David Brin, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Jason Hough, Marie Lu, and Jonathan Maberry. The authors will be signing ...

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Star Wars Books: FREE Sneak Peeks at Upcoming Titles!

Before you drop a penny on any of the upcoming Star Wars novels, which will be part of ongoing canon, Del Rey is giving fans the opportunity to sample each book in their 2014 sampler. The free book will be released on July 15 in various formats, including Kindle and iTunes. Get a peek at the soon-to-be-published novels A New ...

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Summer School for Nerds

Summer School for Nerds It takes a special kind of person to look at a summer vacation (or merely the summer months on a calendar) and think, “You know what this needs? More school.” But let’s be honest, for those of us who love learning for the sake of learning, a free online course dedicated to the things we love ...

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Sci- Fi / Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves this Week

This week’s releases include a handful of books that continue several different series- from Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters series to Daniel Wilson’s follow up to Robopocalypse, to the collaborative efforts of Stephen Baxter and Terry Prachett’s in their Long Earth series. Standing out among the crowd, however, is perhaps George R.R. Martin’s edited collection Rogues, which features 21 original stories by authors like Neil Gaiman, ...

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Book Review: Marissa Meyer’s "Cinder"

Since its debut in 2012, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder has steadily gained popularity in schools and libraries and has even earned a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. When I finally read the novel—the first of The Lunar Chronicles series— it became clear how well deserved its popularity really is. The plot of Cinder is one to get almost any ...

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Fantasy and Sci Fi Titles Hitting Bookshelves This Week

In addition to this week seeing the highly anticipated release of Tolkien’s Beowulf  (still jumping up and down over the fact this is getting published, btw), this week also brings a slew of new fantasy books. Published this Tuesday are several continuations of series, like the next novel of L.E. Modesitt Jr’s bestselling and long running fantasy series, the Saga ...

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New Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves This Week

This week’s new Sci- Fi/ Fantasy releases include a new novel from veteran fantasy writer Melanie Rawn, as well as a debut science fiction novel from David Ramirez (a post apocalyptic tale described as having “sophisticated worldbuilding, clever trope inversion, and original plotting”). We also have six-time Hugo Award-winner Ben Bova’s new novel Transhuman. Be sure to pick up your favorites at your ...

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Big Developments on the EU Front

A few months back, LucasFilm and Disney announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would undergo a major upheaval in coming months in order to create a more unified universe. This weekend came not just one announcement, but several regarding the future of the Star Wars novels. Junior novels were announced for Star Wars Rebels last year, causing many adult ...

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New Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Titles in Bookstores

Here’s a list of the newest Science-Fiction and Fantasy titles now available! Terry Pratchett fans have yet another reason to rejoice–in addition to Raising Steam released in March, this month sees the release of the new Discworld Companion, Turtle Recall. We also have debut novel Unwrapped Sky, by Rjurik Davidson who is described below as “a young master of the New Weird.” ...

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Titles Hitting Bookshelves Today

It’s Tuesday and Tuesday means…new books! And this is a good week for new science fiction and fantasy reads. Not only do we have the new (in fact, the 40th!) Discworld novel, Raising Steam, but we also have the follow up to what is possibly the best literary combination ever in Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Empire Striketh Back. Check out ...

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