Superhero Fantasy

Hell to Pay (To Hell and Back #3) by Matthew Hughes

Hell to Pay is the third book in the To Hell and Back series by British-Canadian author Matthew Hughes. It continues the story of Chesney Arnstruther and his superhero alter-ego, The Actionary, as he tries to do some good in the world, even if his powers come directly from the pits of Hell. Christopher Moore meets Kevin Smith Throughout Hell ... Read More »

Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher

Are we heading into a new age of comic book popularity, much like the Golden Age of Comics? Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe seem to have dissolved the barrier between comic geeks and… well, everyone else. With films like Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Kick-Ass 2, next year ... Read More »

Cover Battle: Which is Your Favorite Control Point Cover?

Here’s another cover battle for you. This time, Myke Cole takes on… Myke Cole! Which of the covers for his debut novel Control Point do you like most? On the left, we have the American cover, drawn by Michael Kormack. On the right is the British cover of Control Point, a photo manipulation by the digital photography artist Larry Rostant. ... Read More »

Steelheart, New Sanderson YA Superhero Apocalypse Novel

Less than a week ago, we told you about Brandon Sanderson’s upcoming releases for 2012 and 2013. We said he would publish no less than five books in the next year and a half. Make that six books! Yesterday, American publisher Dellacorte Press and British Gollancz announced that they are publishing a new young adult series by writing machine Sanderson, ... Read More »

Empire State by Adam Christopher

Empire State is the genre-bending debut novel of New Zealand-born author Adam Christopher, one of Angry Robot’s exciting new acquisitions. Empire State successfully combines science fiction, Prohibition-era detective noir, comic book superheroes, and nearly endless plot twists to create a fast-paced and unique saga of surprises that is sure to keep countless readers up into the early hours of the ... Read More »

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me is the much anticipated debut novel of US author Tahereh Mafi. The first book in a projected trilogy, it provides an intense mix of dystopian fantasy and young adult romance with a superhuman twist. While it may seem a mean feat to live up to the hype generated for this release, with the large media campaign and the film rights already sold, ... Read More »

The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller #2) by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss was one of the most critically acclaimed fantasy debuts of our time. Though widely recognized as a book that would impact the future of fantasy literature, The Name of the Wind has also received some critique. The book is a character study that focuses deeply on the dilemmas the young and gifted orphan ... Read More »