Urban

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Already an accomplished journalist and graphic novelist, G. Willow Wilson makes her novel writing debut with Alif the Unseen, an urban fantasy that feels like surreal science fiction. It follows a teenaged Arab-Indian hacker, who goes by the handle Alif, …

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Taken (Alex Verus #3) by Benedict Jacka

Taken is the third installment in British author Benedict Jacka’s urban fantasy series centering around a wizard named Alex Verus. Having run-ins with experienced battlemages and coming out victorious seems to boost one’s reputation. Such is Alex Verus discovering. Where …

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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. …

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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is almost as well known for his blog and internet activism as he is for his speculative fiction. So it’s no surprise that he combines the two in his latest release for youth audiences, Pirate Cinema. Sixteen-year-old Trent …

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