2012

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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Railsea by China Miéville

China Miéville’s Railsea could be described as a retelling of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick—if the ships were trains and the whale was a giant mole, that is—but to do so would be trying to fit Railsea into a descriptive box in …

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The Silvered by Tanya Huff

Tanya Huff is a well-known author in the speculative fiction community. While she’s best known for her Blood series, which was later adapted for television under the title Blood Ties, her other works span from epic fantasy to space-age military …

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Partials (Partials Sequence #1) by Dan Wells

In a new young adult science fiction series, Dan Wells tackles the post-apocalyptic dystopian genre that has become so popular in recent years. While not the most original take on the genre, Partials is consistently entertaining and surprisingly satisfying. The …

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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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