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After the Golden Age

After the Golden Age

Carrie Vaughn’s new superhero novel is the epitome of teen appeal — just plain fun. If you want to give it a try, the first chapter is available on the author’s website. I expect teens will enjoy the game of picking out references to genre titles and characters. It reminds me of John Connolly’s Alex Award-winning The Book [...]

Haunted Legends

Haunted Legends

Last week I reviewed Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories, a collection edited by John Joseph Adams. Haunted Legends is a collection of short stories based on ghostly legends from around the world, compiled by another renowned editor, Ellen Datlow. Datlow has won Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor and for Best Short Form Editor. She [...]

The Lost Gate

Lost Gate

Orson Scott Card’s new coming-of-age fantasy is the first in the Mither Mages series. Consensus seems to be that it successfully stands on its own as well. Before getting to that review, I wanted to mention that the Nebula Award nominations were announced yesterday. Two of our Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2010 were included [...]

Among Others

Among Others

I have been looking forward to introducing Jo Walton’s Among Others. It is a glorious book, and not only because it is a celebration of books and readers and libraries and librarians. The dedication: “This is for all of the libraries in the world, and the librarians who sit there day after day lending books [...]

Steampunk

Dreadnought

Cherie Priest’s first Clockwork Century novel, Boneshaker (Tor, 2009) won the 2010 Locus Award for Best SF Novel and was nominated for both the Nebula and the Hugo. If you are looking for a review, check out this one by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing. Today’s book, Dreadnought, is the second novel in her steampunk Clockwork Century [...]