Between BEA, ALA, a long 4th of July weekend, and general summer sluggishness, I'm behind on reading reviews. This morning while catching up on my Publishers Weekly reading I got to the Top 10: Editors' Picks issue (June 27th) and had to share a few of their top 10 selections in my favorite category: Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror.
by John Ajvide Lindqvist
One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While the couple explore the lighthouse, Maja disappears. Another chilling tale from the author of LET ME IN (or, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN).
THE MONSTER'S CORNER: STORIES FROM INHUMAN EYES
edited by Christopher Golden
These haunting stories of monsters are all told from the monster's point of view. With contributions by Lauren Groff, Chelsea Cain, Simon R. Green, Sharyn McCrumb, Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Kevin J. Anderson, Jonathan Maberry, and many others.
THE CHILDREN OF THE SKY
by Verner Vinge
After nearly twenty years, Vernor Vinge has produced an enthralling sequel to his memorable bestselling novel A FIRE UPON THE DEEP. Ten years have passed on Tines World and while there is peace, there are those among them—and among the humans—who seek power
It may be summer, but there's always room for a little dark reading.