Booklist Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

Even though it’s still Mystery Month over at Booklist, they’ve put together their Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror reading lists with several Macmillan titles:
Top 10 SF/Fantasy: 2015 (full list)

CALIFORNIA BONES by Greg Van Eekhout
This fantasy-adventure is structured like a caper novel, and fans of stories about heists will enjoy it, but it’s an absolute must for urban-fantasy readers.

Top 10 Horror: 2015 (full list)

FALL OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry
Picking up at the very moment DEAD OF NIGHT ended, this sequel throws the reader headlong into a zombie plague. Maberry, no slouch at action and suspense, does some of his most visceral and terrifying writing ever here.

From the opening line’s echo of Manderley (“As if by a dream Catherine came to the Red House”), readers will find themselves in the sickly sweet, rotted-silk grip of a decaying gothic nightmare. A haunted-house tale like no other, this is one of those rare horror novels that’s upsetting enough to make the reader want to take the damn thing out back and bury it.

LOCK IN by John Scalzi
An August 2014 LibraryReads pick! This tightly plotted, highly imaginative tale takes place about 25 years after a virus called Haden’s syndrome left a small percentage of the world’s population locked inside their own bodies, conscious but unable to interact in any way. A genre-blending triumph that combines horror, mystery, and science fiction.

MOTHERLESS CHILD by Glen Hirshberg
Hirshberg takes readers on a grisly yet darkly comedic road trip in this outstanding southern horror tale about two single moms and their unfortunate encounter with a shadowy and irresistible singer known as the Whistler. This one is a spine-tingler with smart dialogue, a thickly atmospheric setting, and plenty of visceral violence.

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