Booklist’s Top SF/Fantasy/Horror of 2018

Booklist’s Top SF/Fantasy/Horror of 2018

Booklist’s Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror reading lists of 2018* include these outstanding Macmillan titles: Top 10 SF/Fantasy: 2018 (full list) BALL LIGHTNING by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen While devoting himself to studying the atmospheric occurrence called ball lightning—which struck and killed his parents—Chen meets the beautiful but ruthless Lin Yun, an army major whose […]

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May 2018 All-Stars

May 2018 All-Stars

Sooooo many stars! Have you ordered these forthcoming books for your library yet? (If not, what are you waiting for?!) BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris Also available in audio “[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller… Paris plays fair with the reader as she builds to a satisfying resolution. Fans of intelligent psychological suspense will be richly […]

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Meet the #FearlessWomen of Tor!

Meet the #FearlessWomen of Tor!

Tor is creating blockbuster new worlds with their #FearlessWomen campaign! #FearlessWomen is a celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Follow the #FearlessWomen, #FearlessFantasy, and #FearlessSF campaigns across all social platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for sponsored giveaways, cosplay ideas, author book […]

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Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

What do these 5 books have in common? They’ve all received more than one starred review! BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer — 3 stars! “VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy, has made a career out of eluding genre classifications, and with BORNE he essentially invents a new one. Reading like a dispatch from a […]

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PW Spring 2017 Announcements

PW Spring 2017 Announcements

Publishers Weekly looked into their crystal ball and predicted that these 98(!) Macmillan adult books will stand out in the first half of 2017: Art, Architecture & Photography (full list) THE SAGRADA FAMILIA: The Astonishing Story of Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece by Gijs van Hensbergen Out: July 25 This book chronicles the story of architect Antoni […]

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All’s Fair in Love – LJ Genre Spotlight on Romance

All’s Fair in Love – LJ Genre Spotlight on Romance

Love is in the air at Library Journal! Their recent genre spotlight on romance includes these steamy Macmillan reads: HISTORY OR HER STORY? Kerrigan Byrne’s THE DUKE (St. Martin’s, Feb. 2017), the fourth installment in her “Victorian Rebels” series, features a nurse by day/spy by night who gets tangled up with a duke who has […]

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The debut of a daring heroine (and author)!

The debut of a daring heroine (and author)!

Beth Bernobich's Passion Play is the coming of age tale of Ilse Zahlina, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. When he reveals his plans to marry Ilse off to a another merchant, she feels like just another item in his ledger. Matters are made worse when she finds that his last fiancée disappeared mysteriously, an occurrence most seem content to dismiss. Resolute not to end up a man's puppet like her mother, Ilse flees in the night, takes a new name, and seeks a life where she can forge her own identity.


Ilse's world seems to be pseudo-feudal, set in a sort of pre-fundamentalist Islamic Middle east. [...]

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