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 […]
Here’s what your librarian pals recommended at Booklist’s “Read n’ Rave” panel at ALA Annual 2018: Ariel Farrar, Acquisitions Librarian, New Orleans Public Library THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides “This is gonna be huge!” WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric […]
Booklist hosted a live event with librarian book-group experts to talk about what makes a good selection, how to pick something unexpected for your group without causing a mass exodus, and lots and lots of suggestions for when you want to take your book group rogue. Check out their Macmillan recommendations: BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor […]
Library Journal recently announced the debut novels they’re most looking forward to this Fall 2016 and Winter 2017, including these four Macmillan titles: THE GUINEVERES by Sarah Domet All coincidentally named Guinevere, four young women bond tightly when they are abandoned by their various parents to be raised by nuns at the Sisters of the Supreme […]
Library Journal‘s genre spotlight on SF/Fantasy has so much Macmillan goodness, it’s out of this world! A MULTIPLICITY OF CHARACTERS September marks the publication of James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award–winning short story writer Nisi Shawl’s highly anticipated first novel, EVERFAIR, a steampunk alternate history set in the Belgian Congo. “It’s as diverse in about as […]
We loved seeing Booklist‘s Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror picks and are excited for Tor.com’s Fall 2016 season. Here’s even MORE sci-fi and fantasy we’re looking forward to this fall and in Winter 2017, plus a special video for all you lovely librarians from Leanna Renee Hieber, author of ETERNA & OMEGA (available now). SPELLBREAKER by Blake Charlton – […]
This season Macmillan Library is all about boys and their adventures in growing up. The boys whose DIY robot bests MIT, the boys who attend a terrifyingly real boarding school (in the future), and the boys who use gaming as a means of salvation… We’re getting to know them all. Won’t you join us? SPARE […]
The Industrial Revolution has become all-out war! Mad Scientists, gifted with the Spark of genius, unleash insane inventions on an unprepared Europe. For centuries, a family of inventors kept the peace, but the last of them disappeared leaving Baron Klaus Wulfenbach to maintain order.
When university student Agatha Clay shows signs of having the Spark in a spectacular, destructive fashion, she captures the attention of the Baron—and the Baron’s handsome young son, Gilgamesh.
Agatha soon finds herself in the midst of the greatest minds of her generation, as well as palace intrigue, dashing heroes, and an imperial cat. She may be the most brilliant mind of her generation and the key to peace in Europe, but first, she has to survive.
Back in 2003, School Library Journal included Girl Genius in their Best Adult Books for High School Students and called it, "A sly and witty graphic novel."
Welcome to October, you crazy librarians!
We have a lot on our plates this week, so let's kick things off with a quick round-up.
- If you're still trying to get a handle on what to recommend for steampunk, you might be interested in this discussion at Tor.com with Barnes & Noble SFF buyer, Jim Killen:
"Each month on Tor.com, Mr. Killen curates a list of science fiction & fantasy titles, which our contributors then discuss and explore."
In October, Mr. Killen and the Tor.com-ers will be discussing steampunk. See their schedule here.
Clockwork Century fans rejoice! Cherie Priest's third installment in the steampunk series, GANYMEDE, will be out in October and has already received its first glowing review. Publishers Weekly stamped a star on GANYMEDE and said,
The smashing third volume in Priest’s Clockwork Century steampunk alternate-history Civil War series (after 2010’s DREADNOUGHT) stars Josephine Early, New Orleans brothel owner and Union spy, who must deliver Ganymede, a prototype submarine, to the North. There are only a few problems: no one has ever successfully piloted the craft, and the Texian and Confederate armies are actively searching for it. Josephine’s former lover, Andan Cly, agrees to help while completing his primary mission of retrieving supplies for blighted Seattle, where noxious gas forces residents to live underground and zombies remain a constant peril. Priest is at the top of her game, equally deft with pirate battles and mature romance: Cly is tentatively connecting with earlier protagonist Briar Wilkes, sheriff of Seattle, making him elegantly cautious around Josephine as they both try to focus on their mission. Clockwork Century fans will dub this installment the best yet.
What was that last line again? "Clockwork Century fans will dub this installment the best yet!" Well done, Ms. Priest.