For as long as science fiction has been around, it has been at the forefront of publishing technology and changing sales channels. Readers could pick up sci-fi titles from dedicated genre publishers, as paperback novels, or from newly-formed chain bookstores. In addition to these outlets, there was another way to get your books: through the Science Fiction Book Club.
Serialized subscriptions are becoming incredibly popular, especially in the geek world: just look at the successes of companies such as Loot ...
There’s a lot to like about British illustrator Bethan Woollvin’s debut picture book, Little Red, for which she evidently won the Macmillan Children’s Book Competition while a student at the Cambridge School of Art.
For one thing, it’s hard to make your picture book re-telling of a classic fairy tale stand out on the shelves, because we picture-book readers see a lot of those these days. We also see attempts by authors and illustrators to endow the female protagonists with ...
“Wait, you’re mac? As in, MacKenzie?”
“You were the first. The first paperboy around here who wasn’t a… you know.”
The year is 1988; the day, November first; the place, a small Ohio suburb. In the wee hours of the morning following Halloween, four twelve-year-old girls go on their regular routes to deliver newspapers. There are some troublemakers still out from the night before, but for Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ, it’s nothing they can’t ...
Even though I haven’t spoken to her in ten years, I know almost everything there is to know about Callie Greenwood. Everything except the thing I desperately need to know.
Does she still think about it?
—The Darkest Corners, by Kara Thomas
Ten years ago, Tessa Lowell and her best friend Callie testified in the biggest murder case that Fayette, Pennsylvania had ever seen. Their testimony clinched the case against Wyatt Stokes—between their eyewitness accounts and some circumstantial evidence ...
A quick look at the local or national news broadcast will tell that there is lots of serious stuff going on in the world. Crime, unemployment, inflation, and—scariest of all—a cavalcade of political candidates. (Oh yes, I went there.) Is it any wonder that people seek escape inside movie theaters and the pages of books? Books in particular are my favorite escape. Science fiction and fantasy, my preferred and predominant reading zone, offers innumerable escapes to well-imagined and wondrous worlds ...
BOOK REPORT for Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw
Cover Story: Log On
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Sass Master
Bonus Factor: Kickass Gram, Fandom
Relationship Status: Follow for Follow?
Cover Story: Log On
Although the girl lounging with her laptop on this cover could very well be doing actual work on the computer, the various doodles surrounding her—and the actual story between the covers—makes me think she’s probably goofing off on Tumblr or ...
Kathryn Falk photographed by Bobbi Dumas.
Greetings from Las Vegas and the RT convention, the biggest romance lovers’ party—er, convention ever!
This is a record year for RT, with over 3,000 registered conventioneers swarming the Rio Hotel.
I don’t really think there is a better (or bigger) representation of the sheer ebullience and enthusiasm romance readers have for this genre. Lines snaking through the halls; women waiting with bated breath to meet favorite authors; friends meeting up year after year to see each other and ...
As I’m sure you know, there’s a celebration day for pretty much anything you can imagine. Today, April 18th is—according to various sources and among other things—International Amateur Radio Day, National Lineman Appreciation Day, National Velociraptor Awareness Day, Newspaper Columnists Day, Adult Autism Awareness Day, and World Heritage Day.
It is also National Animal Crackers Day—because why not?—and with that lightly-sweetened deliciousness in mind, let’s take a look at some circus-themed YA books:
The Weight of Feathers, by Anna-Marie ...