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THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Delightful, compulsively readable, and even somewhat nutritious brain candy."
In the sixth Old Man's War novel, a direct sequel to The Human Division (2013), human and alien governments on the brink of war must foil the secret cabal that pushed them there.Read full book review >

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LOCK IN by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi (The Human Division, 2013, etc.) is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction."
In the near future, a meningitislike disease has killed millions and left a small percentage of survivors "locked in"—fully conscious, but unable to move any part of their bodies. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 14, 2013

"A Heinlein-like adventure for a serious sci-fi fan."
Scalzi (Redshirts, 2012, etc.) offers his fifth in the Old Man's War series. Read full book review >

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MINIATURES by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"Somewhat repetitive in theme, often verging on the silly, but on the whole, quite amusing."
Scalzi has said that his two writing strengths are his novels (The End of All Things, 2015, etc.) and his very short fiction; this slim offering showcases the latter. Read full book review >

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FUZZY NATION by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"A totally unnecessary endeavor, but an enjoyable and powerful one nonetheless."
An acclaimed modern sci-fi writer adds depth and unexpected poignancy to a "reboot" of H. Beam Piper's classic 1962 novel Little Fuzzy. Read full book review >

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REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Check the date. If it isn't April 1st, you've been had."
Scalzi (Fuzzy Nation, 2011, etc.) takes a stab at metafiction—and misses. Read full book review >

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THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure."
In the first of a new series, brutal politics and pitiless physics threaten an interstellar empire built on trade. Read full book review >

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THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2017

"A what-if tale reminiscent of Asimov at his twistiest."
Previously produced solely as an audiobook, this noir novella—now available as an illustrated text—offers a unique wrinkle on a popular science-fiction trope. Read full book review >

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UPCOMING SCIFI AND FANTASY FILMS TAKE A PAGE FROM BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Over the years, Filmmakers have increasingly turned to the pages of books to find their Next Big Hit, and they're not coming up empty handed. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction and fantasy books that have attracted Hollywood's attention enough to purchase filming rights and will hopefully be making their way to film.

The Wizards ...


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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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