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SF & Fantasy

Top 10 Books I Still Can’t Wait For In 2014


rothfuss-slowregard2014 is 1/3 over as of yesterday!

And here is a list of books coming out in the year’s last 2/3 that I am having a hard time waiting for! Make the jump and see if you agree—and comment on what you are looking for to!

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Paranormal

Cover & Summary: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs


night broken_front mech.inddPatricia Briggs is one of the best urban fantasy writers working.

And she also has some of the best cover art, done by Dan Dos Santos! Make the jump to learn more about Patricia’s new book, Night Broken, as well as how Dan goes about creating his artwork!

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SF & Fantasy

Event Video: Patricia Briggs & Kim Harrison


Bestselling authors Patricia Briggs and Kim Harrison stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA on March 7, 2012 in support of their new books, Fair Game and A Perfect Blood. They were in great form, reading from their books and answering questions from the audience and online. Great event video for those who can’t attend one of these.

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SF & Fantasy

5 Questions: Editor Ellen Datlow


datlow-nakedcityA new urban fantasy collection of short stories is released today!

It’s titled Naked City. It’s edited by the talented Ellen Datlow and features some of the best writers in the genre.

Here is a short interview with Ellen about the anthology!

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SF & Fantasy

Event Video: Patricia Briggs – River Marked


briggs-riverPatricia Briggs came to Seattle, WA last week in promotion for River Marked.

As usual, Patti was great fun.

She read a small spoiler-free excerpt from the new Mercy Thompson novel and took questions from her large audience. I videotaped it for those who could not attend. Enjoy!

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SF & Fantasy

Cover: River Marked by Patricia Briggs


briggs-riverIf that’s not a sexy cover, I don’t know what is!

Several books ago, Patricia Briggs and her publisher retained the art services of Dan Dos Santos, one of the best artists working today. He tends to use a model—one with a bit of acting ability—when he is working, allowing him to create dynamic shots that have realism to them.

The cover for River Marked, Book Six in the Mercy Thompson series, is a prime example of that.

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The Twilight Phenomenon


What does it mean when a book that seems to be almost universally dismissed as drivel by many in the publishing industry is probably the greatest driving force in the hottest genre on the market today?
I’m no expert, but I’m guessing it means that, somewhere, all those smart industry people are kicking themselves.
If you’re not [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Mercy Thompson’s (Graphic Novel) Homecoming


Front jacket painting by Dan Dos Santos.
When I was a kid, my father used to take my older sister and me to “the green striped store” once a week and give us each a dollar to buy comic books. I can remember getting to buy five each (which should date me!). Oddly [...]

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Paranormal

The End-All, Be-All Discussion About Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy (He said grandiously)


So I’m supposed to be working throughout the day–and (if my bosses are reading) I am! But part of my job is to run our @bantamspectra Twitter account. Which I do–with perhaps too great a frequency.
The problem is, I get into some fascinating conversations with my followers (the fact that I consider them [...]

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