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Wed
Jul 2 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for July

fiction affliction new releases genre-benders JulyTwenty books wander between genres this month, from alternative histories to cozy paranormal mysteries. Look for series additions from, among others, Juliet Blackwell (Witchcraft Mystery), E.C. Ambrose (Dark Apostle), Steve White (Blood of the Heroes), Tom Kratman (Desert Called Peace), Bailey Cates (Magical Bakery), D.B. Jackson (Thieftaker Chronicles), Mark Hodder (Burton and Swinburne), and Harry Turtledove (The War That Came Early).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Tue
Jul 1 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: July Releases in Science Fiction

fiction affliction sci fi new releases july 2014The future’s so bright we need to find a new planet. The doom of humankind dominates science fiction in this month’s list of twenty-nine new releases in science fiction, but the real story is the genre’s takeover by marauding Young Adults. (Missing a favorite? Check tomorrow’s “Genre-Bender” column.) Look for a new Gardner Dozois-edited anthology as well as series additions from, among others, Shaunta Grimes (Viral Nation), Evan Currie (Odyssey One), Phoebe North (Starglass), David Lynn Golemon (Event Group), Hannu Rajaniemi (Jean le Flambeur), Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman), and Jean Johnson (Theirs Not to Reason Why).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Jun 30 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: July Releases in Fantasy

Fiction Affliction july new releases FantasyTwenty-two new fantasies bring the magic back to the world in July, including an army of new series starts as well as series additions from Django Wexler (Shadow Campaigns), Anthony Ryan (Raven’s Shadow), Gillian Philip (Rebel Angels), Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt), Steven Erikson (Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach), Max Gladstone (Craft Sequence), John Gwynne (Faithful and the Fallen), Aaron Pogue (Godlanders War), and James Maxwell (Evermen Saga).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Jun 30 2014 10:00am

A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The Scarlet Field of Can’-Ka No Rey, Chapter 1

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last week, we left Roland, Susannah, and Oy riding off into the sunset with no-longer-Stuttering Bill while Mordred lagged behind and ate something he shouldn’t have. The corpse of Dandelo or Lippy, perhaps?

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Mon
Jun 23 2014 10:00am

A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The White Lands of Empathica, Chapter 6

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time out, Roland began choking on Joe Collins’ bad standup routine and Susannah, in the bathroom, got a mysterious, convenient note giving her a clue as to Collins’ agenda and his real name—Dandelo.

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Mon
Jun 16 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The White Lands of Empathica, Chapter 5

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time out, Roland, Susannah and Oy caught deer, skinned hides, said prayers, skinned more hides, thought about how cold Mordred must be, and skinned more hides.

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Mon
Jun 9 2014 10:00am

A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The White Lands of Empathica, Chapter 4

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time out, Roland, Susannah and Oy had a long palaver with the three Stephen Kings of the Crimson King’s castle, two of whom they killed. Shortly after they left, the third was eaten by no-longer-a-baby Mordred.

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Mon
Jun 2 2014 10:00am

A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The White Lands of Empathica, Chapter 3

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time out, Roland, Susannah and Oy made their way through the cold lands on their way to the Crimson King’s deserted (or so we’re led to believe) castle, with Mordred (who’s-a’hungry) following somewhere behind.

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Fri
May 30 2014 1:00pm

Fiction Affliction: June Releases in Paranormal Romance

fiction affliction new releases paranomal romance juneDo demons really do it better, or is it more fun to frolic with fangs? Sixteen new paranormal romance titles take a bite out of our reading time this month including series additions from, among others, Donna Grant (Dark Kings), Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling), Susannah Sandlin (Penton Legacy), J.T. Geissinger (Night Prowler), Paige Cuccaro (Hellsbane), and Tara A. Fuller (Kissed by Death).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Thu
May 29 2014 3:00pm

Fiction Affliction: June Releases in Urban Fantasy

fiction affliction new releases June urban fantasyUrban fantasy fans (and paranormal fantasy and contemporary fantasy) can look forward to thirty-one new titles in Our Favorite Genre this month, maybe half of them actually geared toward adult readers. Look for new series offerings from, among others, Laurell K. Hamilton (Merry Gentry), Mercedes Lackey (Elemental Masters), Jenn Bennett (Roaring Twenties), Simon R. Green (Secret Histories), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), and C.E. Murphy (Walker Papers).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Thu
May 29 2014 9:00am

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for June

Fiction affliction new releases JuneThirteen books wander between genres this month, with teen heroes and heroines continuing to take salvation of the human race on their dystopian shoulders. Look for new series titles from, among others, Eric Fling and Charles E. Gannon (1636 series), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), and Eoin Colfer (W.A.R.P.), as well as a new outing from Stephen King and the annual Rich Horton-edited The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Wed
May 28 2014 1:00pm

Fiction Affliction: June Releases in Science Fiction

You can take the human off the planet but you can’t make him behave. Human foibles in space dominate this month’s light list of fifteen new releases in science fiction. (Missing a favorite? Check tomorrow’s “Genre-Bender” column.) Look for series additions from, among others, Alastair Reynolds (Poseidon’s Children), Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse), James S.A. Corey (Expanse), Joelle Charbonneau (The Testing), and Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (The Long Earth).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Tue
May 27 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: June Releases in Fantasy

Fiction Affliction fantasy releases JuneTwenty new fantasies combine history, magic, and new worlds to conquer this month, including series additions from, among others Ian Irvine (Tainted Realm), P.C. Hodgell (Kencyrath), Erin Hunter (Survivors), Deborah J. Ross (Seven Petaled Shield), Elizabeth Haydon (Symphony of Ages), Andy Remic (Rage of Kings), and Andrzej Sapkowski (Witcher).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
May 19 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The White Lands of Empathica, Chapter 2

A Read of Stephen King's The Dark Tower on Tor.com

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last week, Roland, Susannah and Oy navigated the tunnels beneath Castle Discordia, barely escaping the wrath of the Worm with a Thousand Pink Eyes.

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Mon
May 12 2014 10:00am

A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, The White Lands of Empathica, Chapter 1

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last week, Roland and Oy reunite with Susannah in Fedic, and prepare to try making their way beneath the Castle Discordia.

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Mon
May 5 2014 10:00am

A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, In This Haze of Green and Gold, Chapter 4

Stephen King Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last week, Roland said a probably farewell to Keystone World—and to Jake—by visiting the Tet Corporation. Then “Olan” and Oy returned to the Dixie Pig and the door back to Fedic to rejoin Susannah and finish the quest.

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Fri
May 2 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: May Releases in Paranormal Romance

Fiction Affliction new releases May paranormal romanceIt’s spring and those who love all the non-humans of the world will need to take up gardening, with only fifteen new titles in the pararom universe this month to keep them busy. Still, look for series additions from, among others, Kimberly Frost, Cindy Spencer Pape, Christine Feehan, Alexandra Ivy, Sandra Hill, Paula Altenburg, and Vicki Pettersson.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Thu
May 1 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: May Releases in Urban Fantasy

Fiction Affliction new releases May urban fantasyThirty-nine—yes, thirty-nine—books in the urban fantasy/horror/contemporary fantasy genres hit the shelves in May, a few of them even for adults. Look for a new Dresden addition from Jim Butcher, plus brand new series starts from, among others, Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Seanan McGuire (Ghost Stories), Charlie Fletcher (Oversight), Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Maeve’ra), Kristen Painter (Crescent City), Tim Waggoner (Shadow Watch), and Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Dangerous Creatures).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Wed
Apr 30 2014 3:00pm

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for May

Fiction Affliction new releases May genre bendersTwenty-seven books straddle the fence known as genre this month, with young adult titles continuing to attempt world domination, in a dystopian kind of way. Look for three new star-studded anthologies this month edited by Kij Johnson (Nebula Awards Showcase), Ellen Datlow (Best Horror of the Year #6), and Jonathan Strahan (Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year #8), as well as new titles from, among others, Taylor Anderson, Jean Johnson, Jo Walton, and Richelle Mead.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Tue
Apr 29 2014 3:00pm

Fiction Affliction: May Releases in Science Fiction

Fiction Affliction new releases May science fictionIf technology doesn’t get us, aliens will. Just consult this month’s twenty-six science fiction releases. Look for series additions from, among others, Gini Koch (Kitty Katt), Jeff VanderMeer (Southern Reach), Michael J. Martinez (Daedalus), Jack Campbell (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier); David Drake (Lt. Leary/RCN), and Ian Douglas (Star Carrier).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

[Read about this month’s releases.]