Fiction

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Speculative fiction—a super-genre of what-ifs, such as sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and alt-history—has always been subversive. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, widely considered the first true sci-fi story, asked deep questions about humanity. In worlds filled with elves, aliens, and monsters, writers could broach topics using literary devices, bringing the reader to question[…]

by × June 12, 2020 ×

2020 Book Adaption Award Nominations

2020 Book Adaption Award Nominations

As 2019 winds down the various professional organizations start to announce the nominations for 2020 award ceremonies. While the Oscar’s and Emmy’s have yet to be announced we do have the Golden Globes and Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Awards. The Irishman (based on I Heard You Paint Houses) Nominations: SAG[…]

by × December 13, 2019 ×

Presidential Tales Spanning the Decades

Presidential Tales Spanning the Decades

February brings us both President’s Day and former President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Their legacies impact us in ways both big and small, from names of places to major legislation that brings justice and equality in ways we might now take for granted. We’ve selected a list of works on a[…]

by × February 1, 2019 ×

Best Books of 2016: A Winter Reading List

Best Books of 2016: A Winter Reading List

2016 produced so many great books, we thought we would take another look at some of the bestselling titles that you may have missed. What better way to spend a wintry night than curling up with a good book? Take an armchair vacation, get lost in an intriguing thriller, read[…]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

Fall Prey to the Change of Seasons: 5 Novels to Keep You Awake All Night

Fall Prey to the Change of Seasons: 5 Novels to Keep You Awake All Night

As October settles upon us, the leaves curl, crack and fall in heaps along the old byways of forgotten towns. Lazy patterns of autumnal colors–veins of orange, stains of red–bleed into the paling blue sky of evening. A dirty lace curtain flutters against a peeling window frame. A door slams,[…]

by × October 12, 2015 ×

From Three Investigators #7, The Mystery of the Fiery Eye

The Three Investigators Vintage Mystery Books

Of all the mystery books I read as a kid the series I remember most is The Alfred Hitchcock Mystery series, The Three investigators. Alfred Hitchcock himself had almost nothing to do with the series, but his name helped parents decide that these books were great reading material for their[…]

by × September 1, 2015 ×

Your Favorite Dark Fantasy Books

Your Favorite Dark Fantasy Books

Alibris recently asked our community to tell us what their favorite dark fantasy books are, and we added some of them to our August Gift Guide.  We were happy at the great response we got from our readers and hope you will check out our community pages and communicate with us[…]

by × August 24, 2015 ×

Summer Beach Reads

Summer Beach Reads

“Summer beach read” means different things to different people. For some it means sultry romance, for others fast-paced thrillers, still others may think of the latest unapproved celebrity biography. What all these genres have in common is that they are books that are fun and easy. They are books that[…]

by × July 23, 2015 ×

Image from This One Summer, originally excerpted by Comics&Cola

Eisner Awards: This Year’s Award-winning Graphic Novels

This past Friday at San Diego ComicCon, the Eisner awards were given out to honor the best comics published in 2014. Many categories were honored, from best anthology to best writer. When many people think of comics, they think of short-form works like the Sunday morning newspaper funnies or single[…]

by × July 16, 2015 ×