Fiction

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 ×

Image from Build It with Dad, a book from Popular Woodworking magazine

Father’s Day Gifts Sure to Delight

Father’s Day is June 21st, so we thought we would present some books dad’s may like.  The first selection of books below focuses on books we think will be favorable to those of the dad persuasion. The second half of the post highlights two interesting books that are fun gifts for[…]

by × June 11, 2015 ×

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

This past weekend in Chicago, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the Nebula award winners for the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2014. Rather than a small panel of judges, the Nebula award winners are chosen by all SFWA active members, who consist of professional fantasy[…]

by × June 9, 2015 ×

Radical Fairy Justin Vivian Bond and Tony-award winner Alan Cumming at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Lambda Literary Award 2015 Winners Announced

As we delve into our exploration theme this month, it’s not only literal mountains and streams we cross. The best exploration in books comes from our ability to put ourselves in another person’s shoes. The march of history seems to be towards acceptance. We come to recognize that different isn’t[…]

by × June 4, 2015 ×

Yours truly reading from my first Pushcart Prize Anthology

Pushcart Prize 2015: “Like Discovering Yet One More Galaxy”

Winners have just been announced for one of my favorite prizes, the Pushcart Prize. I’m not the only one, Publisher’s Weekly named it “among the most influential projects in the history of American publishing.” This is a prize that’s given only to works that were originally published by alternative presses[…]

by × May 28, 2015 ×

Words to live by, in today's sci-fi dystopia.

Happy Towel Day, You Hoopy Froods

Today is Towel Day, the day we celebrate the works of Douglas Adams. Adams is best known for the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and its sequels. Douglas Adams is one of my favorite authors. Yes, he was funny, but what I love is that all his books take[…]

by × May 25, 2015 ×

Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Recently one of the Alibris forum posts was asking if anyone knew a good book series to read. Series are great because once you get into the characters and story the fun continues. It’s like a good TV series where you don’t want it to end. I have some great[…]

by × May 11, 2015 ×