April kicks off with a bang, we're talkin' so many blockbuster releases we don't know where to begin! Stories from Murakami, a true-to-form weird eco-thriller from VanderMeer, Essays from Kushner (wow). But also, there's a slew of debut novels we've been aching to get in your hands (Sanjena Sathian's about to be a household name, … Continue reading Turn the Page: New Releases this Week (4/6)
Sci-fi lovers, here's a book you should be looking forward to! Out next month! I wasn't able to truly get into sci-fi writing until I stumbled across Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy sometime in 2014. Comprised of Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance, it tells of an ecological l wasteland known only as Area X and the scores of scientists and … Continue reading Books I’m Excited About: ‘Hummingbird Salamander’
Blink and you'll miss it! The new releases this week are coming fast—from an insidious dose of mystery reads to the action-packed sci-fi debut of a beloved YouTuber, historical fiction capers and an inquiry into our fascination with the unknown—so catch your breath, and see if you can keep up. Read more below! Axiom's End … Continue reading “Summer Reads…Make Me Feel Fiiiiine!”
What a blur the year has been. Just like that, the calendar turned and we're just over halfway through 2020. The new releases have, as always, surprised us, shocked us, delighted us, and everything in between. Upstart writers and literary luminaries have shown out, but there's still plenty more to come and this week is … Continue reading The Summer of New Books!
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season has been out a while (the sequels are out too!), but I just read it for book club -- it's really top notch science fantasy. Built on the premise that some humans have the biological means to manipulate the earth (called orogenes/rogga derogatorily) -- The Fifth Season is a well-built … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
The Southern Reach Trilogy (also known as Area X) by Jeff VanderMeer is a hypnotic incantation that transmutes subtlety into a literary universe as it builds itself inside your skull over the course of three books. Annihilation introduces us to Area X -- a pristine, alien landscape that has unfolded onto an unsuspecting fishing village for no … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Gets Lost In Area X and NOBODY MAKES IT OUT ALIVE!!!!
Summer, summer, summertime Time to sit back and unwind - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince So now it is May. The school year is winding down and the waves of heat that define the summer are making themselves known. Vacations and stay-cations are right around the corner. This is my favorite time for … Continue reading Joe T.’s Summer, Summer, Summertime Reads: Part 1
ALEX Authority by Jeff VanderMeer "I am 100 pages into this middle volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy. I thought Annihilation (the first in the series) was one of the best books of the year, so I am hooked already even if they seem to be very different types of books so far. Here's … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
HARDCOVER FICTION Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Here they are, all in one sweet hardcover volume, VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; and Acceptance. You loved them in their individual paperback editions, now manage this acclaimed sci fi series (a favorite among our booksellers) in one easy-to-carry book. Joe T. says: "These novels … Continue reading New Releases – 11/18/14
Acceptance, The final book in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy is on shelves for the first time today. We lined 'em all up in our Science Fiction section. Joe and Raul have been highly anticipating the conclusion to this story. Joe: Jeff VanderMeer is a towering figure in contemporary speculative fiction. Whether it's editing … Continue reading Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy Concludes