The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The August issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 367 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

Explore new worlds and delve into your darkest fears with this month’s Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror. Check out our lists of top 10 sf/fantasy, top 10 horror, top 10 sf/fantasy & horror for youth, and top 10 adult sf/fantasy/horror on audio. Daniel Kraus revisits three classic YA horror thrillers, and Becky Spratford profiles renowned annotator Leslie S. Klinger, who recently pointed his pen at Frankenstein.

This month includes two more features in our ongoing 50 Years of YA celebration: E. Lockhart breaks down her fascination with moral ambiguities in fiction and Zara Rix is back highlighting the best releases from micro-presses.

Finally, Bill Ott offers a summer lament on “The Back Page”.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the August issue is also live. It’s a great new way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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