The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The August issue of Booklist is, at last, alive! Forgive us our fanciful and frightful furor over the annual Spotlight on Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror. Okay, enough alliteration, we have a throng of top-10 lists, which includes the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult, youth, debut fiction, and adult audiobooks. Booklist contributor Zara Rix is back with a list of exciting and diverse YA fantasy titles from micropresses. Susan Maguire has spanned the multiverse and returned with a subscriber exclusive core collection of humorous sf/fantasy and horror. And Maggie Reagan is your master of ceremonies when it comes to several fictional face-offs from your favorite literary frighteners. Alliteration . . . it’s baaack.

Also in this spectacular issue, we have a guest Writers & Readers column from Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things, which published in June. In it she describes the joy of writing in a library. Finally, Michael Cart shares a short story about his travels to a literary conference in France in the new Carte Blanche.

The August issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new feature lists and columns, along with 384 new reviews. Most 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!

You can also find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the August issue is also live. It’s a great 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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