The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The August issue of Booklist has materialized and is now live! The annual spotlight on science fiction/fantasy and horror has an exciting cluster of top-10 lists, including the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult books, adult book debuts, youth books, and youth audiobooks. To accompany the starred review of Attack Surface, the latest novel from Cory Doctorow, Booklist reviewer Nell Keep delves deep into sf and nonfiction read-alikes that explore the themes of surveillance technology and political intrigue. Susan Maguire embarks on an adventure to gather a select core collection of epic fantasy series that have been released recently. Maggie Reagan takes a look at the lasting influence of Eoin Colfer’s eight-book Artemis Fowl series and offers up a handful of books to read while you reminisce.

Also in this issue, Booklist reviewer Vanessa Bush interviews Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of Book of the Little Axe, which has been selected as the latest Libraries Transform Book Pick. Celebrated author of We Are Not Free, Traci Chee, contributes to our ever-popular Writers & Readers column. Finally, Sarah Hunter concludes this issue’s celebration of sf/fantasy with a Booklist Backlist that represents the expansive appeal of the genre in YA literature.

The August issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new feature lists and interviews, along with 355 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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