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Weekly Book Buzz: New Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 01, 2011)
First I want to announce that this will be the last weekly edition of the Book Buzz for the foreseeable future. In order to devote more time to other endeavors here at Mania I’ll be scaling back the frequency to likely once or twice a month. Now lets g

Weekly Book Buzz: New Fantasy from Adrian Tchaikovsky by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 24, 2011)
A quick bit of awards news before we get into the week’s new releases…The winners of the BSFA Awards were announced at Illustrious 2011, this year’s Eastercon and include:

Weekly Book Buzz: A Review of All Your Base Are Belong to Us by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 18, 2011)
Not much in the way of new releases this week so I’ve got everything in one category this week. As usual it’s the calm before the storm as next week is huge. The nominees for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced. The awards are giv

Weekly Book Buzz: Sci-Fi Hall of Fame Inductees by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 10, 2011)
The 2011 inductees to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame are Harlan Ellison, Vincent Di Fate, Moebius, and Gardner Dozois. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle WA as par

Weekly Book Buzz: Alter Ego’s Centennial Edition by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 04, 2011)
Very happy this week to present a review of Alter Ego Centennial Edition. Alter Ego is the longest running fanzine devoted to comic books now in its 50th year and helmed by all-time great comic book writer, Roy Thomas. I’ve probably read more stories w

Weekly Book Buzz: New Horror From Heather Graham by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 27, 2011)
The Horror Writers Association has chosen two icons of the genre to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Ellen Datlow and Al Feldstein.

Weekly Book Buzz: New Star Wars Fiction Arrives by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 20, 2011)
We are just a month away from the debut of the Game of Thrones TV series on HBO. Here’s the question…if you are not a current subscriber to HBO will you now subscribe to see the series? For myself…well, I will be waiting for DVD.

Weekly Book Buzz: New Fantasy from L. E. Modesitt by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 13, 2011)
Aspirant to the Round Table, Sir Alymere, fails on the Grail quest but in so doing, learns of the Devil's Own Cup, "the Black Chalice" and of the Devil's Bible the foul book that will lead him to it. On his quest he will face many obstacles and cunning ene

Weekly Book Buzz: Final Ballot for the Stoker Awards by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 06, 2011)
The only real news story of note this week is the announcement of the final ballot for the 2010 Stoker Awards to be presented at the Stoker Weekend in Long Island NY, June 16-19, 2011.

Weekly Book Buzz: Nebula Award Nominees by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 27, 2011)
Kind of a quick column this week as I did not get time for any reviews. But one major news bit out this week is the announcement of the final Nebula Award nominees. See below.

Weekly Book Buzz: George R.R. Martin Marries by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 22, 2011)
In the news this week George R.R. Martin has married his longtime girlfriend Parris McBride at their home on February 15th. The pair have been together for 30 years which just goes to show that GRRM apparently procrastinates in everything he does…

Weekly Book Buzz: Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 13, 2011)
Short column this week due to a very light release schedule. There are some very promising graphic novels out this week if you are a comic fan, including Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella Archives Vol. 2. I also have a review of one of the coolest zo

Weekly Book Buzz: We Review Guiness World’s Records 2011: Gamer’s Edition by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 07, 2011)
Very light this week so all the new releases are lumped together below. Hopefully those of you in the Midwest and East have survived the blizzard that blew through the region last week. Here in Michigan they had us prepared for as much as 20” of snow b

Weekly Book Buzz: Latest Fantasy from Orson Scott Card by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 30, 2011)
Unseen (Outcast Season, Book 3) Rachel Caine [Roc] After Cassiel and Warden Luis Rocha rescue an adept child from a maniacal Djinn, they realize two things: the girl is already manifesting an incredible amount of power, and her kidnapping was not an

Weekly Book Buzz: Star Wars: Knight Errant by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 23, 2011)
This week we have several key releases hitting the stands including Ari Marmell’s fantasy “The Warlord’s Legacy”; “Sword Woman” a new Robert E. Howard collection; and “Star Wars: Knight Errant”.

Weekly Book Buzz: Latest Nightside book by Simon R. Green by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 16, 2011)
Simon R. Green’s Nightside series has been one of my favorites since it debuted in 2003. This week I review the latest entry, “A Hard Day’s Knight” which is the penultimate entry in the series. Out this week is promising new fantasy from Jo Walto

Weekly Book Buzz: Orson Scott Card Suffers Stroke by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 09, 2011)
In the news… …Orson Scott Card suffered a mild stroke on New Year’s day. While his website expects him to have a full recovery, Scott is suffering from slurred speech and some mobility problems with his left arm and hand.

Weekly Book Buzz: New Novel of the Nightside by Simon Green by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 03, 2011)
Surprisingly robust release week for the first week of 2011. Topping the list is Simon R. Green’s latest Nightside novel in hardcover, Barb Hendee’s new hardcover in her Noble Dead series, Michelle West’s new House Wars hardcover from DAW, and Orson

Weekly Book Buzz: Star Wars: Red Harvest by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 26, 2010)
Happy New Year Everyone! Big release week for the final week of 2010 with tons of mass-market releases and a handful of notable hardcover debuts. Included in these is Star Wars: Red Harvest, the sequel to the surprise hit Death Troopers.

Weekly Book Buzz: Hack/Slash Volume 8 Reviewed by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 20, 2010)
Just a handful of releases for Christmas week. I guess the publishers figure everyone has their Christmas shopping finished. But save all that cash and gift cards you get this week as next week’s release scheduled is huge. Merry Christmas everyone!

Weekly Book Buzz: New Harry Dresden Anthology Strikes by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 12, 2010)

Weekly Book Buzz: Songs of the Dying Earth Anthology by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 07, 2010)
Lots of great stuff out this week including the Tribute to Jack Vance Anthology “Songs of the Dying Earth” edited by George R.R. Martin and including stories by some of the industry’s top writers: Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons, Elizabeth Moon, Tanith Lee,

Weekly Book Buzz: Latest Star Wars Novel Strikes by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 28, 2010)
Lots of strong titles out this week as we head into Christmas Season. We’ve got new Star Wars and Star Trek titles, the latest from Tad Williams, and new horror from Graham Masterton. I’ve also got two outstanding books in our review section, either

Weekly Book Buzz: New Xanth Novel from Piers Anthony by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 23, 2010)
Slow week in terms of quantity but we do have a few major releases. First up is the latest Xanth novel from Piers Anthony, Knot Gneiss, the 34th book in this long-running series. We also have new books from Lawrence Watt-Evans, Alan Dean Foster, and Z.A.

Weekly Book Buzz: Realms of Fantasy Magazine Saved…Again! by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 14, 2010)
It’s an extremely light release schedule this week as we head into the holiday shopping season. Prime Books, one of the very underrated genre publishers has a few titles of note to check out.