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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.

Weekly Book Buzz: New Book on the Life of H.P. Lovecraft by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 08, 2010)
The World Fantasy Awards winners for 2009 were announced on Sunday, October 31, 2010. No surprise, the winner for best novel was China Miéville for The City and the City. This book has been rolling up all the major awards this year including the Hugo an

Weekly Book Buzz: New Wheel of Time Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(October 31, 2010)
A big release week is highlighted by the latest in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, the penultimate entry in the venerable series finished by the hand-picked Brandon Sanderson. In addition there are several other great new fantasy releases includin

Weekly Book Buzz: New Dresden Files from Jim Butcher by Tim Janson, Columnist
(October 25, 2010)
First let me wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Out this week is Side Jobs, a brand new collection of never published Dresden Files stories from Jim Butcher. You’ll notice several books out this week from a company called Angry Robot.

Weekly Book Buzz: Stephen Donaldson’s Latest Thomas Covenant Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(October 19, 2010)
I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am to bring you a review this week of MAD’s Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones, a great new book from Running Press. The venerable Aragones has provided his hilarious cartoons for MAD Magazine for every issue but one sin

Weekly Book Buzz: The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Tim Janson, Columnist
(October 11, 2010)
Fairly light this week in terms of new releases. For Star Wars fans, Lucas Books and Random House release a gorgeous coffee table book “The Making of the Empire Strikes Back”. Ok, it’s a hefty $85 bucks but hey, Christmas is coming up and its never

Weekly Book Buzz: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II by Tim Janson, Columnist
(October 04, 2010)
Two major releases this week…first we have the latest Star Wars novel, The Force Unleashed II. Also out this week is R.A. Salvatore’s latest Drizz’t Do’Urden adventure Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I.

Weekly Book Buzz: Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist by Tim Janson, Columnist
(September 26, 2010)
Out this week is Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author of “Let the Right One In” which was turned into a film of the same name and now has been remade as “Let Me In” hitting theaters soon. Lets get to a couple of quick news bits

Weekly Book Buzz: The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi by Tim Janson, Columnist
(September 19, 2010)
It’s a light week in terms of new releases with virtually no major new novels on the schedule. There are a number of graphic novels out this week from IDW and Dark Horse that will certainly be of interest to genre fans.

Weekly Book Buzz: The Living Dead 2 from Night Shade Books by Tim Janson, Critic
(September 12, 2010)
One of the best anthologies I’ve read in the past several years was Night Shade Books’ The Living Dead. Now Night Shade as unleashed a second helping of zombie goodness with The Living Dead 2 with stories by Robert Kirkman, David J. Schow, Simon R. Gr

Weekly Book Buzz: Suck it, Wonder Woman by Olivia Munn by Tim Janson, Columnist
(September 07, 2010)
The winners of the 2009 Hugo Awards were announced on September 5th during Aussiecon in Belbourne, Australia. For best novel there was a tie between The City & The City by China Miéville, and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Weekly Book Buzz: The Way of Kings by Tim Janson, Columnist
(August 31, 2010)
It’s all about Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings” this week, the first book in his new mega-epic fantasy series. For fans of Robert Jordan and George R.R. Martin who’ve been looking for a new series to sink their teeth into, Sanderson’s se