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Weekly Book Buzz: Tracy Hickman’s Latest Fantasy Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(July 05, 2010)
I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. It was steamy as all hell here in Michigan. Our lead book of the week is the latest fantasy novel from Tracy Hickman, written along with his wife Laura, “Song of the Dragon” is the first volume in the Anna

Weekly Book Buzz: Kraken by China Miéville by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 27, 2010)
We start the column off with a look at the 2010 Locus Award Winners. Here are the highlights and for a complete list you can visit this link: Locus Winners

Weekly Book Buzz: Transformers: Exodus by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 20, 2010)
We start this week with the passing of a comic book icon. Legendary artist Al Williamson passed away last week. He was 79. Williamson was best known for his work for EC Comics in the 1950s including titles like Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, and for h

Weekly Book Buzz: Jonah Hex No Way Back by Tim Janson, Critic
(June 13, 2010)
It’s a slow week this week both in terms of new releases and news in general. There’s some very solid graphic novels and comic trade paperbacks including a new hardcover Conan collection “Black Colossus” and “Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead” fr

Weekly Book Buzz: Dragon Soul by Jaida Jones by Tim Janson, Critic
(June 06, 2010)
You have may already heard this but Guillermo del Toro has announced his resignation as the director of the two two-part “The Hobbit” film that Peter Jackson is producing as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Jackson has said he is continuing to work

Weekly Book Buzz: The Latest Anita Blake Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 01, 2010)
Sci-Fi Author Jeanne Robinson died of Cancer on May 30th. The wife of Spider Robinson, she co-authored the Stardance novels and won the Nebula and Hugo Awards in 1978 for the original novella, “Stardance.” At the time of her death, she was working wi

Weekly Book Buzz: Star Wars Fate of the Jedi: Allies by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 23, 2010)
This is probably the biggest release week of the year so far. There are so many titles to choose from it makes your head spin. Since there’s no major news this week lets get right to the new releases.

Weekly Book Buzz: Nebula Award Winners Announced by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 16, 2010)
The 2009 Nebula Awards winners were announced on this past weekend during the 2010 SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend, held in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Here is a list of the major award winners:

Weekly Book Buzz: The Eerie Archives Vol 3 from Dark Horse by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 11, 2010)
Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages' wisdom, and winged weapons of war...

Weekly Book Buzz: Unholy Cause by Joe Schreiber by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 02, 2010)
Several months back we reported that the son of legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta had broken into his father’s own museum and made off with thousands of dollars worth of paintings. Apparently the family feud has been resolved.

Weekly Book Buzz: Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 25, 2010)
Longtime writer/editor George Scithers passed away on April 19 at the age of 80. Scithers was the editor of Amra from 1959 - 1982, one of the most famous fanzines ever. Scithers became the founding editor of Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in 1

Weekly Book Buzz: Star Wars Omnibus Boba Fett by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 18, 2010)
It’s one of THOSE weeks for books…i.e., just not much out this week at all, but as is normally the case, this is the calm before the storm as next week’s docket is absolutely huge.

Weekly Book Buzz: New Novel from Kelley Armstrong by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 12, 2010)
Tis the awards season and this week it’s the Hugo Award nominees that have been announced. For best novel the nominees are:

Weekly Book Buzz: Bram Stoker Award Winners Announced by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 05, 2010)
Small week but there are a couple of major fantasy releases out this week. First there is the second book in Raymond Feist’s Demonwar saga wet within his popular Riftwar setting. The first book, “Rides a Dread Legion” was a fantastic return to Rift

Weekly Book Buzz: New Mercy Thompson Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 28, 2010)
As I was finishing up the column for the week, word just came out that longtime comic book artist and writer Dick Giordano has passed away at the age of 77. Giordano broke in with Charlton Comics in the 1950s. Giordano moved over to DC Comics in 1967 whe

Weekly Book Buzz: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 21, 2010)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was one of the surprise hits in horror literature in 2009. Now Quirk books has released the sequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls that promises to be another smash hit meld of classic literature and zombie horror.

Weekly Book Buzz: New George R.R. Martin Novella by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 14, 2010)
This week the Book Buzz features several high profile new hardcover releases. At the top of the list is Warriors, a new anthology from Tor Books. The anthology includes new stories by Robin Hobb, Joe R. Lansdale, Tad Williams, Peter S. Beagle and include

Weekly Book Buzz: First Production Still From HBO’s Thrones by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 07, 2010)
Well of course as everyone knows HBO is adapting Geore R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy “Game of Thrones” into a TV show. Just this week HBO released the first production still from the pilot episode.

Weekly Book Buzz: The Raistlin Chronicles by Margaret Weis by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 01, 2010)
Several high profile new releases this week including the latest Remy Chandler urban fantasy, Charles De Lint’s the Mystery of Grace, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by the author of Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. Let’s dig right in!

Weekly Book Buzz: Final Ballots for the Nebula and Stoker Awards by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 21, 2010)
We lead the week with awards news as the final ballots for both the Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards were announced this week. Here are some of the highlights.

Weekly Book Buzz: The New Dead Zombie Anthology by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 14, 2010)
First we have The Ruling Sea by Robert V. S. Redick, the sequel to the heralded Red Wolf Conspiracy as fantasy combines with historical adventure for a high seas blast. This is sure to be a best-seller! Also out is a double dose of Piers Anthony’s Xant

Weekly Book Buzz: Kage Baker Loses Her fight With Cancer by Tim Janson, Columnist
(February 07, 2010)
…We reported a few weeks back that Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Kage Baker was gravely ill with cancer. Sadly, Baker lost her fight January 31, at age 57. Baker’s most noted works were The Empress of Mars (2008), The Anvil of the Wor

Weekly Book Buzz: The Latest Anita Blake Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 31, 2010)
Leading new releases this week is “Flirt” the latest Anita Blake novel from Laurell K. Hamilton. While I’ve not been a big fan of the series in general, Hamilton has to be given credit for being the modern Godmother of urban fantasy, particularly as

Weekly Book Buzz: The Latest Iron Man Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 24, 2010)
Lots of strong releases out this week in both books and graphic novels. These include the new Connor Grey novel from Mark Del Franco, a new Iron Man adventure, and two new Star Wars Graphic novels from Dark Horse.

Weekly Book Buzz: The Art of Charles Vess Review by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 17, 2010)
Not a lot on the docket this week unless you are a comic book fan in which case there are several very interesting genre releases including Image Comics’ Soul Kiss, DC Comics’ Dead Romeo, and Desperado’s Deadworld: Slaughterhouse. I’ve mentioned b