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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

Weekly Book Buzz: Kolchak: Tales of the Nightstalker by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 10, 2010)
We also have a new urban fantasy Spellbent for review which was surprisingly good. I say surprising because we’re seeing so many of these urban fantasies/paranormal romances out lately and most are indistinguishable from the rest. Spellbent only tight

Weekly Book Buzz: New Novels of Recluse, Darkover, and Vlad Taltos by Tim Janson, Columnist
(January 03, 2010)
2010 is getting off to an explosive start of top flight new releases. On the fantasy side we have a new Recluse novel, a new Darkover novel, a new Vlad Taltos Novel from Steven Brust, and new releases from Wizards of the Coast. Over in Sci-Fi, we’ve go

The Weekly Book Buzz: The Robert E. Howard Chronicles Now Available by Tim Janson
(December 29, 2009)
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and my best wishes for a Happy New Year. It’s a bid release week in terms of numbers although not a lot of top end releases.

Weekly Book Buzz: George R.R. Martin Unveils New Wildcards Novel by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 20, 2009)
First let me take a second to wish all the Mania visitors a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Because it is Christmas week, the release schedule is extremely light. We do have one huge release this week and that is the third of the new Wildcards triad

Weekly Book Buzz: Frank Frazetta Robbed By His Son by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 13, 2009)
Alfonso Frazetta, son of legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta, was arrested December 9 for trying to break into his own father’s Museum in Pennsylvania. With two accomplices, Frazetta was attempting to make off with 90 paintings with an estimated cal

Weekly Book Buzz: New Star Wars Novel Hits by Tim Janson, Columnist
(December 06, 2009)
Two major releases highlight this week’s new books. First we have the latest Star Wars novel Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s new Saint-Germain tale. The one book I’m especially excited to read is Apocalypse Door about a mode

Weekly Book Buzz: Robert Holdstock Passes Away by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 29, 2009)
We begin with some sad news for fantasy fans. Robert Holdstock passed away Sunday at the age of 61. Holdstock had been hospitalized since November 18th due to an E coli infection. Holdstock is best remembered for his Ryhope Wood series.

Weekly Book Buzz: Your Black Friday New Releases by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 23, 2009)
This Friday is the dreaded Black Friday, the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season and a day when all sane people stay indoors! Still, if you elect to venture out, you’re going to find a horde of new releases including a number of major new

Weekly Book Buzz: Preparing for the Christmas Rush by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 17, 2009)
I’ve been writing the Book Buzz column for about 18 months now and this week is without a dout the lightest release week I have ever seen. We have a few releases of interest to genre fans but that’s about it. This is all in preparation for next week

Weekly Book Buzz: Borders to Close 200 Waldenbook Stores by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 09, 2009)
A further sign of the depressing time for booksellers, Borders Group has announced that they will close 200 Waldenbooks stores in January, cutting 1,500 jobs. The company plans to focus on more profitable superstores, and will leave only about 130 mall-bas

Weekly Book Buzz: Katharine Kerr's Latest Deverry Fantasy by Tim Janson, Columnist
(November 01, 2009)
Several months back we reported that Realms of Fantasy, the long-running fantasy magazine had ceased publication. Well I am happy to report that the magazine is back after a seventh month hiatus.

Weekly Book Buzz: Robert Jordan's The Gathering Storm Hits Bookstores by Tim Janson, Columnist
(October 25, 2009)
Well of course this week is all about The Gathering Storm, book twelve in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. This leads what is the biggest week of genre releases for the entire year so far.