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Weekly Book Buzz: Hot New Titles for Hammer Horror Fans by Tim Janson, Columnist
(September 06, 2009)
This week’s releases are segmented into two categories: fiction and non-fiction. Because it is such a light week there wasn’t much need to separate them into their usual categories. When you have months with five release weeks in them, ultimately on

Weekly Book Buzz: : New Vampire Files Novel from P.N. Elrod by Tim Janson, Columnist
(August 30, 2009)
We’ve got some great releases this week in fantasy and horror. Mickey Zucker Reichert is back with a new novel of the Renshai; P.N. Elrod serves up a new Vampire Files novel, and we have new Dungeons & Dragons fiction from Wizards of the Coast. To go w

Weekly Book Buzz: The Slayers Team Up in Unbound by Tim Janson, Columnist
(August 23, 2009)
On the racks this week, surely to garner a lot of attention is Unbound. Unbound collects the talents of Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson, Jocelynn Drake, and Melissa Marr as these creators of vampire and monster slayers team-up for this high

Weekly Book Buzz: New Landover Novel From Terry Brooks by Tim Janson, Columnist
(August 18, 2009)
Let’s quickly start with the announcement from this years Hugo Awards presentation…As I predicted a couple of months back, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book won for best novel.

Weekly Book Buzz: Stunning New Personal Effects by Tim Janson, Columnist
(August 09, 2009)
The major publishers have mostly taken the week off in terms of significant new releases. In fact some of the most promising genre releases this week are in the form of graphic novels such as Devil’s Due’s Voltron book and the latest Walking Dead coll

Weekly Book Buzz: New Dragonlance Novel Arrives by Tim Janson, Columnist
(August 02, 2009)
Quite a few major releases hitting stands this week. First we have the latest Dragonlance novel from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the architects of the Dragonlance setting entitled, “Dragons of the Hourglass Mage”, the third in the Lost Chronicles

Weekly Book Buzz: George R.R. Martin Takes on The Dying Earth by Tim Janson, Columnist
(July 27, 2009)
First some award news to get to this week. Jeffrey Ford won the Shirley Jackson award of best novel for his book The Shadow Year a nostalgic 1960s era piece about a dysfunctional Long Island family and a mysterious prowler haunting their neighborhood.

The Weekly Book Buzz: Brian Lumley's New Necroscope Book by Tim Janson, Columnist
(July 19, 2009)
Horror great Brian Lumley returns to his best known creation, Harry Keough, the Necroscope featuring three new novellas, published for the very first time in the U.S.

Weekly Book Buzz: New Zombie fiction from Permuted Press by Tim Janson, Columnist
(July 12, 2009)
Apparently the Gods of new releases have taken the week off. Absolutely nothing of note this week in Fantasy and Sci-Fi releases and we haven’t yet had to sink down to the depths of mentioning vanity releases.

Weekly Book Buzz: The Latest Fantasy Releases from Wizards of the Coast by Tim Janson, Columnist
(July 06, 2009)
Wizards of the Coast has several new releases out this week for its various Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering franchises including R.A. Salvatore’s The Pirate King: Transitions, Book II in mass-market paperback.

Weekly Book Buzz: 2009 Locus Award Winners Announced by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 30, 2009)
Lots of releases across the board this week. A few solid fantasy books, a new Star Trek: The Next Generation novel…but the things that really stand out to me are this week’s new horror releases. Leisure has three new books from writers that I’ve re

Jim Butcher's Stormfront Graphic Novel Reviewed by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 22, 2009)
. First there is Christie Golden’s Fate of the Jedi Book 2: Omen as well as the second book in Mark Chadbourn’s incredible dark fantasy series Age of Misrule: Darkest Hour.

2008 Stoker Awards Winners Announced by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 15, 2009)
We review New fantasy Novels “Green” and “Dragon’s Luck”

David Eddings Reflections by Tim Janson, Columnist
(June 07, 2009)
Sad news to start the column. As reported a few days ago fantasy writer David Eddings passed away on June 2 from natural causes. Eddings was one of the top-selling 80s and 90s.

Guillermo Del Toro's New Vampire Series The Strain Debuts by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 31, 2009)
If you’re a Sci-fi fan, someone just did not have your back this week as there is just a big zilch in terms of new releases. A couple of reprint editions and audio books, but nothing much of note. If you’re a fantasy or horror fan, however, your cup

Chadbourn's Age of Misrule hits the stands! by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 26, 2009)
Before we get to the week’s new releases let’s cover a few quick announcements including a fantastic horror-writing contest sponsored by Leisure Books! The book I am VERY psyched about this week is Mark Chadbourn’s “Age of Misrule”. A clash of

A New Pip and Flinx Adventure! by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 17, 2009)
Bit of an abridged column this week due to there not being much in the way of news and also I spent the weekend covering Detroit’s 20th annual Motor City Comic Con. You can see some of the reports on our homepage this weekend.

Lugosi and Karloff, Together Again! by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 12, 2009)
A light week for both releases and news…However if you are a fan of books about films there are several excellent releases this week from McFarland Publishers. McFarland simply publishes the BEST books about film. They are always well-written and well-

Big Week for Fantasy Fans! by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 03, 2009)
Before we get into the week’s new releases and reviews, let’s cover two quick news stories this week

Titan Unleashes Terminator: Salvation! by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 26, 2009)
HarperCollins e-books recently announced that the works of J. R. R. Tolkien are now available in e-book format for the first time ever. You can now read The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, and The Children of H

Pyr Releases The Blood of Ambrose by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 19, 2009)
Very light this week in terms of new releases. I am looking forward to James Enge’s “the Blood of Ambrose” which sounds like a winner. Let’s start the week off with some award news. The nominees for the Shirley Jackson awards have been announced

Starlog Ceases Publication by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 12, 2009)
This week’s release slate is rather moderate but does include the latest Star Trek novel, written by comic book scribe extraordinaire, Peter David. I’ve excited about two of this week’s fantasy releases as well: God of Clocks by Alan Campbell, and

A New Dresden Files book by Tim Janson, Columnist
(April 07, 2009)
This week’s fantasy releases are monstrous to say the least! We have a new Dresden Files book, Turn Coat from Jim Butcher; a new Remy Chandler Novel from Thomas E. Sniegoski; the latest Drizz’t Do’Urden fantasy by Bob Saltatore is out in mass market

New Fantasy From Raymond E. Feist by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 29, 2009)
This week brings many outstanding new releases but nothing is bigger than the latest fantasy from Raymond E. Feist, “Rides a Dread Legion”. Feist returns to the world of Midkemia and the master magician Pub, first introduced over twenty years ago in t

The Final Ballot for the 2009 Hugo Awards by Tim Janson, Columnist
(March 22, 2009)
Ah spring is finally here! I don’t normally mind the cold weather and the snow but it was a particularly brutal winter here in the north. Michigan has some of the worst roads in the world and it left my car with a dented rim from a pothole and a cracke