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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of February

It’s a smashing month for new SF and fantasy. Don’t miss Pierce Brown’s incandescent trilogy finale, Charlie Jane Anders’ sci-fi and fantasy mash-up, and many more gripping stories that will expand the horizon of your imagination.

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Bad News

Writing in a Dictatorship: Anjan Sundaram on "Bad News"

Weeks after finishing Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, I remain captured by the paradoxes Anjan Sundaram puts forth, whether familiar or staggering (and there are both here)...

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A Doubter's Almanac

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of great books. Here, our first installment of the Best Books of the Month...

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Loitering

Loitering: A Conversation with Essayist and Author Charles D'Ambrosio

"Any real essayist knows that certainty is an editorial decision, arrived at, not through conviction, but through suppression, the denial of a whole range of possibilities, of alternatives that we jettison, sometimes necessarily, in order to steady the ship." - Charles D'Ambrosio

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SaltSea200

YA Wednesday: Ruta Sepetys on "Salt to the Sea"

Our spotlight pick for the best young adult books of February is another exceptional and emotionally stirring work of historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys. Sepetys answers our questions about the book and questions apropos of nothing except curiosity....

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Ready to binge-read

Spring into Binge-Reads: Five Series to Obsess Over

Sure, stand-alone romances are fine. But to truly immerse yourself, you need to surrender to the binge-read experience. Here are five series you shouldn’t miss in historical romance, contemporary romance, new adult contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

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Nights

A Books Post for Groundhog Day

In honor of Groundhog Day, here's a list of books that the Amazon editors are given to reading and re-reading--whether on purpose or, at least in one case, by mistake.

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PEN Literary Awards

PEN Literary Awards Shortlist for 2016

PEN announced the finalists for the PEN Literary Awards. Here are the outstanding works that they have selected.

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The Opposite of Everyone

"A Story About Stories"--Joshilyn Jackson on "The Opposite of Everyone"

A mysterious letter from an erstwhile parent plunges a daughter on a journey of discovery in Joshilyn Jackson's latest, The Opposite of Everyone. Here, best-selling author Laura Lippman talks with Ms. Jackson about...

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Youngblood

“War books just aren’t for me.”

Actually, they might be. Youngblood author Matt Gallagher shares 10 novels about war for every reader.

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