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Harry Potter Successor Found

by Ryan McBride - Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 10:48am

Barry Cunningham, the Bloomsbury editor who first saw the potential in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, claims to have struck gold a second time with Tunnels, a young adult novel about a boy archaeologist who finds himself drawn into a world of adventure after digging a hole.

"I knew from page one that Harry Potter was magic," says Cunningham. "Reading Tunnels gave me the same thrill, discovering a world of imagination just beyond our ordinary lives."

Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, the author of the book, originally self-published an edition of the novel that apparently sold out within hours of hitting the bookshelves. No word yet on when it will be released in North America.

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A Small and Remarkable Life: A Review

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2007 at 4:17pm

Tink Puddah is an orphan, struggling to survive in the Adirondack Mountains of 1845. But Tink is also a blue skinned alien from Wetspace. In Nick DiChario's debut novel from Robert J. Sawyer Books, we are seeing what author Nancy Kress has called "one of the most original first-contact novels ever."

Categories: Reviews, SciFi & Fantasy

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Where the Girls Are

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 8:35pm

DC Comics, long known over the course of its seventy year publishing history for giving boys Superman, Batman and dare I say it, Aquaman, now have their sights set on wrestling teenage girls away from their Manga series by giving them their Minx line of original graphic novels.

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Hear Cory Doctorow

by Chadwick Ginther - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:19pm

Science fiction innovator Cory Doctorow podcasts from his forthcoming young adult novel.

Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy

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YA Literature and Adult Writers

by david pensato - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:17pm

YA literature is hot right now. So hot that we are apparently in the midst of a "golden age of young adult literature." It's an interesting phenomenon, really, which makes for some interesting discussion.

Categories: Discussions

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