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.
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
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.
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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