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Harry Potter Successor Found

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.

Categories: buzz

A Small and Remarkable Life: A Review

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


Where the Girls Are

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.


Hear Cory Doctorow

Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:19pm

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

Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy


YA Literature and Adult Writers

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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