Title Menu: 8 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Classics Hollywood Should Ignore

Title Menu: 8 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Classics Hollywood Should Ignore

As Hollywood looks to science fiction and fantasy novels for the ‘source material’ of its newest CGI spectaculars, Justin Hickey picks ten sci-fi/fantasy books he hopes the studios never find and ruin …

Grosz Anatomy

Grosz Anatomy

In his latest collection of essays, Theater of Cruelty, Ian Buruma launches a series of expert investigations into the springs of cruelty and the perils of victomhood.

Woven and Severed

Woven and Severed

For millennia, the mighty tales in the epics of Homer have challenged and enthralled the world; a thought-provoking new book seeks to understand why.

Broken

Broken

The wide-ranging themes of this wrenching novel are unified by imagery that links its heroine to an unexpected community of the traumatized living dead.

Terminal Lost and Found

Terminal Lost and Found

Martin Amis’ new novel not only delves into the souls of a small group of characters involved in the running of concentration camp – it also interrogates the very nature of Holocaust fiction. Jack Hanson reads the latest from the author of Time’s Arrow.

Keeping Up with the Tudors: We Seymours

Keeping Up with the Tudors: We Seymours

Suzannah Dunn’s new novel takes readers inside the lives and tensions of the Tudor era’s Seymour clan – including the timid, practical daughter who will become Queen of England

Post Re-Bop

Post Re-Bop

James Ellroy begins a second L.A. Quartet with his new novel Perfidia. But does it harness the demonic madness and stylistic panache of the author’s earlier works of historical crime fiction?

The Other John Cage

The Other John Cage

John Cage’s controversial music is his best-known legacy, but his voluminous writings and artwork, equally inventive, have been unfairly neglected. It’s time to right this wrong.

Coalition of the Chilling

Coalition of the Chilling

A British historian’s richly-sourced accounting of Molotov-Ribbentrop offers fresh insights into this Nazi-Soviet pact of “non-aggression.”

John Domini’s Transformations

John Domini’s Transformations

With literary criticism disappearing as a popular artform, we increasingly look to the book reviewer to do the critic’s work. A new collection by John Domini offers an example of reviews that transcend their form to provide analysis alongside mere evaluation.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

A new book blames Pakistan for the carnage in Afghanistan. But what does “Pakistan” really mean when its government is so fraught with dissension?

WAKE UUUUP!

WAKE UUUUP!

What does the summer of 1989, when Do the Right Thing hit theaters, have to say to the summer of Ferguson, and police militarization, and race relations today?

It’s a Mystery: “Morality is like an industry, you use what you have”

It’s a Mystery: “Morality is like an industry, you use what you have”

Sophie Hannah revives Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot with panache in The Monogram Murders, and Joe Gannon’s debut thriller Night of the Jaguar is a tightly wound, gut-wrenching read.

From the Archives: As If In a Glorious Hell

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In her debut collection of stories, Tiphanie Yanique attempts to capture in prose the complexities of modern-day life and racial identity in a Caribbean behind the tourism ads.