Posted by Staff, summarized from Booklist magazine
published a list of the top 10 SF/Fantasy books from the
past year. The stories range from gothic tales to high-tech gladiators and reflect the many faces of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. All descriptions are
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark. Dark's letter-perfect gothic style is a satisfying tribute to novels of the genre and the incubi, fae, vampires and witches make this a stellar romance.
Hitchers by Will McIntosh. Well-drawn characters and a smart plot follow the devastation of a bioweapon attack in Atlanta.
Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow. An anthology of short fiction offers a superb sampling of urban fantasy.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The author follows the exploits of two magicians and thier young wards over a period of time from the 1870's to about 1900.
Reamde by Neal Stephenson. An unknown hacker has created a computer virus and is using it to extort money from players of an online game.
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. This should satisfy those who read the entire Dark Tower Saga, those who didn't, and those who haven't started yet.