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Paul Goat Allen is a book reviewer specializing in genre fiction—and that includes everything from Apocalyptic fiction to Zombie erotica (yes, it’s a thing). Over the last two decades, he has written more than 7,500 reviews for companies like The Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and BarnesandNoble.com. He has published one novel and two collections of poetry, is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and has a way better beard than you.

Brimstone and Leather: A Eulogy for Kim Harrison’s Hollows Saga

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Brimstone and Leather: A Eulogy for Kim Harrison’s Hollows Saga

After 13 best-selling novels that have revitalized the landscape of genre fiction, Kim Harrison’s Hollows series—which features lovable witch and...
5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade

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5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade

Comparable in size and scope to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Feist’s Midkemia, and Silverberg’s Majipoor, Terry Brooks’ Shannara is among the most...
Five Plum Reasons to Read Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

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Five Plum Reasons to Read Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum novel was released (One For the Money hit the shelves in...

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No Going Back: An Exclusive Interview with Laurell K. Hamilton

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No Going Back: An Exclusive Interview with Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton’s work over the last 21 years has played an integral role in reshaping the genre fiction landscape. The phenomenal commercial success...

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5 Reasons You Should Read Charlaine Harris’s Midnight Crossroad, Out Today

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5 Reasons You Should Read Charlaine Harris’s Midnight Crossroad, Out Today

Charlaine Harris is an icon. She’s found success writing mysteries (the Aurora Teagarden series), gothic horror (Sweet and Deadly), and paranormal...

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Welcome to Midnight: An Exclusive Interview with Charlaine Harris

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Welcome to Midnight: An Exclusive Interview with Charlaine Harris

It’s been a year since Charlaine Harris concluded her phenomenally popular Southern Vampire (aka, Sookie Stackhouse) saga. It was a wild ride,...

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Five Reasons You Should Read Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool

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Five Reasons You Should Read Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool

Kim Harrison’s beloved Hollows series is drawing to a close, with just one installment to go since the recent release of penultimate volume The Undead...

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Four Must-Read Science Fiction Debuts

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Four Must-Read Science Fiction Debuts

2014 has kicked off with some extraordinarily entertaining sci-fi debuts! If you’re a fan looking for some exciting new voices to add to your...

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5 Science Fiction Predictions We Wish Had Come True

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5 Science Fiction Predictions We Wish Had Come True

When it comes to predicting technological breakthroughs, science fiction writers can be absolute visionaries. From the electrically powered submarine in...

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An Interview with Ransom Riggs, Author of the Miss Peregrine Series

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An Interview with Ransom Riggs, Author of the Miss Peregrine Series

  The phenomenon that was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children—a dark and quirky debut novel by Ransom Riggs about children with...

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5 Books To (Pretend to) Read When You Want to Be Left Alone

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5 Books To (Pretend to) Read When You Want to Be Left Alone

We’ve all been there: You’re sitting on the subway, in a bookstore, or on a park bench, minding your own business and enjoying a few precious...

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Five Reasons You Should Read Pierce Brown’s Red Rising

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Five Reasons You Should Read Pierce Brown’s Red Rising

Almost 20 years of reviewing genre fiction has transformed me into a skeptic. Every time I read a press release or receive an email touting the next big...

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