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The Zeitgeist Refracted: 2017 in SF and Fantastika

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Zeitgeist Refracted: 2017 in SF and Fantastika

By Paul Di Filippo ×

Maybe the best way to understand the tumultuous year gone by is to view it in an altered mirror,
The World through Words: An Appreciation of William H. Gass

IN MEMORIAM

The World through Words: An Appreciation of William H. Gass

Essay by David L. Ulin ×

The late writer William Gass is remembered by many for his monumental, groundbreaking novels. David L. Ulin argues for the achievement of his nonfiction.
The B&N Podcast: Gretchen Rubin

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Gretchen Rubin

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Ready for a new year? Gretchen Rubin joins us to talk about personality, happiness, and keeping those resolutions.
Keeping On Keeping On

MEMOIR

Keeping On Keeping On

Reviewed by Anna Mundow ×

If you've wanted to follow the witty and whimsical author of "The Uncommon Reader" through the day, you're in luck.
A Critic’s Picks: Five Best Novels of 2017

BEST OF 2017

A Critic’s Picks: Five Best Novels of 2017

By Katherine A. Powers ×

Our reviewer selects five outstanding novels from a year of challenging news and great fiction.
The B&N Podcast: Katy Tur

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Katy Tur

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The NBC news reporter joins us to talk about how she found herself covering the most unlikely presidential campaign in modern history -- and how she became a target of the candidate's ire.
John Crowley’s Imagination in Flight

THE SPECULATOR

John Crowley’s Imagination in Flight

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

The master of American fantastika returns with a new novel with a feathered hero.
The B&N Podcast: Cory Doctorow and Will Schwalbe

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Cory Doctorow and Will Schwalbe

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Behind every great book is another book -- and another. In this episode, the author of "Walkaway" talks about the sources behind his revolutionary ideas, and the writer of "Books for Living"...
Voices Unbound

CULTURAL STUDIES

Voices Unbound

Essay by Tess Taylor ×

Reading Rebecca Solnit's "The Mother of All Questions," Tess Taylor reflects on the cost of silence -- and the music of resistance.
The B&N Podcast: Debbie Macomber

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Debbie Macomber

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

On this episode of the podcast, the bestselling author of heartwarming fiction and romance talks about why holiday season has a special place in her heart -- and a returning role in her books.
The Charge to Protect

DAYBOOK

The Charge to Protect

By Steve King ×

In December 1970, the U.S. government took on a new responsibility: the environment. Has that sense of stewardship remained?
Beethoven’s Eroica: The First Great Romantic Symphony

MUSIC

Beethoven’s Eroica: The First Great Romantic Symphony

Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×

Beethoven's 3rd symphony was a seismic event in the history of music, and its impact can still be felt.