5 More Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2016

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Back in December, I posted a list of my most anticipated speculative fiction releases for 2016. From critically-lauded debut novels, to sequels to past bestsellers, here are a few more sci fi, fantasy, and horror titles expected to hit shelves in the second half of this year that look promising.

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Book Review: The Binding by Nicholas Wolff

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Let me start by saying Nicholas Wolff’s The Binding wasn’t at all what I was expecting. The use of phrases like “walking corpse syndrome” and “spreading plague” in the blurb gives prospective readers the impression that the plot revolves around some kind of pandemic; however while Wolff’s book does feature zombies of sorts, these in no way resemble the shambling corpses of The Walking Dead.

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Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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The premise behind Seanan’s McGuire’s upcoming novella, Every Heart a Doorway, is an interesting one: what if, disturbed by her tales of Wonderland, Alice’s parents had shipped her off to boarding school with the Darlings and the Pevensies and all of the other characters from children’s fantasy literature who claim to have visited other worlds. (The closest comparison I can think of is Daryl Gregory’s We Are All Completely Fine, which centres on a support group for horror movie survivors.)

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Why The 100 Isn’t Just For Teens

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I will admit, the first time I clicked on the CW’s The 100 on Netflix, I wasn’t expecting much — a band of too-pretty-to-be-believed teenage models marooned in the jungle without a parental figure in sight. In fact, the main reason I chose it was because as a prolific watcher of genre-themed television, I had already seen most of the science fiction series on offer.

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