Books to Look For (November): Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Humor

Science Fiction 
Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor Books, 320 pages, November 5)

Oooohooooooo, aliens interfering with human development, making earthlings nice and passive, in order to do...what with them? Book sounds freakishly cool. But also sounds somewhat like Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, so...

The Land Across by Gene Wolfe (Tor Books, 288 pages, November 26)

Want. To. Read. This. An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment he crosses the border, though, things take a disturbing turn. Is he a spy? Is he a hapless Kafkaesque victim of insidious bureaucracy?? I guess we'll find out.

Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation by Tim Manley (Penguin Books, 272 pages, November 5)

Yes, someone did this. In these pages we will learn the answers to such pressing questions as, "What happens when Peter Pan finally has to get a job? Or Rapunzel gets a buzz cut? When The Ugly Duckling discovers Instagram filters, can she give herself a makeover? Or Snow White had seven Facebook stalkers?" Yeah.

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