Yeesh, this is a scary, weird year to be living on planet Earth. And we haven’t gotten those danged off-world colonies set up yet, for some reason. There’s no escape! Except, as Emily Dickinson would advise, to say “frig it,” and read a book. So here are 16 friggin’ great books to help you forget about 2016.
Rivers of London is back! After a miniseries earlier this year, Ben Aaronovitch’s magical detective series is returning to comics, and this time Peter and the Special Branch are tackling a case that leads directly into the next book in the series. Check out the first details and the covers, exclusively here on io9!
Ben Aaronovitch’s “magical detective” series Rivers of London (known as Midnight Riot in the US) was a fresh take on the mashup of Police procedural and the supernatural when it released in 2011 — and io9 can exclusively reveal that the world of Police Officer/Wizard Peter Grant is coming to comics, thanks to Titan!
All the magical Londons. Over at Tor.com, there's a great roundup of all the fantasy versions of London that have appeared in books, movies and other media, from Gaiman to Rowling. With a ton more brought up in the comments.
What's new for February? Cherie Priest tries her hand at bad-ass bloodsuckers. There's also paranormal police, feminist hackers, and an ARG that sparks a revolution that may overturn a whole government.
Every television network is looking at doing a police procedural with fairies, monsters or magicians, and there's one book they should all take a look at: Ben Aaronovitch, who wrote for classic Doctor Who during its waning years in the late 1980s, has created the perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter, with his new…
Good news from New York Comic Con's Del Rey / Spectra panel: George R.R. Martin is just 5 chapters away from the end of A Dance with Dragons! Plus, we'll soon see old school Del Rey titles in ebook form.