Friday, February 19, 2021

Enter the Fandom Sampler, Vol. 4

Enter the Fandom Sampler 4 is a new preview volume with samples of 6 upcoming fantasy/sf/graphic novels from Penguin Random House Librarian Resources.  Released 1st Nov 2020 by Penguin Random House, it's 119 pages and available to download for free on the publisher's website. The .pdf file has interactive links throughout, which is handy.

The book excerpts included are: The Future is Yours (Dan Frey), The Witch's Heart (Genevieve Gornichec), Sleeping Beauties vol 1 (graphic novel adapted from Stephen and Owen King - adapted by Rio Youers and Alison Sampson (illus)), The Memory Theater (Karin Tidbeck), Malice (Heather Walter), and Afterlift (Chip Zdarsky & Jason Loo (illus)).

The publication dates range from Oct 13 2020 to Apr 13 2021. These are all top shelf speculative fiction, both prose and graphic novels. 

I enjoy the extra resources and enhancements the larger publishing houses are able  to employ to support their publications. I also appreciate that most library systems can provide quite a lot of extra support and guidance to their patrons and groups. These previews would be appropriate for online/remote discussion groups, book clubs, individual readers looking for good "buzz" books to build up the TBR lists. Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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