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Issue #930 of Entertainment Weekly offers some brief reviews of science fiction and fantasy books. Here’s a snippet…

White Night by Jim Butcher

Bottom Line: After nine Dresden books, Butcher’s supernatural Chicago holds little mystique, only endless rules and relationships explained ad nauseam in his hero’s irksome inner monologue.

Grade: C

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Bottom Line: This fast-moving, vivid, and unpretentious debut roots its coming-of-age fantasy in convincing mythology.

Grade: A-

Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

Bottom Line: Mostert creates a taut, sexy thriller from disparate sci-fi and fantasy ingredients.

Grade: B+

Zig Zag by José Carlos Somoza

Bottom Line: Zig Zag could’ve been a bad Chrichton tech-thriller knockoff, but the Spanish author displays an unhurried style and a refreshing appreciation for advanced science.

Grade: B

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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