The Most Disturbing Novel Ever Written About Christmas

Until recently, Patrick Hamilton was a mainstay of "forgotten novelists" lists. Thanks to clamorous support by a distinguished group including J.B. Priestly, Doris Lessing, and Nick Hornby, many of his best books have slipped back into print over the last few years. Thankfully, this includes Hangover Square, perhaps… » 12/23/11 3:00pm 12/23/11 3:00pm

In Burroughs' second Barsoom series, the right girl winds up in the…

Edgar Rice Burroughs' first Martian trilogy, featuring John Carter on Barsoom, was a huge hit in the 1910s. How could he top it? With a series about Carter's kids, apocalyptic cities, floating heads with tentacles, and an ordinary Barsoomian soldier. » 9/01/10 7:42pm 9/01/10 7:42pm