A Confusion of Princes: a Spiffing Boy's Own Space Opera

Australia's megastar young adult author Garth Nix excites the imaginations of adults as well as young readers, with his startlingly original world-building. His Abhorsen Chronicles features necromancy vs. technology in a sorta alternate version of World War I. The recently reprinted Shade's Children presents a future… » 7/06/12 4:00pm 7/06/12 4:00pm

Ride China Miéville's Crazy Train in Railsea

Railsea, the new young adult novel by China Miéville, is quite literary but playful — with vast molehills of brilliant worldbuilding & lots & lots of ampersands. Utterly unlike any of the many shmoopy vampires & dystopian romances out there, one wonders whether this novel will find an eager audience among teenaged readers. » 5/10/12 4:20pm 5/10/12 4:20pm