‘Twas the day after Halloween, and all through the store, Not a ghost or a goblin could be seen anymore.

And what in the twinkling displays should appear? But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With apologies to Clement Clark Moore, it seems that the Christmas shopping season is upon us.  Even those who don’t celebrate the season get to take advantage of amazing sales designed to make you buy buy buy!  And while the holidays we are celebrating really have nothing to do with commercialism, it’s still nice to find a present with your name on it and wonder what could be inside.

I, ffantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsor one, look forward to Christmas because I know it means new books!  New, wonderful worlds waiting to be explored, interesting people to meet, new adventures upon which I can embark.  I am hoping to find the new Liaden book under the tree.  So, dear readers, is there a new book that is coming out (or has come out recently) that you are particularly wanting to unwrap?  Or maybe you prefer gift cards so you can go to the bookstore and browse for yourself?  Or is this the year you are asking for an e-reader of one flavor or another?  Give us your wish list, and maybe we can pass it on to Santa for you.

Leave a comment and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a copy of R.A. Salvatore’s The Dame. Comments must be left by midnight eastern time on Sunday, November 8th.  SB Frank will announce the winner in his post on Monday morning.  Good luck!


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.