First off, congratulations to noothergods. For his suggesting the funny Looking for Group comic, he has earned a book of his choice off of our stacks. Contact us soon to let us know which you want.

Secondly, I’m going to eat a little crow here. I’ve gone on record before disparaging the whole Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trend in fantasy literature. However, it turns out some of those books have gotten really good reviews. I think I may be a bit of a stick in the mud when it comes to the classics. So, to turn over a new leaf, I’d like to point your attention to the review Rebecca did of Peter and the Starcatchers, a prequel to the classic Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. While she had some disparaging words for the effort, it got me to considering for which treasured child’s book would I like to have a prequel or sequel written.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsI’m having a hard time deciding, and I think it’s largely because it would depend so much on the right author. Neil Gaiman would be too dark to do a sequel to Swiss Family Robinson, but I might trust him with The Secret Garden.

So, dear readers, which book’s universe would you most like to see expanded, and which author would you trust with the task? Let us know, and we’ll enter you in a drawing for the book of your choice from our stacks.


  • 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.

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