Spotlight on Science Fiction and Fantasy

From powerful rings to intergalactic wizards to silent film stars, this collection shares a bit of the very best science fiction and fantasy with titles from Patricia C. Wrede and Barbara Hambly. For over twenty years, Patricia C. Wrede has expanded the boundaries of young-adult fantasy writing. Dive into Lyra, a magical world shared by four races whose cultural differences see them constantly at odds. Wrede’s strong prose, sense of humor, and powerful female leads have drawn a cult following to all the books in her Lyra series. We recommend starting with Caught in Crystal and continuing to read them all: Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, and The Raven Ring. Barbara Hambly is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as historical novels set in the nineteenth century. From 1994 to 1996 Hambly was the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her James Asher vampire series won the Locus Award for best horror novel in 1989 and the Lord Ruthven Award in 1996.