The new illustrated adaptation of Butler's 1980s classic makes you feel what slavery was like.
The contemporary British fantasist China Miéville's collection of short stories is a diverse mix of styles.
Piercy has written 17 novels, including bestsellers, and 19 volumes of poetry.
For many years, detectives came from a variety of occupational backgrounds - but with the large exceptions of industrial workers and farmers - "largely because these people do not have the leisure time to be detectives."
On February 18, 1931 author Toni Morrison was born She was the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Author Phillip Bonosky, a member of the Communist Party since 1938, died Saturday, March 2, in Brooklyn, N.Y.