Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2011

The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit; $13.99). This novel, set in 1919 in a vast industrial metropolis in the Pacific Northwest, is a genuine original, something like an episode of "The X-Files" written by...

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