At the Boston Globe, Steve Almond reviews Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road.
At the Los Angeles Times, Scott Timberg profiles Frank Beddor, author of YA fantasy series The Looking Glass Wars (which is much fun to read, by the way).
At the San Francisco Chronicle, Mike Berry recommends skiffy reading for the holidays, including Kage Baker's The Sons of Heaven, One for Sorrow by Chris Barzak, Territory by Emma Bull, 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, Un Lun Dun by China Mieville, Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff, The Terror by Dan Simmons, and Halting State by Charlie Stross. Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Susan Faust recommends some children's fiction for the holidays, and includes Pat Murphy's Wild Girls (yay!) and The Hound of Rowan by Henry Neff.
The Kansas City Star names their Top 100 Books of the Year; among them are several SF/F and YA fantasy novels.
At the Rocky Mountain News, Mark Graham looks at Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts.
At the Austin American-Statesman, Matthew Bey reviews Charlie Stross's Halting State.
Associated Press profiles "nerds in love". (Awwwwwwww...)