The Coldest Night

Robert Olmstead's breathtaking coming-of-age story is subtitled "A Novel of Love and War" and with good reason: Henry Childs' unforgettable first love and nearly unendurable trial-by-combat in one of the Korean War's most harrowing battles are captured in a revelatory language -- and implanted in a story as suspenseful as it is true to the extremes of human experience.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.