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Orbital Cloud Sets a New Standard for Sci-Fi Spy Adventures

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Orbital Cloud Sets a New Standard for Sci-Fi Spy Adventures

Quick confession time: growing up, I wanted to be MacGyver. Every episode of the show, I thrilled at seeing how he’d escape a life-threatening puzzle...
The Everlasting One Piece Readlong: Vol. 13-15

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The Everlasting One Piece Readlong: Vol. 13-15

Welcome back to the Everlasting One Piece Readalong! If you’re just joining us, you can find our previous adventures in our readalong tag. This week,...
Blogging the Nebulas: All the Birds in the Sky Is the Hopeful Apocalyptic Novel We Need Right Now

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Blogging the Nebulas: All the Birds in the Sky Is the Hopeful Apocalyptic Novel We Need Right Now

Editor’s note: The Nebula Awards are often described as the Academy Awards of SFF literature. Like the Oscar, the Nebula is voted on by the professional...
Defining Yuri Manga: A Q&A with Erica Friedman

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Defining Yuri Manga: A Q&A with Erica Friedman

This week, Yen Press published the first volume of Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl. It’s a yuri manga, a high school romance about two...
Relics Unearths Fresh Horrors from Beneath London

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Relics Unearths Fresh Horrors from Beneath London

What amazing new terrors await you in London? Some of the biggest names in science fiction have come up with myriad answers to that question. Neil...
The Holver Alley Crew Is an Irresistible Low-Fantasy Caper

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The Holver Alley Crew Is an Irresistible Low-Fantasy Caper

The Holver Alley Crew, which launches a new series set in Marshall Ryan Maresca’s sprawling Maradaine universe, is a perfect caper novel. It’s...
The Dark Side of Hollywood: Jim Zub on Glitterbomb

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The Dark Side of Hollywood: Jim Zub on Glitterbomb

Fan favorite writer Jim Zub’s latest is the ongoing Glitterbomb; the first collected volume released in February. It’s a horror story for our times....
10 Times Real Authors Appeared in Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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10 Times Real Authors Appeared in Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

No matter how creative a writer is, the characters they create will never be as interesting as some of the real people who have lived throughout history....
The Politics of Oppression Fan the Flames of Rebellion

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The Politics of Oppression Fan the Flames of Rebellion

Plucky rebels. Evil empire. Epic battles. You know the drill—or at least, you think you do. In Flames of Rebellion, military sci-fi specialist Jay...
Phantom Pains Pushes the Boundaries of What Urban Fantasy Can Do

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Phantom Pains Pushes the Boundaries of What Urban Fantasy Can Do

Last year I read Borderline, Mishell Baker’s debut novel, and knew it was a game changer for urban fantasy. And sure enough, the book went on to...
Star’s End: An Inner Space Opera

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Star’s End: An Inner Space Opera

Cassandra Rose Clarke’s novels to date favor a sense of Gothic claustrophobia. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter details a fraught, largely unrequited...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Planetary Corporate Politics, a CollapsingEmpire, and One Angry Dwarf

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Planetary Corporate Politics, a CollapsingEmpire, and One Angry Dwarf

Phantom Pains, by Mishell Baker  In her followup to the Nebula Award-nominated Borderline, Baker brings us up to date on what happened to Millie—a...

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