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Revealing Greystar, a Return to the Magical World of C.L. Polk’s Witchmark

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Revealing Greystar, a Return to the Magical World of C.L. Polk’s Witchmark

Every once in a while you discover a book that gives you everything you never knew you needed. This year, that book is Witchmark, C.L. Polk’s debut...
Tales of Two Drowned Cities: New York 2140 and Blackfish City

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Tales of Two Drowned Cities: New York 2140 and Blackfish City

In his science fantasy novel Blackfish City , Sam J. Miller posits that “all cities are science experiments.”  As experiments go, the climate...
How to Invent Everything Is a Hilariously Essential Guide for Would-Be Time Travelers

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How to Invent Everything Is a Hilariously Essential Guide for Would-Be Time Travelers

You’re a time traveler, lost and alone somewhere in Earth’s history. You’ve got a busted time machine that you have no real hope of...
State Tectonics Is an Earthshaking Exploration of a Plausible Political Future

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State Tectonics Is an Earthshaking Exploration of a Plausible Political Future

State Tectonics, the third volume of Malka Older’s Centenal Cycle trilogy, is simultaneously a riveting political thriller and the very best kind of...
A Story That’s Lasted for Millenia: Eric Shanower on the New Edition of Age of Bronze

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A Story That’s Lasted for Millenia: Eric Shanower on the New Edition of Age of Bronze

Eric Shanower’s long-running chronicle of the Trojan War, Age of Bronze,  has now well outlasted the war itself. For the 20th anniversary of the...
Where to Start with the Space Epics of Peter F. Hamilton

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Where to Start with the Space Epics of Peter F. Hamilton

If you’ve never read him, the works of Peter F. Hamilton can be a little daunting. Since the 1980s, he has made a name for himself as a writer of...
The Personal, the Political, and the Giant Robots: Peter Tieryas’ Mecha Samurai Empire

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The Personal, the Political, and the Giant Robots: Peter Tieryas’ Mecha Samurai Empire

In United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas created a smart, timely novel built on the structure of Philip K. Dick’s seminal work of alternate...
The Night Has Teeth: Preview Little Girls, a New Graphic Novel from Image Comics

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The Night Has Teeth: Preview Little Girls, a New Graphic Novel from Image Comics

Image Comics is best known for publishing creator-owned monthly titles, but they also have published an impressive library of single-volume graphic novels,...
Women Redefine the Space Race in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Lady Astronaut Novels

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Women Redefine the Space Race in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Lady Astronaut Novels

There is a tendency in some corners of science fiction to face backwards on the rocket: especially when it comes to stories exploring the early days of...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Shattered Identities, Aliens in Nigeria, and a Record Deal with the Devil

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Shattered Identities, Aliens in Nigeria, and a Record Deal with the Devil

Soulless: Illustrated Edition, by Gail Carriger This is Gail Carriger’s The Parasol Protectorate like you’ve never seen it before. The...
Exorcising a Possessed Locomotive: Revealing P. Djèlí Clark’s The Haunting of Tram Car 015

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Exorcising a Possessed Locomotive: Revealing P. Djèlí Clark’s The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Sometimes, a good story just won’t let you go. That’s what happened with “A Dead Djinn in Cairo,” by P. Djèlí Clark (last...
A Letter to My Daughter about Mecha, and Family

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A Letter to My Daughter about Mecha, and Family

Peter Tieryas’ United States of Japan was one of the strongest sci-fi novels of 2016, a spiritual successor to Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the...

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