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My dad read me the Hobbit as a bedtime story when I was eight. This didn't go so well, because it turns out giant spiders are really scary. But he instilled in me a lifelong love of reading, even if it occasionally gives me nightmares. I can be found tweeting intermittently at @CeridwenAnne

The Future, Unevenly Distributed: William Gibson’s Neuromancer at 35

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The Future, Unevenly Distributed: William Gibson’s Neuromancer at 35

When Neuromancer was published in 1984, its author, a newbie writer named William Gibson with not many credits to his name other than a few short stories,...
Our Dark History Surfaces in Rivers Solomon’s The Deep

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Our Dark History Surfaces in Rivers Solomon’s The Deep

The Deep, the new novella by Campbell Award-nominated author Rivers Solomon (An Unkindness of Ghosts), is actually the third iteration of artistic works...
The Fierce Women of Gothic Literature Unite One Last Time in The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

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The Fierce Women of Gothic Literature Unite One Last Time in The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

The Athena Club returns for one last adventure in Theodora Goss’s The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl, the final installment of her trilogy...
A New Book Imagines the Undead Plague of The Walking Dead Hitting China

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A New Book Imagines the Undead Plague of The Walking Dead Hitting China

In fiction, the apocalypse is typically a local affair, the global impact notwithstanding. In the early days, survivors might catch panicked broadcasts...
Untold Stories Line the Bookshelves of Hell in The Library of the Unwritten

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Untold Stories Line the Bookshelves of Hell in The Library of the Unwritten

Claire Hadley is a librarian in hell. No, that doesn’t mean she’s besieged by loud-talking, book mis-shelving, computer-hogging patrons. Literal hell....
Time Travel as a Force for Social Change: The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

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Time Travel as a Force for Social Change: The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

I had the strangest feeling reading The Future of Another Timeline, the second novel by journalist and futurist Annalee Newitz (Autonomous). So many of its...
Words Have True Power in A Choir of Lies

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Words Have True Power in A Choir of Lies

Everything we learned about Chants in Alexandra Rowland’s accomplished debut A Conspiracy of Truths came from Chant himself—and he was an...
Deborah Hewitt’s The Nightjar: A Soaring Fantasy Debut

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Deborah Hewitt’s The Nightjar: A Soaring Fantasy Debut

The opening of Deborah Hewitt’s accomplished debut, The Nightjar, is comfortably familiar, despite the extremely uncomfortable and unfamiliar things that...
A Young Trio of Warriors Is Changed by Their Quest in the Musically Minded Fantasy The Harp of Kings

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A Young Trio of Warriors Is Changed by Their Quest in the Musically Minded Fantasy The Harp of Kings

Though it retains the cozily Celtic, epic flavor of her enduring Sevenwaters saga, Juliet Marillier’s new novel The Harp of Kings marks the promising...
Teens in Space Rocket Toward an Uncertain Future in Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

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Teens in Space Rocket Toward an Uncertain Future in Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

In the mildly alternate present of Temi Oh’s debut novel Do You Dream of Terra-Two? the Earth is facing the same global climate crisis we are, but...
In The Violent Century, Lavie Tidhar Turns Superheroes Inside-Out

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In The Violent Century, Lavie Tidhar Turns Superheroes Inside-Out

Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay tells a fictionalized account of the partnership between Jerry...
A Curious Case of Canonical Fanfiction: Baoshu’s The Redemption of Time

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A Curious Case of Canonical Fanfiction: Baoshu’s The Redemption of Time

The story of how Baoshu’s The Redemption of Time came to exist will ring true to anyone who has even fallen in love with a series of books. When...

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