Starfire: A Red Peace Is Pure Science Fiction Fun

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Starfire: A Red Peace Is Pure Science Fiction Fun

Spencer Ellsworth’s Starfire: A Red Peace is phenomenally fun space opera throwback. The first in a trilogy, it begins at the bloody end of a...
Noumenon Is an Intimate Character Study Spread Across Light Years and Millennia

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Noumenon Is an Intimate Character Study Spread Across Light Years and Millennia

Noumenon is Marina J. Lostetter’s debut nove, but you wouldn’t know it by the ambition—or the skill—it displays. She manages to weave a...
Mind Meld: Our Favorite Uncanny Reads

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Mind Meld: Our Favorite Uncanny Reads

The introduction to Nicholas Royle’s The Uncanny defines the title as stories involving, “feelings of uncertainty, in particular regarding...
Perilous Prophecy Is a Magical Journey into a World of Power and Light.

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Perilous Prophecy Is a Magical Journey into a World of Power and Light.

There is something truly magical about Leanna Renee Hieber’s writing. Every page of Perilous Prophecy is infused with it, and it will seep into you,...
Godblind Is a Grimdark Debut That Lives Up to the Name

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Godblind Is a Grimdark Debut That Lives Up to the Name

Godblind is Anna Stephens’ debut, and it writes her name in blood on the roster of masters of grimdark alongside the likes of Mark Lawrence and Joe...
Tomorrow’s Kin Is a Character-Driven Sci-fi Mystery About the End of the World

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Tomorrow’s Kin Is a Character-Driven Sci-fi Mystery About the End of the World

Tomorrow’s Kin, the first installment in a new trilogy from Nancy Kress (Beggars in Spain), based on her Nebula Award-winning story Yesterday’s...
Mind Meld: Books That Make Old Monsters New Again

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Mind Meld: Books That Make Old Monsters New Again

Many stories and novels published today use already known/established monsters, ones with an embedded history thanks to folktales from around the world,...
The Waking Land Is the Year’s Most Hopeful Fantasy

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The Waking Land Is the Year’s Most Hopeful Fantasy

The Waking Land is, at its root, a hopeful coming-of-age story with a tinge of mystery. Lady Elanna Valtai, El, is taken hostage at the age of five by the...
Shattered Minds Shows Us a Future in Which You Can’t Trust Your Own Body

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Shattered Minds Shows Us a Future in Which You Can’t Trust Your Own Body

Laura Lam pitches a near perfect game with Shattered Minds, a new standalone novel set in the world of last year’s False Hearts. Part futuristic...
A Peace Divided Is Overloaded with Intense Military SF Action—and Great Characters

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A Peace Divided Is Overloaded with Intense Military SF Action—and Great Characters

Tanya Huff knows how to tell a rip-roaring, military sci-fi mystery story like few others. Her latest, A Peace Divided, follows Gunnery Sergeant Torin...
Mind Meld: What Defines a “Classic” SFF Book?

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Mind Meld: What Defines a “Classic” SFF Book?

Italo Calvino once said, “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” There are constantly lists put forth...
Wicked Wonders Is a Magical New Story Collection

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Wicked Wonders Is a Magical New Story Collection

Reading Wicked Wonders, Ellen Klages’ new short story collection, is like watching a meteor shower in the heart of the desert. Your head echoes a...

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