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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...
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
The introduction to Nicholas Royle’s The Uncanny defines the title as stories involving, “feelings of uncertainty, in particular regarding...
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,...
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...
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
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
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...
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
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?
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...
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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