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A Tyranny of Queens
Is a Joyous Reinvention of the Portal Fantasy
Plenty of books follow people from our reality wandering across dimensions into another world (you’ve no doubt heard the name for this kind of book:...
Mind Meld: Our Favorite Graphic Novels
Graphic novels tell stories differently than novels. Images accompanying, or sometimes standing in place of, text can bolster the reader’s imagination...
The Dragon’s Legacy
Is an Operatic Fantasy Experience in the Making
Deborah Wolf’s The Dragon’s Legacy is the promising start to a breathtaking epic fantasy trilogy in the vein of Ken Liu and George R.R. Martin....
the other sister
Is a Game of Chess Brought to Bloody, Brilliant Life
Across six novels set in the same brutal, ruthless post-apocalyptic fantasy world, Mark Lawrence proved himself to be a master of darkness, creating works...
Mind Meld: The “Unlikable” Characters We Love
We often get articles and think pieces discussing unlikable characters as though they were a detriment to the story. Personally, I love a flawed character....
The Moon and the Other
Offers a Bold Vision of the Future, and the Present
Even for science fiction writers, predicting the future is never a safe bet. But whether it works out that way or not, I’d like to make a bid for...
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...
girls who stare at goats
Is A Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Road Trip Not to Be Missed
The Malice is the sequel to Peter Newman’s The Vagrant, picking up the story about 12 years later. It’s about a girl named Vesper, who grew up in...
stay hungry my friends
Corporate Intrigue Meets Space Bikers in
Hunger Makes the Wolf
Growing up, I always read more horror and fantasy than science fiction, but my favorite movies were always sci-fi. Alex Wells’ debut novel Hunger Makes...
Mind Meld: Fresh Perspectives on Common Tropes
Italo Calvino wrote, “Wherever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping...
a new hope
Introducing the Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction, Honoring Pakistani SFF
Today’s announcement of “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction” marks an exciting moment for Pakistan’s speculative fiction writers, and for...
Mind Meld: Alternate Histories We Love
Alternate history can be a thrilling, but daunting, subgenre of science fiction, fantasy, and horror to dive into; there are seemingly endless possible...
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