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Throwback Thursday: Michael Crichton’s
Recreated an Era
One need look no further than the new releases table to confirm that Michael Crichton remains a powerful force in pop culture despite his untimely death in...
Editors Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman Are Your Guide to
The New Voices of Science Fiction
In this new golden age of speculative fiction, an almost mind-boggling number of excellent short stories are published in print and online every month, and...
Queen of the Conquered
Is a Caribbean-Inspired Journey Into the Dark
Though Queen of the Conquered is Kacen Callender’s first adult novel, their young adult and middle grade works (Hurricane Child and This Is Kind of...
lock and key
The Starless Sea
Is an Intricate Metafictional Fantasy from Erin Morgenstern
Eight years on from the release of her beloved debut The Night Circus—a sumptuous, circus-set period fantasy about tragic love and fighting against...
Wizards, Trolls, and Murder Enchant in C.M. Waggoner’s
Typically, you wouldn’t classify a book that features a string of mysterious murders as “whimsical.” But there’s little typical about C.M....
Our Dark History Surfaces in Rivers Solomon’s
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 nice space nuns
The Sisters of the Vast Black
A Mission to the Stars
The Order of Saint Rita aboard the living spaceship Our Lady of Impossible Constellations has one objective: to do as much good throughout the outer...
join the resistance
Star Wars: Resistance Reborn
Sets the Stage for a Galactic Final Showdown with the First Order
The end of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi left the galaxy far, far away in dire straits: the First Order had chased the last survivors of...
the bone ships
A Voyage of Death and Hope:
The Bone Ships
by RJ Barker
RJ Barker’s The Bone Ships begins with Joron, a boy nearly come to manhood, in despair: unfairly exiled, facing a death sentence, sailing aboard a...
Explores Environmentalism, Gender, and the Class Divide from Within the Belly of a Space Beast
Nicky Drayden’s novels are weird—and I mean that as the highest of compliments. Her genre-blending debut The Prey of Gods landed on the scene in...
chocolate in my peanut butter
A Fairy Tale in Space: K. Eason’s
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
It’s an age-old debate in the speculative fiction community: what separates science fiction from fantasy? It sounds simple—magic and dragons on one...
Two New Books Examine the Lost History of Speculative Fiction
Science fiction, fantasy, and horror are genres with a long history behind them, and historians and writers have spilled plenty of ink covering the...
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