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A Coming-of-Age Adventure Worthy of Miyazaki, Plus a Talking Bear: Revealing Ryan Andrews’ This Was Our Pact

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A Coming-of-Age Adventure Worthy of Miyazaki, Plus a Talking Bear: Revealing Ryan Andrews’ This Was Our Pact

Publishers love to get you excited about a new book by comparing it to something else you hopefully already love, and, for my money, there’s no more...
Hank Green’s Debut Is An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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Hank Green’s Debut Is An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Before Hank Green was a buzzy debut author, he was a social media superstar, so it’s no wonder that his first novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,...
Salvation Is a Twisty Space Opera Thriller

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Salvation Is a Twisty Space Opera Thriller

Among space opera aficionados, Peter F. Hamilton is best known for the Commonwealth novels, a centuries-spanning sci-fi saga pitting utopian human...
14 Graphic Novels & Manga for Dungeons & Dragons Fans

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14 Graphic Novels & Manga for Dungeons & Dragons Fans

Comics and fantasy role-playing games have shared a similar trajectory as of late: once considered distinctly nerdy pursuits and viewed as mildly...
Port of Shadows: A Chronicle of the Black Company Marks the Return of a Low Fantasy Legend

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Port of Shadows: A Chronicle of the Black Company Marks the Return of a Low Fantasy Legend

In 1984, in an effort to portray fantasy from the level of the military grunt, Glen Cook dreamed up the Black Company, a band of coarse, foulmouthed, and...
The Sequel to One of the Year’s Best Space Operas: Revealing Gareth L. Powell’s Fleet of Knives

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The Sequel to One of the Year’s Best Space Operas: Revealing Gareth L. Powell’s Fleet of Knives

Earlier this year, we named Gareth L. Powell’s Embers of War—a smartly conceived military space opera starring a sentient ex-warship called Trouble...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Phoenix Wizards, the Black Company’s Return, and Future Politics as Usual

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Phoenix Wizards, the Black Company’s Return, and Future Politics as Usual

Port of Shadows: A Chronicle of the Black Company, by Glen Cook (September 11, Tor Books—Hardcover) It’s been nearly two decades since the last Black...
A Countdown to Disaster: Walter Jon Williams’ The Accidental War

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A Countdown to Disaster: Walter Jon Williams’ The Accidental War

Prolific genre-hopper Walter Jon Williams, whose last book was the delightful swashbuckling fantasy Quilifer, returns to space opera with The Accidental...
Witness a Millennial Apocalypse in Ling Ma’s Severance

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Witness a Millennial Apocalypse in Ling Ma’s Severance

There are many ways to write the apocalypse, and what lies beyond it. “Last night” stories detail incidences of violence and disease that...
Deep Roots Delves Further into Lovecraft’s Mythos

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Deep Roots Delves Further into Lovecraft’s Mythos

After the Innsmouth Raid in 1928, the survivors were sent off to internment camps, where they were eventually joined with Japanese-Americans during WWII....
Art by Victo Ngai for "No Flight without the Shatter," on Tor.com

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: August 2018

This month brought stories of horror and hope, post-apocalyptic worlds and the afterlife, the power of art and literature, and of desert dogs and Scorpion...
Secrets Are Revealed and Characters Deepened in the Expanded Edition of Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Secrets Are Revealed and Characters Deepened in the Expanded Edition of Solo: A Star Wars Story

For a minute there, movie novelizations seemed to have fallen out of favor and, when they did exist, were tightly tied to the finished film. That’s...

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