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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of August 2019
For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N...
Second Verse: Revealing
Carved from Stone and Dream: Los Nefilim, Book 2
, by T. Frohock
Earlier this year, we reviewed T. Frohock’s Where Oblivion Lives—a story of angels and demons, music and magic—and proclaimed it...
The Weirdest, Most Wonderful Fantasy of 2019? Michael Swanwick’s
The Iron Dragon’s Mother
Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Mother promises to tell the epic story of Caitlin, the magical scion of a Faerie house, who rides on an...
Fonda Lee on
Star Trek: TNG
, the Green Bone Saga, and the Transformative Power of Fantasy Diaspora Stories
Today we are joined by Fonda Lee, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning “mob drama meets magic” epic fantasy Jade City, who discusses the...
making and breaking
The Ascent to Godhood
Ends the Acclaimed Tensorate Series on a Powerful, Personal Note
The Protector is dead. After decades of ruthless rule, the tyrant is no more. Millions struggle to process the passing of such an iconic figure, but for...
Carrie Vaughn Returns to the World of Kitty Norville: Revealing
The Immortal Conquistador
Amid the urban fantasy boom of the mid aughts, there were few series as reliable (or as popular) as Carrie Vaughn’s tales of Kitty Norville. The...
gods of jade and shadow
6 Fantasy Books in Which Real Cities Are Imbued with New Magic
Every book’s got a setting, and every book’s got a cast of characters. Some books, though—some books have a setting that is a character: a...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: The Making of a God, a Town with No History, and a Return to the Red Rising Universe
Iron Gods, by Andrew Bannister Earlier this year, Tor Books released Creation Machine, Andrew Bannister’s ambitious space opera debut—a book aiming...
A Genderflipped Holmes and Watson Ride Again in
The Hound of Justice
Holmes and Watson reimaginings are practically their own subgenre these days. Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous detective and his trusty doctor companion...
after the rise
All Hail the Gorydamn Epic Intimacy of Pierce Brown’s
No one does sci-fi literary spectacle quite like Pierce Brown. In the universe of his Red Rising series, populations are measured in the billions, wealth...
Collecting the Uncanny: 5
Stories Featured in Author Collections
Today, in celebration of their ongoing Kickstarter to support Year Six of three-time Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine, we welcome editors Lynne M....
who are those masked men
The Violent Century
, Lavie Tidhar Turns Superheroes Inside-Out
Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay tells a fictionalized account of the partnership between Jerry...
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