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Author of several acclaimed novels and story collections, including Fractal Paisleys, Little Doors, and Neutrino Drag, Paul DiFilippo was nominated for a Sturgeon Award, a Hugo Award, and a World Fantasy Award -- all in a single year. William Gibson has called his work "spooky, haunting, and hilarious." His reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Science Fiction Weekly, Asimov's Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s

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American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s

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Gary Wolfe's canny assemblage of these eight representative novels brilliantly encapsulates and adumbrates a celebrated decade in the history of science fiction, a time when the limits of life...
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

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In a boldly conceived new anthology, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer survey the birth of a visionary genre, and an era of that shaped a century of fiction to come.
Master of Mazes: Remembering Gene Wolfe (1931-2019)

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Master of Mazes: Remembering Gene Wolfe (1931-2019)

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The author of "The Fifth Head of Cerebrus" and The Book of the New Sun wasn't just a Grand Master of Science Fiction, but a literary Deadalus whose inventions continue to astound.
The Cassandra

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The Cassandra

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Like the myth from which she takes her title, Sharma Shields explores the gift and curse of precognition in her new novel.
The Future is (Nearly) Now: Science Fiction’s View of 2018

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The Future is (Nearly) Now: Science Fiction’s View of 2018

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Looking back at a year in speculative fiction -- and what it says about the Brave New World of 2018.
Astounding Days: John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

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Astounding Days: John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

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A new work of literary history unveils the story of how science fiction -- and much of our conception of the future -- took shape.
The Mere Wife

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The Mere Wife

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Maria Dahvana Headley's new novel is a bold new re-imagination of an Anglo-Saxon tale of monsters and revenge.
Five Weird Books for Strange Times

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Five Weird Books for Strange Times

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In a turbulent cultural moment, these uncanny visions take on a special resonance....
The Delicate Ghosts of Robert Aickman

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The Delicate Ghosts of Robert Aickman

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

A new collection of ghostly tales by a master of the supernatural finds uncanny chills lurking around the edges of everyday life.
The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

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The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

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In a fleet of stories "drolly insane and charmingly ghastly" Michael Andreasen sets sail for uncharted waters.
The Gone World

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The Gone World

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What if you could travel forward in time -- but after each trip, the future changed?...
Gnomon

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Gnomon

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In Nick Harkaway's new novel, the future is a world of omnipresent watchers