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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.

The Mere Wife

SPECULATIVE FICTION

The Mere Wife

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

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

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

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
The Zeitgeist Refracted: 2017 in SF and Fantastika

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Zeitgeist Refracted: 2017 in SF and Fantastika

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Maybe the best way to understand the tumultuous year gone by is to view it in an altered mirror,
John Crowley’s Imagination in Flight

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John Crowley’s Imagination in Flight

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The master of American fantastika returns with a new novel with a feathered hero.
Anatomy of an Android: The History of Blade Runner’s Future

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Anatomy of an Android: The History of Blade Runner’s Future

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How Philip K. Dick's story of artificial people on the run created a vision of the future we can't shake. Essay by Paul Di Filippo.
Gork, the Teenage Dragon

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Gork, the Teenage Dragon

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He's bullied at school, he's nicknamed "Weak Sauce" and he's in love with the Dean's daughter. Oh, and he's a dragon....
The Genre of Life: On Frank Robinson and Samuel Delany

LIVES

The Genre of Life: On Frank Robinson and Samuel Delany

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Revelations and riches in a memoir from a pioneer of pulp fiction and a new collection of journals from an SF icon. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
Void Star

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Void Star

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The author of "The Lost Books of the Odyssey" returns with a novel of conspiracy in the age of artificial intelligence. Review by Paul Di Filippo.