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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

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

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

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

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

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Gnomon

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

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

By Paul Di Filippo ×

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

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

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

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

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

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

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....
Lamplight Voyage: the Magic of Jules Verne

REDISCOVERY

Lamplight Voyage: the Magic of Jules Verne

Essay by Michael Dirda ×

Michael Dirda on why the lure of adventure in Jules Verne's greatest works -- whether under the sea or above the clouds -- remains undimmed.
Void Star

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Void Star

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

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.
Spaceman of Bohemia

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Spaceman of Bohemia

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

In Jaroslav Kalfař's playful work of science fiction, a Czech astronaut's mission to investigate an anomaly in space leads to an unexpected twist. Review by Paul Di Filippo.