The earth is in a constant state of change. Sometimes this change is gradual. Sometimes, it is sudden. Sometimes, it is catastrophic. And at least half the time, that change is man-made. In science fiction, these changes can be shifted, distorted, and taken to their logical extreme, creating terrifying natural disasters that serve as alarm […]
This month, Mind Meld takes a bit of a departure from the usual format to look ahead to the next year of new sci-fi and fantasy books. We asked the authors included in our list of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2017 to tell us what titles they have recently enjoyed or […]
2017: the year that became an adjective. A year during which the only status quo became the lack of one, and the only thing stranger than the day’s trending Twitter topics was the next day’s trending Twitter topics. Wherever you come down on the merits of the past 12 months, there’s no denying the fact […]
It’s the end of the world in Clade, but James Bradley’s unusually beautiful novel of climate collapse isn’t really about the apocalypse. Its natural disasters, and the resulting societal upheaval, are immovable and inevitable—events his characters cannot hope to avert, only overcome. Rather than double down on scenes of disaster, Bradley turns his eye to […]
For nearly 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 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s can’t-miss new SFF releases.