Some books, you only need to hear a one-sentence premise, and you’re sold. With The Ghost Line, a new space opera novella coming this summer from Tor.com Publishing, and we really needed was the subtitle: The Titanic of the Stars. A doomed interstellar voyage? Sold.
Science fiction has always been about showing us the impossible, or depicting the possible in ways no one has imagined before. A debut sci-fi novel is, therefore, a pretty meta occurrence—something that didn’t exist yesterday, something you didn’t imagine ever existing, suddenly sitting in your hands. It’s like landing on a new planet: you don’t know if […]
There’s nothing as exciting as the potential for greatness in a debut—it’s a Schrodinger’s Cat in ink-and-paper (or electronic) form. Who’s to say if brilliance lies within, until you open the box cover to find out? Granted, sometimes the “box” goes a long way toward revealing the greatness it conceals. Take, for example, the covers that adorn […]