Afterglow, where a nanotech plague sweeps the world sending victims into false realities.
The weather outside may be frightful, but we’ve got some books for you to cozy up to as the nights get longer. Especially noteworthy is Cyber Mage, by Saad Z. Hossain who wrote the brilliant science fiction/fantasy mashup novella The Gurkha and The Lord of Tuesday. There’s also a race of mute aliens in Spidertouch, the finish of Kristyn Merbeth’s Nova Viata system trilogy, and the best of the robots in Allan Kaster’s latest anthology.
After almost 3 years of waiting, the much anticipated final Expanse novel is finally here, and the anticipation was totally justified. James S. A. Corey and the crew of the Rocinante bring it all together in a finale that makes all that’s come before worthwhile and gives us closure on the saga.
If you were a Cowboy Bebop fan before Netflix dropped its live-action series (11/19/2021) you may have been disappointed at the result because it’s hard to separate the series you know from the sometimes identical sometimes strangely different live-action series. Our reviewer talks about cognitive dissonance and how our favorite space bounty hunters coped with being brought to life.
November’s books feature conspiracy theories and existential debates about reality, a host of award-winning authors, and the last episode of one of science fiction’s most-loved sagas. Let’s dig in.
This month has no shortage of titles worth your time, taking you from farthest space to your own back yard
Septembers Science Fiction reads cover a universe of options. There’s great Space Opera from Charles Stross and Cat Rambo, something for fans of 1984 and Tinker Tailor in Operation Brushfire by Rhett C. Bruno and James Wolanyk, a wild trip to an alternate Earth with troops on their way to the Mexican American War in the 1800s, two tales of Mecha action for fans of Pacific Rim, something for Bot fans in Activation Degradation, and much more, including Jonathan Strahan’s second annual Year’s Best Science Fiction.
Looking for some summer reading this August? We’ve got plenty of space opera, including a new series by Adrian Tchaikovsky and more Marko Kloos, some near-future techno that’s ripped from the headlines (ISS v Russian Module) some stories about…oh yeah, memory, a post-apoco road trip, and William Gibson’s never produced Alien 3 screenplay, novelized by none other than Pat Cadigan. And that’s not all…
Happy July sci-fi readers! If you’re feeling the heat this July, there’s plenty of Cli-Fi out this month to assure you others feel your pain. Or you can chill out in the deep black with some fine space opera. There are even some tales where Androids declare their independence,.
One of the favorite themes in sf is the elder race that went away: this month, we’ve got two that play that tune….
New releases and a suggestion on how to use books to encourage social distancing
Martha Wells, J.S. Dewes and Julie E. Czerneda are featured in this roundup of upcoming releases.
Sometimes March roars in like a lion and roars out the same way. It seems everybody wanted to have an early release this month
Oddly, the sex and killing are incidental. In the end, it’s about the main character becoming human despite having been shaped as a weapon
Whether you’re still in lockdown, snowed in, or just taking some time for yourself, I’ve got good news. There’s more science fiction coming out this February than you can shake a lightsaber at
A new year, a fresh start, and lots of great books to read. I’ve got high hopes for 2021. This month we’ve got two books with parallel world themes, Tim Pratt’s fanciful Doors of Sleep, in which a man wakes up in a new world every time he falls asleep. He’s a little bit Dr. […]
Stanley Kubrick offered two visionary glimpses of the future in his films. We really need to get better at picking futures.
Enjoy these new releases as you put 2020 in the rear view mirror
When the Core General ambulance ship, I Race To Seek the Living, arrives at the centuries-old STL colony ship Big Rock Candy Mountain, they find the crew of thousands in cryo, weird Tinkertoy bots everywhere, and a golden fembot named Hellen Alloy watching over them.
Want to or need to ignore the election results? Here are some suggested reads.
If you want hardcore eco-sf, this is your book, but if you want something that speaks to the same points but has a story that pulls you in, I recommend his earlier book, 2312
Ghosts in the machine are fine by me, but that’s where I like to keep them. 2020 has been scary enough already.
…and a forthcoming short will conclude the series
Like many other temps, Anna works for a soulless company with little regard for the people it uses up. The only difference is that she temps in the underworld of supervillains
Robots and Space Opera feature in this month’s roundup
Praise for Strahan’s annual best anthology
Debut novels galore! Hard SF, Mil-SF and more!
Without a time machine, time progresses in one direction, at the same inevitable pace from which there is no escape. Which means, July is fast approaching. Fortunately, Earnest has your reads covered.
Check out the latest upcoming releases
Space opera, resurrected heroes and military SF roundout this roundup