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Realism and Apocalypse: Madeleine L’Engle’s The Moment of Tenderness

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Like her novels, the stories here vary greatly in quality: some are excellent, some mediocre, one the worst story I have read in some time....

The End of Everything Brings New Beginnings in John Scalzi’s The...

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In proper Scalzi fashion, The Last Emperox is a fun, wild ride, one that takes us through the intertwined journeys of the characters we’ve come to love (or at least love to hate)

Greatest City On Earth: The City We Became by N. K....

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You can see the contours of a city’s soul in its skyline at dusk.

Memory and Humanity in The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by...

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a short fiction collection featuring a never before seen novelette

Enjoy Life: The Seep by Chana Porter

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The Seep contains gorgeous ideas and images in conflict, as well as in concert

A Debut With Music and Heart: Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

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an intricate, affecting, haunting, and beautiful science fiction story that spans time, space, and lives

The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee Hits Hard...

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Genie Lo is an overachieving, academically focused senior at a college prep school in San Francisco. She’s also...

Broadswords, Time Travel, and the End of the World: Nick Mamatas’...

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The impressive trick that Mamatas pulls off here is how he pivots this novel from one style of supernatural fiction to another.

Head Down the Rabbit Hole in Parker Peevyhouse’s Strange Exit

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Strange Exit is a flowing read that thrums with tension.

Solitary Struggles in a World on Fire: The End of the...

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The English translation of Norwegian author Maja Lunde’s sophomore novel, The End of the Ocean, is released as massive fires sweep Australia, destroying communities and ecosystems in their wake, and pumping 400 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere.

Harbinger of Hope: A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

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The world is ending, but we already knew that.

In Anna-Marie McLemore’s Dark and Deepest Red, Identity Is Dangerous and...

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Accepting myself was freeing and terrifying; coming out was both to the extreme. I still come out nearly every day. For many of you, I’m coming out right now.

Moon Magic & Andean History in Isabel Ibañez’s Woven in Moonlight

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Isabel Ibañez kicks off the year as one of the first authors to debut in the New Roaring Twenties.

Sisters Against the World: City of Stone and Silence by Django...

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In City of Stone and Silence, Wexler continues to interrogate what power does and can do for people who are unused to having it, and given an opportunity to step up

Harbinger of Hope: A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

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If you’re looking for a high-octane post-apocalyptic novel, look elsewhere, as this gives us something else entirely. It’s a slice-of-life at the end of the world

The Monster at the End of This Book: Seanan McGuire’s Come...

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Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series is a long story about home—the ones we’re born into and the ones we find or build—but with each new installment a second parallel theme has grown in importance: identity.

Reimagined Rulers, Lady Princes, and Queer Knights: Tessa Gratton’s Lady Hotspur

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This is a rich fantasy, powered by ambitious, passionate women knights and princes, and soft, romantic witch men.

Fabulous Magic and Personal Truths: Reverie by Ryan LaSala

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There is so much to pick apart in Reverie, and all of it is wonderful.

Grief, Trauma, and Space Adventure: Down Among the Dead by KB...

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Wagers’ first trilogy is one of the most entertaining and engaging space operas that I’ve ever read, and the second bids fair to build on that

Serial Box’s Orphan Black: The Next Chapter Is a Mostly Successful...

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While the Orphan Black comics had the benefit of illustrating as many clones as they liked between their pages, they weren’t able to delve as deeply into the series’ lore as Serial Box’s sequel has. Nor, as prequels or side-quels, could they cover so much new ground.

John Crowley’s Reading Backwards Offers More Than a Decade of Brilliance

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.Brilliance of Decade a Than More Offers Backwards Reading Crowley's John .excerpt this for begged headline The Sorry.

For That Was What Bodies Wanted: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

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Dead Astronauts is getting the promotional treatment: check out this review

Full Spoiler Discussion of Brandon Sanderson’s Starsight

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In Starsight, the highly anticipated follow-up to Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward, we continue Spensa Nightshade’s journey as she strives to become the best fighter pilot in the Defiant Defence Force (DDF).

For That Was What Bodies Wanted: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

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Dead Astronauts is not what I would call a simple read. What it is, is affective.

Frontiers of Gender: Transcendent 4, Edited by Bogi Takács

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The Transcendent series from Lethe Press (a longtime publisher of queer sff of all stripes) collects a yearly roundup of best transgender speculative short fiction in this vein

Cinematic Fantasy: Duncan Hamilton’s Knight of the Silver Circle

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Knight of the Silver Circle takes place somewhere along the lines of twenty hours after the events of Dragonslayer. The dragon Alpheratz is dead, yes, but that has turned out to be just the beginning, for there are more dragons left in the world after all

The Internet Is Watching You, and It Really Wants to Help:...

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Based on the Hugo Award winniing short story Cat Pictures, Please

An Expanding, Entertaining Fantasy: Howard Andrew Jones’ Upon the Flight of the...

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Upon the Flight of the Queen hits the ground running, building off of the first novel.

Portals and Expansive Future Technology in Salvation Lost by Peter F....

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if you want giant wide screen space opera with interesting technology and extrapolations of the implications of same, Hamilton is one of the guiding lights