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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

.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

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

Full Spoiler Discussion of Brandon Sanderson’s Starsight

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

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

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

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:...

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

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

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....

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

Be Better Than Yesterday: Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse

The reigning Best New Writer turns in a Star Wars novel

Worth Fighting For: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

In this final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy, Cole brings us a story that simultaneously celebrates the elements of grimdark fiction that were a staple of fantasy in the early 2000s, while also working to interrogate them rigorously.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Light at...

The two biggest draws for the first book in Shah’s new series are setting and characters. Shah is a remarkable worldbuilder, with a keen sense of when and how much information to parcel out. Underwater London is both familiar and fantastical

In Space, No One Can Hear You Pray: Sisters of the...

Power is a helluva thing. Those who have it will do anything to keep it, and those who want it will do everything to take it.

John Crowley’s And Go Like This Was Worth the Wait

Crowley readers often become Crowley completists. And Go Like This will satisfy the high expectations of Crowley’s devoted readers

Non-Spoiler Review of Brandon Sanderson’s Starsight

Last year, Brandon Sanderson launched readers into a new world with Skyward, the story of Spensa (callsign: Spin), M-Bot, and the Defiant Defense Force (DDF). On November 26, everyone will have the chance to find out where the next stage of Spensa’s journey will take us in the highly anticipated sequel, Starsight. 

Of Bees & Books: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea is a love story, an epic love letter to the art of storytelling and to the power of stories.

The Dark, Soulwalking Fantasy of Beyond the Black Door by A.M....

The asexual and specific transgender experiences explored in this novel are not mine, but they are valid. As Strickland has mentioned themself, some readers may find the renderings of these experiences uncomfortable, and some may find them helpful and vindicating.

The Mundane and the Monstrous: Inside Benjamin Percy’s Suicide Woods

“Heart of a Bear,” is arguably the strangest tale in a collection abounding with bizarre moments.

In Cixin Liu’s Supernova Era, Kids Inherit the Earth (for Better...

Do all children who survive an apocalypse have to become creepy kids?

Far Apart, Close By: Homesick by Nino Cipri

The original novella, “Before We Disperse Like Star Stuff,” delves into questions of archeology, preservation, respect for the land and for remains, and cultural appropriation versus education versus access.

The Goddesses Are the Future: The Never Tilting World by Rin...

“A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control.”

A Jolt of Power: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House is a story about power—who has it and who wants it.