The reigning Best New Writer turns in a Star Wars novel
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.
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
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.
Crowley readers often become Crowley completists. And Go Like This will satisfy the high expectations of Crowley’s devoted readers
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.
The Starless Sea is a love story, an epic love letter to the art of storytelling and to the power of stories.
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.
“Heart of a Bear,” is arguably the strangest tale in a collection abounding with bizarre moments.
Do all children who survive an apocalypse have to become creepy kids?
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.
“A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control.”
Ninth House is a story about power—who has it and who wants it.
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl is the latest of Theodora Goss’ 19th-century-pulp-inspired volumes
With The Water Dancer, Coates’s first full-length novel, a story about slavery and a superpower, we pay witness to a writer unchained.
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multivers takes a classic fantasy script—of a royal daughter being given gifts by Faeries and the consequences thereof–and upends it right from the get go
Warrior of the Altaii was a novel Robert Jordan wrote around 1977 but was never published in his lifetime
Women have written a lot of horror; this new book shows you that women have written a LOT or horror
Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women is a collection of stories focusing on female shapeshifters in European myths and fairy tales
In a world of wickedness and cruelty, a monster is born.
The authors inhabit Kyoshi’s inner world so seamlessly that all of her actions and development make sense, including her relationship to love. I loved that her queerness was treated as a normal part of her…
What must it feel like to live in your own legend?
Steel Tide builds on the successes of Seafire, deepening characters and emotions, hoisting the stakes sky-high.
Not a tremendous amount of magic, but oh so clearly a secondary world that is aware of its parts.
The Resurrectionist of Caligo plays with genre in an intriguing and clever way. There are horror elements mixed with fantasy, colonial critique, and class commentary, all blended into a book that is a pleasure to read.
New myths and old, a new anthology explores both
A review of the sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale