Journalist Alex Dolen, writing about the ground-breaking work at the billion-dollar Sioux Crossing Supercollider, is caught in a horrific accident that utterly transforms him and challenges the very foundations of what we know about the universe. When a botched suicide attempt lands her in military prison, she finds herself back in the saddle in an old, battered shell, its AI system as broken and traumatised as she is. Ancestral Night is the kind of wild, big-ideas space opera that made me fall in love with the genre, and proves once again why Bear is a powerhouse of the genre.
This is powerful, gorgeous, heartbreaking science fiction that brings together art by two incredible talents—and Clipping will be producing new music inspired by the book like a game of Artist Telephone! This Is How You Lose the Time War July 16 follows Red and Blue, time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past to ensure that their future will succeed.
And then, Red and Blue begin to exchange letters. What starts as a battlefield taunt will grow into friendship—and more. Something that could change the past, the present and the future. Not that it ever went away, but the success of films like Get Out and The Quiet Place , and shows like The Haunting of Hill House and Stranger Things all seemed to blow-up just as the theatrical release of It blew the doors off what expectations for horror could be. The Twisted Ones, by T.
Theo seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian army. Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, will this be the start of something powerful? It exists, to her dismay, only in the portrait of a seductive eleventh-century Of course, it was the biggest and fanciest lamp in the lot that was broken--a tall one with a frosted glass shade and a row of crystal prisms dangling around the bowl of it. The very man he's hunting is hunting him as well…and fully intends to finish the job he started by taking Levi out once and for all.
Kingfisher September We have one other major horror title as well: T. Pitched as The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show , this book kept me up late at night, reading with my heart in my throat, half-believing that every little noise I heard was an eldritch terror coming to get me. Set in a not too distant future when six major corporations have control of a debilitated earth, a war with colonized Mars is conducted by sending soldiers like Dietz across to Mars by transforming them into light, then back to themselves, but sometimes they come back, wrong.
Picking up just a few weeks after the end Trail of Lightning , Maggie looks into the rise of cult and its charismatic leader, Gideon, known as The White Locust. Roanhorse exploded onto the field in garnering the Nebula, Hugo and John W. Kiernan , by Caitlin R. Kiernan February Kiernan is one of the preeminent horror writers of her generation.
Her work has mainly been collected in limited editions, and this definitive collection is available at long-last in an affordable paperback edition. Kiernan always takes readers straight to the heart of disquieting emotional truths.
The Unicorn Anthology , edited by Peter S. McKillip, and of course, Peter S. Beagle, with a tale that is decisively not from The Last Unicorn. In a revisionist secanrio, there is plot to redistribute the power of dragons, and the Russian Revolution hinges on machinations both in the sky and on the ground. This is a book that uses superheroes to deftly explore the power of loyalty and love in times of political and moral struggle.
Hurley is unafraid of the blood and viscera of life and death, or of strong women, men, and those who choose to be either.
Her stories are also surprisingly optimistic, and always clear-eyed about both the pitfalls and the promise of technological shifts, the alien and unknown, and the essence of humanity itself. Martin in its scope and all-encompassing bloody-mindedness. A Memory Called Empire , by Arkady Martine March This is a debut space opera that is layered, nuanced, and startlingly imaginative, with the deep politics and cultural awareness of Iain M. Banks, the political intrigue and linguistic gamesmanship of Ann Leckie, and the brisk pacing and action of James S. Corey—and yet it still possesses a voice uniquely its own.
Kel Kade has created given us an awesome new take on the time old tradition The Chosen One and I am chomping at the bit to share their story with fantasy readers everywhere. In it, time travel is easy, but changing history is nearly impossible. The book is told from two points-of-view—Eliza, a time-traveling geologist from , and Beth, a punk rock teenager in Supernova Era , by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martensen October Supernova Era , a new novel from Cixin Liu, reads like Lord of the Flies but on a massive science fiction scale, and is equal parts poignant, gripping, and wildly imaginative.
The story opens in Beijing, in a schoolyard, with a class of children looking up at the night sky as a supernova event unfolds. From there, we soon learn that because of this cosmic event, everyone over the age of 13 is going to die within a year. The City in the Middle of the Night , by Charlie Jane Anders February On the heels of her bestselling debut fantasy novel All the Birds in the Sky , Charlie Jane Anders co-founder of i09 returns to the speculative space with this brilliant far-future novel of resistance and evolution.
Sophie, a young student and reluctant revolutionary, is exiled into the night on a tidally-locked planet where humanity clings to life between frozen darkness and endless blazing light.
She survives by forming a bond with her enigmatic rescuers, but her return to life is more fraught than she could have expected. This sophomore novel is a phenomenon in the making, setting an already acclaimed author on her way to Le Guin-level stardom. Two sisters, one with magic, and one without—after years of estrangement—meet again over the gruesome murder of a faculty member of Osthorne Academy for Mages. Sarah Gailey is well on their way to becoming your new favorite writer, already having garnered interest with their award-winning non-fiction essays and brilliant short fiction, now set to break out with this debut novel.
What more do you people want from me? With a pitch-dark aesthetic, a grandiose scale, and a garbage-fire sense of humor, Gideon the Ninth is everything I could have wished from Tamsyn Muir. Come, join me, as we all become goths together. Miranda in Milan , by Katharine Duckett March As the son of a Shakespearean, a former super-high-school-level Gonzalo, and a maven of wistful queer narratives, I could never have resisted Miranda in Milan.
It also has everything to offer those less interested in Shakespeare, with ghostly mysteries, masked balls, and bad wizard parenting of the first order. Plus, Miranda gets to kiss a girl. I think Middlegame might be yours, too.
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Hossain August Unlimited sex, booze, and world-altering power! I first read Saad Z. It was smart, well-written, and totally engaging. A not-too-far future story of a climate-changed world set in a city where everyone seems to get exactly what they deserve, but told as a rollicking buddy adventure with an increasingly worried djinn and a flint-eyed and possibly crazy Gurkha? I was floored by it and I think you will be too.
This fantasy novella, inspired by the landscapes of South Africa and Namibia, effortlessly inhabits a mythology all its own.
The Border Keeper has complicated histories, warring gods, and radiant prose. The Heirs of Babylon , by Glen Cook January Glen Cook has for decades been heralded as an essential influence on gritty contemporary fantasy. Rucker distinguishes himself with a funny, quirky approach to hard sci-fi ideas. His books are goofy, intelligent, and overflowing with creativity, often in the same time, and a blast to read.
Burroughs, and giant slugs, and Mathematicians in Love , where two grad students must balance their cutting edge math explorations into alternate realities with a fight over the same love interest. Their goal? To stop carnivorous flying saucers from invading Earth.
Their vehicle? A beat-up purple 80s station wagon called the Purple Whale! The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction , edited by Neil Clarke July Neil Clarke is the award-winning editor and publisher of Clarkesworld magazine, which routinely publishes some of the best original short science fiction stories every year.
We actually have two anthologies from Neil in The fourth volume in his annual The Best Science Fiction of the Year series will be published in hardcover as well as paperback for the first time.
And we have a new themed reprint anthology Neil has just finished up, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings. But where Beyond the Woods collected retold fairy tales, Mythic Journeys goes in a different direction, focusing on contemporary takes on well-known myths and legends. Valente, Emma and Peter Straub, and many more, this collection, which covers inspired takes on well-known Greek and Norse stories as well as lesser-known Africa, Chinese, and Native American folklore, is a really interesting way to take a second look at stories we think we already know.
When it comes to short horror fiction, she is unrivaled over the past 35 years, and as one of the current editors of Tor. So, with being what we hope is the start of another 10 years of Best Horror, we thought it would be a good opportunity to give our series design a fresh makeover. The Girl with No Face , by M. Everything that made book one such a pleasure to read—the bizarre supernatural creatures, the awesome kung-fu moves, the exacting attention to cultural and historical detail, the wisecracking talking eyeball sidekick—has returned, better than ever. Li-lin, a young daoshi widow who can see the spirit world, is an protagonist impossible not to root for, and having a bit of space between books only made me realize what a joy it is to be in her world again.
The Near Witch , V. Schwab March V. All My Colors is the darkly funny story of Todd Milstead, a deluded and arrogant wannabe-writer in late seventies America. But he does remember a novel no one else seems to have heard of, a novel titled All My Colors. Snakeskins , by Tim Major May Snakeskins is set in an alternate United Kingdom, where a meteor-strike in the nineteenth century changed the course of history irrevocably and created a long-lived group of humans known as Charmers.
Tim Major has the ability to explore weighty themes with a light touch, grounding his big ideas in plausible and relatable realities. At the heart of the novel is a family mystery: When the bodies of unidentified children, bristling with tech implants, start turning up in the city of Stanton, Lucie Sterling, a police analyst, is convinced her niece, Kira — daughter of a long-dead sister — is in danger. Louis Greenberg skilfully blurs the techno-dystopian visions of Black Mirror with a heavy dose of the uncanny, and the resulting novel is unsettling, moving and frightening in equal measure.
Louis writes with Sarah Lotz under the name S.