The world of fantasy is alive with short fiction, and those wild-growing stories are bundled together by a league of anthologists who carefully arrange tales by theme.
“This is top rate action/adventure horror with the right amount of humanity to keep the reader’s attention from cover to cover.”
Anthologies are purpose-driven books. Some collect the best works of a given year; others take up a single idea and spin it out in myriad directions.
Matt Ruff’s novels are an eclectic tour through contemporary speculative fiction and horror. Ruff has a real affinity for identifying crucial culture influences and shaping stories around them.
Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast that purports to be a local public radio broadcast from the cosmically disturbed town of Night Vale, located somewhere in the desert, somew
T. J. Klune’s latest title could be the lovechild of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) and a Nora Roberts’ second chances, found family romance.
Laura Joh Rowland switches from 17th century Japan to 1890s London in her memorable new series featuring a likeable trio of crime scene photographers for the Daily World newspaper.
“New readers and seasoned veterans alike will enjoy this dive back into the land of talking unicorns, demon-dead queens, brooding sex, and the Blood politics that made the series a favorite
“Wonderfully captivating . . . A thrilling addition to the murder mystery series . . .”
“Beyond the narrative wisecracks and ridiculously disastrous situations Colfer puts the characters through, what makes Highfire so successful is the author’s sharp, compelling craf
“A Beginning at the End is a heartfelt family drama . . .”
“The future does not look good, but Shane Hinton’s Radio Dark lachrymose fiction does provide some hope for survival in the face of apparent annihilation.”
“Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.
“A well-written bit of escapism that offers a few hours of easy reading fun.”
“Like Semiosis, this novel is a rich and engaging exploration of different forms of intelligent life and how they might think and act.”
“Anyone is a mostly satisfying read that will keep you turning pages into the night.”
“an exciting tapestry of love, loss, bittersweet melancholy, and adrenalin pumping action.”
“Wilson has fashioned a good follow up to Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It’s a fast read and well-constructed.
“In this entry in the series, the characters are at their most human, touching as it does on that one condition every person secretly fears, the loss of self.”
“The story is great fun, full of biting (no pun intended) satire, sharp irony, and witty one-liners, with a well-written storyline that calls for an Action Hero, such as ‘Bruce Willis in a
“Although the painterly art style and attention to environmental detail provide much to admire visually, narratively this is yet another joyless and bloody tale of a man sent on a rampage o
“an entertainingly vivid, blood-soaked, sexually charged page turner.”
“Hints of magic and the dark atmosphere of an isolated island create a compelling environment for a mystery.”
“As all good stories do, The Starless Sea immerses the reader in romance and adventure before finally arriving at a heart-warming, enchanting ending . . .”
“Ta-Nehisi Coates has long been among America’s most clear-eyed scholars of race and racism. The Water Dancer is a masterpiece built within that clarity.