Science Fiction & Fantasy

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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.

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“This is top rate action/adventure horror with the right amount of humanity to keep the reader’s attention from cover to cover.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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“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

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“Wonderfully captivating . . . A thrilling addition to the murder mystery series . . .”

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“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

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A Beginning at the End is a heartfelt family drama . . .”

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“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.”

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Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.

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“A well-written bit of escapism that offers a few hours of easy reading fun.”

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“Like Semiosis, this novel is a rich and engaging exploration of different forms of intelligent life and how they might think and act.”

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Anyone is a mostly satisfying read that will keep you turning pages into the night.”

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an exciting tapestry of love, loss, bittersweet melancholy, and adrenalin pumping action.”

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“Wilson has fashioned a good follow up to Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It’s a fast read and well-constructed.

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“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.”

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“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

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“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

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“an entertainingly vivid, blood-soaked, sexually charged page turner.”

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“Hints of magic and the dark atmosphere of an isolated island create a compelling environment for a mystery.”

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“As all good stories do, The Starless Sea immerses the reader in romance and adventure before finally arriving at a heart-warming, enchanting ending . . .”

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“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.

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