Science Fiction & Fantasy

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“This is old-school epic fantasy at its best . . .”

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“The entire Scholomance series is a master work of storytelling, filled with memorable characters, an original world, complex personal politics, difficult choices with real consequences, an

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Max Little is dying and wants to leave behind something of his life.

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“King knocks it smoothly out of the park.”

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“Butcher manages to create relatable, believable characters with real flaws, real needs and wants, fleshing them out with tongue-in-cheek humor.”

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The theme of The Mountain in the Sea can be summarized in a quote from one of its characters, Dr.

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Rust in the Root is an absolute delight of a book, with thick worldbuilding, a complex magic system, discussions of race, power, gender, and sexuality—all wrapped

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“Valdes blends found family, adventure, and humor to end a fun trilogy on a high note.”

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“Not since Tolkien has a fantasy wordsmith wielded English like a rapier rather than a broadsword.”

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“It would not be surprising in the least, and very much welcome, if The Bruising of Qilwa were to eventually grow into a full-length novel.”

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“While many of the stories contained within The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories flirt with inexplicability, their charm and freshness cut through translation barriers.”

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Blake Crouch books follow a formula, of sorts: A suburban man with a family is swept up into a technological crisis that puts him on the run, alone against desperate odds, trying to save the world

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“The narrative, and its narrator, remain elliptical to the final page.”

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“This is a fairly engaging work of fiction, if not terribly layered or complex.”

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Locklands completes another excellent trilogy from an author producing some of the most original and compelling fantasy in the genre.”

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“leaves the reader with a profound sense of satisfaction.”

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Aurora provides a refreshing alternative to most apocalyptic tales but . . .”

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“Few books strike that balance so well, delivering laughter and smiles inside a story that feels like it matters. . . .

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“Kingfisher has a singular talent for balancing frightening details with humor and characters who will immediately find a home in readers’ hearts.

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The Discord of Gods is the explosive conclusion to Jenn Lyons’ five-book, million-word fantasy epic series A Chorus of Dragons that began in 2019 with The Ruin of Kings.

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“an entirely human and hopeful book.”

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"‘Becoming the library, as if it were swallowing her whole . . . an infinite nothing—everything, a god—no, a place—which is it? . . . a realm, a guide, a library, a god.’"

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“Ashton’s emphasis is clearly on the moral and philosophical implications of the Mickeys, however, not on first contact, cross-cultural relations, or the evils of colonialism.

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