“Carlaftes’s compendium is a hysterical and delightful excursion into the American presidency from the time Andrew Jackson dove into the River Styx to avoid the Grim Reaper until President
Ruin’s Wake presents a future dystopia of totalitarian rule loosely modeled on modern North Korea: the power of the state (and the associated military) is absolute, technology works only i
A painter witnesses angels moving on the ceiling of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. A girl wearing a boa of dead rabbits leads a gang of dead kids on a series of misadventures across the heavens.
On the cusp of World War II, the paths of two spies continually weave together as they navigate politics, war, spirits, betrayal, and the afterlife in a gaslamp Ghostbusters alternate history.
“a thriller wrapped in the deadly solitude of space with a determined heroine who refuses to give up.”
“a thriller wrapped in the deadly solitude of space with a determined heroine who refuses to give up”
“Genre and gender bending, erudite and steamy, Machado’s stories manage to defy expectation and be compulsively readable.”
“for anyone with a true interest in Star Wars, Ian Doescher’s adaptation is a treat.”
“a delightful, sometimes amusing, always exciting steampunk adventure. . . . For those who like their history heavily dipped in fantasy or their science fiction a bit historical . .
“by turns, a scifi tale, a political satire, a colossal comedy of errors, and a very slowly percolating romance.”
“a fast-paced tour de force through history and contemporary California. It is a heart-pounding page turner filled with loads of action and intrigue.”
Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast about life in a strange little desert town where every weird thing is normal and basically unquestioned. Now it's also a book.
Volume 2 of the Night Vale Episodes collection comes out at the same time as Volume 1.
What a strange and wonderful book this is. Mashup is a collection of stories, as the title indicates, based on famous first lines.
If the revival of short-form fiction brings us more fun books like The Absconded Ambassador, it will have been worth it.
Have you ever wanted to be a character in your own book? Leah Tang has been one.
“We all in different dreams, everybody in the whole world.
“a classic noir mystery that is wrapped inside an alt-history golden age science fiction setting.”
Going into Press Start to Play, one may be a bit hesitant: Hmmm . . . science fiction stories about video games?
“. . . the ideas presented in this book are wild and woolly and well worth committing to the page. . . .
“The latest graphic novel from Doug TenNapel proves once again that a full story can be told in pictures, and that it can be as affecting and detailed as it could be in book form. . . .
Although the straightforward, no frills western genre seems to exist only in today’s paperback market, where the proliferation of the “weird” western tableau is visible everywhere.
This strong and varied anthology deserves a different title, one whose first part will not be confused with Geraldine Brooks’ novel of the same name.
A girl, her fiddle, and a quest to save her family at what might be the end of the world in 2041—what more could one ask for in a book? Well, what about love?