“a long walk through thick underbrush, but the payoff is worth the trek.”
Evelyn Caldwell tells herself “I am not a monster,” but she may not believe it. Evelyn is a self-centered, work-obsessed woman who has devoted everything to her scientific career.
“fans of the series will absolutely delight in the final installation in Scalzi’s epic space opera trilogy.”
“Quantic holds the pacing taut and sustains the tension for 270 pages before finally revealing the truth.
“Reality isn’t what it appears to be. Our perception of reality is a construction of the brain, and science is achieving what decades ago seemed impossible.”
“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
Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.
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.”
“The War of the Worlds is a classic of early science fiction.
“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.
“A mind-bending odyssey of parallel worlds and causality, Dark Matter will particularly appeal to fans of the TV series Fringe and H. G.
What a strange and wonderful book this is. Mashup is a collection of stories, as the title indicates, based on famous first lines.
“Science fiction, noir, and dystopia wrapped into a highly entertaining, and well-crafted novel that is hard to put down.”
The Regional Office is one part pre-crime from Minority Report, one part Division from La Femme Nikita, and a smattering of mostly off-stage scifi and fantasy.
If the revival of short-form fiction brings us more fun books like The Absconded Ambassador, it will have been worth it.