“Silverberg’s stories transform alien planets and parallel universes into concrete realities that readers can inhabit and enjoy. . . .
Immunity Index takes place in a future that is uncannily similar to 2020. A pandemic spreads across the world, killing thousands and breeding political dissention.
“. . . a quirky extension of the H. G. Wells story, filled with animal puns, dialogue reeking with black humor, as well as an ending guaranteed to satisfy.”
“‘I’m real, you’re real. And real people don’t die and come back, regenerated into a hundred versions of themselves.’”
“the core nature of maleness and femaleness—the universality of humanness—shines through and reinvents itself to adapt to change in reality.”
“Readers who enjoy political intrigue in their fantasy will find Beaton’s debut deeply satisfying.”
“a tightly paced, well thought out cyberpunk thriller that entices after the very first chapter.”
“Klara and the Sun is about families, about the future of work, about disability and the nature of (post) humanity.
“a long walk through thick underbrush, but the payoff is worth the trek.”
As an old saying goes: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Tim Fielder’s book Infinitum tells the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African king who steals the son of his concubine and is cursed with immortality in revenge.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, though billed as a novel, is a collection of vignettes and interrelated stories concerning various goddesses, nymphs, and mortal women connected in some
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.
“The Witch’s Heart is gripping, evocative, and alternatingly joyful and heart-breaking. Gornichec’s prose is lyrical and fierce, just like her protagonists.”
“A tavern maid’s-eye view of epic fantasy is an appealing concept, but in the end, it feels like that eye is looking in too many directions at once.”
“The Danger of Smoking in Bed underlines the darkness of evil.
“Grushin’s facility with language . . . is a marvel. It’s the kind of prose that demands you submerge yourself.”
What comes after “Happily ever after?”
“VanderMeer is a master author, and this is a masterwork.”
“New York 2140 is a book brimming with positivity, humor, and intelligence.”
“Second Chance Angel forgoes overly complex world building in favor of telling a damn good story.”
“thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. Eoin Colfer’s specialty is magical realism, and it shines through this entire tale.”
“A gender-flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger.”
“Editor Melissa Edmundson has produced a valuable collection for scholars and curious readers alike.”
“Suspenseful, filled with evocative writing capturing the reader’s empathy for the characters, The Night Will Find Us takes our fear of that which lurks in the dark and transfers i
“packed with crucial climate-change information framed in fairly comprehensible terms. . . .