“One part coming of age tale, one part contemporary magic school, and a sizable part dark reality, Vita Nostra is a beautiful, aching, nearly debilitating fantasy that bruises, and
Billed as “The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy,” The Disasters features Nax, an Ellis Station Academy washout.
“A hard, mesmerizing book, The Monster Baru Cormorant will have deep appeal with fans of both dark and low fantasy (“hard” fantasy), as well as those looking for the world-as-chara
“Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”
“A clever and hauntingly grim fantasy . . . that will most certainly entertain fans of swordsmen, medieval sieges, and battles.”
“It’s rare to find a genre novel so satisfying in its commitment to political realism . . .”
“miraculously, out these broken lives and troubled minds emerged the glory and beauty that is the science fiction genre.”
“Jennifer Estep’s engaging style and a perfect balance of action and intrigue make this a strong first installment of a promising new fantasy series.”
“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.
Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King straddles the line between book and art object.
“Belcher’s writing is at its best when he stretches into hallucinogenic or mystical contexts, where reality and logic break down.”
“‘Hacks’ of all sorts, especially universal space opera lovers, will find themselves easily at home with The Consuming Fire.”
Although a handful of Japanese authors have achieved widespread popularity in English translation, Kenji Miyazawa (1896–1933) is not among them.
Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.
“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”
“Those who loved The Tiger’s Daughter for its slow burn romance will find The Phoenix Empress a stirring, compassionate book.”
It’s been a while since Glen Cook took us into the world of what is arguably his most famous work, the world of the Black Company.
“this novel is definitely a heart-pounder, and a good incentive to sleep with the lights on. Kudos to Anonymous for a chilling addition to stories of this urban legend.”
In the land of Iwagoto, an old danger is returning. Every thousand years, someone with the right prayers can summon up a dragon to grant their wish—for good or for ill.
This is a golden age of independent comics. Artists develop singular approaches, cultivate followings online, and burst into the print scene with fully developed universes and styles.
“Herein lies the question: Where does artificial intelligence end, and human be-ing (existence) begin?”
The latest entry in Shannon and Dean Hale’s popular Princess in Black series is sure to charm their legions of young readers.
“Beyond the Sixth Extinction is a playful but dark vision of a possible future . . .”
“Although aimed at a young adult audience, adult readers will find the pacing and worldbuilding of For a Muse of Fire comparable to adult high fantasy, and thus should feel right a
Love epic space adventure? Then this doorstop-size novel is for you.