The weather outside may be frightful, but we’ve got some books for you to cozy up to as the nights get longer. Especially noteworthy is Cyber Mage, by Saad Z. Hossain who wrote the brilliant science fiction/fantasy mashup novella The Gurkha and The Lord of Tuesday. There’s also a race of mute aliens in Spidertouch, the finish of Kristyn Merbeth’s Nova Viata system trilogy, and the best of the robots in Allan Kaster’s latest anthology.
November’s books feature conspiracy theories and existential debates about reality, a host of award-winning authors, and the last episode of one of science fiction’s most-loved sagas. Let’s dig in.
This month has no shortage of titles worth your time, taking you from farthest space to your own back yard
Septembers Science Fiction reads cover a universe of options. There’s great Space Opera from Charles Stross and Cat Rambo, something for fans of 1984 and Tinker Tailor in Operation Brushfire by Rhett C. Bruno and James Wolanyk, a wild trip to an alternate Earth with troops on their way to the Mexican American War in the 1800s, two tales of Mecha action for fans of Pacific Rim, something for Bot fans in Activation Degradation, and much more, including Jonathan Strahan’s second annual Year’s Best Science Fiction.
Looking for some summer reading this August? We’ve got plenty of space opera, including a new series by Adrian Tchaikovsky and more Marko Kloos, some near-future techno that’s ripped from the headlines (ISS v Russian Module) some stories about…oh yeah, memory, a post-apoco road trip, and William Gibson’s never produced Alien 3 screenplay, novelized by none other than Pat Cadigan. And that’s not all…
Happy July sci-fi readers! If you’re feeling the heat this July, there’s plenty of Cli-Fi out this month to assure you others feel your pain. Or you can chill out in the deep black with some fine space opera. There are even some tales where Androids declare their independence,.
One of the favorite themes in sf is the elder race that went away: this month, we’ve got two that play that tune….
New releases and a suggestion on how to use books to encourage social distancing
Martha Wells, J.S. Dewes and Julie E. Czerneda are featured in this roundup of upcoming releases.
Sometimes March roars in like a lion and roars out the same way. It seems everybody wanted to have an early release this month
Whether you’re still in lockdown, snowed in, or just taking some time for yourself, I’ve got good news. There’s more science fiction coming out this February than you can shake a lightsaber at
A new year, a fresh start, and lots of great books to read. I’ve got high hopes for 2021. This month we’ve got two books with parallel world themes, Tim Pratt’s fanciful Doors of Sleep, in which a man wakes up in a new world every time he falls asleep. He’s a little bit Dr. […]
Enjoy these new releases as you put 2020 in the rear view mirror
Want to or need to ignore the election results? Here are some suggested reads.
Ghosts in the machine are fine by me, but that’s where I like to keep them. 2020 has been scary enough already.
Robots and Space Opera feature in this month’s roundup
Debut novels galore! Hard SF, Mil-SF and more!
Without a time machine, time progresses in one direction, at the same inevitable pace from which there is no escape. Which means, July is fast approaching. Fortunately, Earnest has your reads covered.
Check out the latest upcoming releases
Space opera, resurrected heroes and military SF roundout this roundup
You can always read….
Coming in March, an interesting selection of selected reads
February is a month on hold, when time is frozen, waiting for something to happen. It’s so bad that the greeting card industry had to create a holiday just to keep from having to shut down for the month. Fortunately, all that stasis makes it a perfect month for reading; thankfully, we’ve got some excellent […]
Some new releases for the new year
While you’re waiting to unwrap your presents, pick up something fun to read
There’s about four months worth of reading packed into this survey, so you all better get to reading!
Whether you like the pumpkin spice offerings of literary sf, the fresh apple cider of time travel with some humor thrown in, or the rich October brews of space opera, there’s something for pretty much everyone this month.
September promises a rich harvest of end-of-summer reading for science fiction fans. You can start off your month with Evan Currie’s mil-sf-space opera, Archangel One and some paranormal tales with The Nobody People by Bob Proehl and Dave Hutchinson’s The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man, then go on to a fine piece of hard-sf with Becky Chambers new novella To Be Taught, […]
15 caosule reviews offer more than enough to check out for the month
Old stuff, new stuff, SF cool stuff. Ernest happily adds to your Mount ToBeRead