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For That Was What Bodies Wanted: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Dead Astronauts is getting the promotional treatment: check out this review

Full Spoiler Discussion of Brandon Sanderson’s Starsight

In Starsight, the highly anticipated follow-up to Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward, we continue Spensa Nightshade’s journey as she strives to become the best fighter pilot in the Defiant Defence Force (DDF).

For That Was What Bodies Wanted: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Dead Astronauts is not what I would call a simple read. What it is, is affective.

Frontiers of Gender: Transcendent 4, Edited by Bogi Takács

The Transcendent series from Lethe Press (a longtime publisher of queer sff of all stripes) collects a yearly roundup of best transgender speculative short fiction in this vein

Cinematic Fantasy: Duncan Hamilton’s Knight of the Silver Circle

Knight of the Silver Circle takes place somewhere along the lines of twenty hours after the events of Dragonslayer. The dragon Alpheratz is dead, yes, but that has turned out to be just the beginning, for there are more dragons left in the world after all

The Internet Is Watching You, and It Really Wants to Help:...

Based on the Hugo Award winniing short story Cat Pictures, Please

An Expanding, Entertaining Fantasy: Howard Andrew Jones’ Upon the Flight of the...

Upon the Flight of the Queen hits the ground running, building off of the first novel.

Portals and Expansive Future Technology in Salvation Lost by Peter F....

if you want giant wide screen space opera with interesting technology and extrapolations of the implications of same, Hamilton is one of the guiding lights

Be Better Than Yesterday: Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse

The reigning Best New Writer turns in a Star Wars novel

Worth Fighting For: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

In this final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy, Cole brings us a story that simultaneously celebrates the elements of grimdark fiction that were a staple of fantasy in the early 2000s, while also working to interrogate them rigorously.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Light at...

The two biggest draws for the first book in Shah’s new series are setting and characters. Shah is a remarkable worldbuilder, with a keen sense of when and how much information to parcel out. Underwater London is both familiar and fantastical

In Space, No One Can Hear You Pray: Sisters of the...

Power is a helluva thing. Those who have it will do anything to keep it, and those who want it will do everything to take it.

John Crowley’s And Go Like This Was Worth the Wait

Crowley readers often become Crowley completists. And Go Like This will satisfy the high expectations of Crowley’s devoted readers

Non-Spoiler Review of Brandon Sanderson’s Starsight

Last year, Brandon Sanderson launched readers into a new world with Skyward, the story of Spensa (callsign: Spin), M-Bot, and the Defiant Defense Force (DDF). On November 26, everyone will have the chance to find out where the next stage of Spensa’s journey will take us in the highly anticipated sequel, Starsight. 

Of Bees & Books: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea is a love story, an epic love letter to the art of storytelling and to the power of stories.

The Dark, Soulwalking Fantasy of Beyond the Black Door by A.M....

The asexual and specific transgender experiences explored in this novel are not mine, but they are valid. As Strickland has mentioned themself, some readers may find the renderings of these experiences uncomfortable, and some may find them helpful and vindicating.

The Mundane and the Monstrous: Inside Benjamin Percy’s Suicide Woods

“Heart of a Bear,” is arguably the strangest tale in a collection abounding with bizarre moments.

In Cixin Liu’s Supernova Era, Kids Inherit the Earth (for Better...

Do all children who survive an apocalypse have to become creepy kids?

Far Apart, Close By: Homesick by Nino Cipri

The original novella, “Before We Disperse Like Star Stuff,” delves into questions of archeology, preservation, respect for the land and for remains, and cultural appropriation versus education versus access.

The Goddesses Are the Future: The Never Tilting World by Rin...

“A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control.”

A Jolt of Power: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House is a story about power—who has it and who wants it.

Adding Complexity to Pulp: The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl...

The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl is the latest of Theodora Goss' 19th-century-pulp-inspired volumes

My Gift Was Memory: On Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer

With The Water Dancer, Coates’s first full-length novel, a story about slavery and a superpower, we pay witness to a writer unchained.

Science Fantasy in SPAAAACE: K Eason’s How Rory Thorne Destroyed the...

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multivers takes a classic fantasy script—of a royal daughter being given gifts by Faeries and the consequences thereof–and upends it right from the get go

Robert Jordan’s Warrior of the Altaii: Non-SpoilerReview

Warrior of the Altaii was a novel Robert Jordan wrote around 1977 but was never published in his lifetime

Spooks, Haunts, and the Patriarchy in Monster She Wrote by Lisa...

Women have written a lot of horror; this new book shows you that women have written a LOT or horror

Enough of Their Civilization: Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting...

Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women is a collection of stories focusing on female shapeshifters in European myths and fairy tales

Unleash the Horror of The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

In a world of wickedness and cruelty, a monster is born.

The Origin Story We’ve Been Waiting For: The Rise of Kyoshi

 The authors inhabit Kyoshi’s inner world so seamlessly that all of her actions and development make sense, including her relationship to love. I loved that her queerness was treated as a normal part of her...

Joe Abercrombie’s A Little Hatred: A Book at War With Its...

What must it feel like to live in your own legend?