Sarah Gailey Guest Post–“Gods and Beggars”

How might a God test the worthiness of their people?

Religious traditions the world over are fascinated by this question. How will we prove to our Gods that we are following their rules, that we are just and virtuous, that we are deserving of reward?

A worthy answer to this question lies in an oft-repeated fable: the god disguises themself as a beggar, sits at the roadside, and waits to ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, December 2017

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1) Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 1 – 2) The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 1 – 3) Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4 2 4) The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (HarperCollins/Morrow) 4 1 5) Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff (St. Martin’s) 1 – 6) The Core, Peter V. Brett (Del ...Read More Read more

New in Paperback: November – December 2017

Titles newly in paperback the past two months include Gregory Benford’s The Berlin Project, Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion, John Kessel’s The Moon and the Other, two big collections by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ada Palmer’s Seven Surrenders, Robert Charles Wilson’s Last Year, and titles by Aiken, Bara, Brandt, Buettner, Clarke, Corey, Flint, Forstchen, Friedman, Goodkind, Kadrey, Koontz, McClellan, Neumeier, Roberson, Smale, Stross, and ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, December 2017

Paolo Bacigalupi, Tool of War (Little, Brown 10/17) This concluding volume in the series begun with Ship Breaker focuses on Tool, the bioengineered “aug­ment” half-man, half-beast from earlier in the series, who broke his obedience conditioning to lead a pack of soldier boys in a war against his wealthy masters. “Grandly concludes a trilogy which is as thrilling and thought-provoking as anything in recent young-adult SF.” [Gary K. Wolfe]

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New Books : 5 December 2017

New books published today include Katherine Arden’s The Girl in the Tower , James S.A. Corey’s Persepolis Rising, Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, Ken Scholes’ Hymn, and other titles by Catherine Cerveny, Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon, Christopher Fowler, Francesca Haig, Faith Hunter, Mercedes Lackey, Alex Marshall, George R.R. Martin, Susan R. Matthews, Ryk E. Spoor, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, and Sam ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, November 2017

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1) The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (Morrow) 3 1 2) Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 3 4 3) Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia (Baen) 1 – 4) Meddling Kids, Edgar Cantero (Doubleday) 1 – 5) The Clockwork Dynasty, Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday) 1 – 6) The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross (Tor.com Publishing) 2 ...Read More Read more

New & Notable Books, November 2017

Robert Cargill, Sea of Rust (Harper Voyager US/Gollancz UK 9/17) Robots rule the world in this action-filled, post-apocalyptic SF novel, a “robot western” set in a world where robots wiped out mankind years before. Brittle scavenges the wastelands for parts, one of a dwindling few determined not to join the shared consciousness of the One World Intelligences warring for dominance.

 

Jeffrey Ford, The Twilight Pariah (Tor.com Publishing 9/17) College ...Read More

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New Books : 14 November 2017

New books published today include Andy Weir’s Artemis, Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God, Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer, Molly Tanzer’s Creatures of Will and Temper, collections by Peter S. Beagle and Jane Yolen, and other titles by Gerald Brandt, Mike Brooks, Tina Connolly, Stephen R. Donaldson, Ian C. Esslemont, Alan Dean Foster, Mira Grant, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jonathan L. Howard, K.J. Parker, Jodi Taylor, Tracy ...Read More

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