Neal Asher, The Human (Night Shade 5/20; Macmillan UK 4/20) The master of weird SF returns to the Polity universe in this concluding volume of his Rise of the Jain trilogy, “full of outsize heroes and monsters, gigantic spacecraft, godlike artificial intelligences, and horrific large-scale and close-up combat sequences…. I declare myself satisfied and entertained and impressed.” [Russell Letson]
Algis Budrys, Beyond the Outposts: Essays on SF and Fantasy ...Read MoreRead more
Afia Atakora, Conjure Women (Random House 4/20) This ambitious historical fantasy novel is set before, during, and after the Civil War in the American South, with a focus on folk healer Miss May Belle, her daughter Rue, and Varina, their master’s daughter. This impressive debut is already widely acclaimed and has drawn comparisons to the work of Toni Morrison.
James Blaylock, The Gobblin’ Society (Subterranean 3/20) Blaylock returns to ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Katherine Addison, Zen Cho, W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Devin Madson, James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth, H.G. Parry, and Jeff Wheeler. ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Taylor Anderson, Grace Draven, Laurie Forest, Mercedes Lackey, Adam McOmber, Kelly McWilliams, Ursula Pflug, Luanne G. Smith, and Carrie Vaughn. ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Ann Dávila Cardinal, Melissa Caruso, Ellen Datlow, Bethany C. Morrow, Patrick Ness, Daniel José Older, Jerry Pournelle (with David Weber and Phillip Pournelle), Robert J. Sawyer, Peter J. Wacks & Eytan Kollin, and Christopher Woods & Toni Weisskopf. ...Read MoreRead more
Max Barry, Providence (Putnam 3/20) Barry mingles classic SF ideas, touches of satire, and deeply drawn characters in this entertaining SF thriller of war with aliens, a four-man mission sent to fight them, and the realization that their ship – and the people who sent them – are unreliable.
Elizabeth Bear, The Best of Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean 1/20) Bear’s wide-ranging skill is displayed in this collection of 27 stories, ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Trudi Canavan, Mark Clifton, Meg Elison, Jeffrey Ford, Nancy Kress, Emily B. Martin, P.W. Singer & August Cole, and Sheree Renée Thomas. ...Read MoreRead more