Peter Watts’ The Freeze-Frame Revolution, Yoon Ha Lee’s Revenant Gun, Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten, a book by Douglas E. Cowan about religious themes in Stephen King, and other titles by Jacqueline Carey, C. Robert Cargill, John Connolly, K.D. Edwards, R.S. Ford, Simon R. Green, A.J. Hartley, and Dave Hutchinson. ...Read MoreRead more
Prior to my career as a writer, I worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation. My job was to help communities prepare for natural and man-made events, some of them bordering on apocalyptic. I spent most of my time working with communities to prepare for these disasters, but I also spent time in the field observing and documenting the aftermath when disaster struck. Seeing how devastating ...Read MoreRead more
Greg Egan’s Phoresis, R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War; collections and novellas by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Priya Sharma, Steven Rasnic Tem, and Connie Willis; an anthology from Bill Campbell, & Francesco Verso; and novels by James Abbott, Joseph Brassey, Emily Devenport, Faith Hunter, Sarah J. Maas, Sylvain Neuvel, Eliot Peper, S.A. Sidor, Jodi Taylor, and Steve White & Charles E. Gannon. ...Read MoreRead more
Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 12, John Scalzi’s Head On, Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City, Jack McDevitt’s The Long Sunset, and titles by Bryan Camp, Cass Morris, Emma Newman, Jeremy C. Shipp, and AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller. ...Read MoreRead more
Michael Benson’s Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece, Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume Three, Samuel R. Delany’s collection The Atheist in the Attic, Richard Powers’ The Overstory, and titles by R.S. Belcher, Kendare Blake, D.J. Butler, Leo Carew, David Drake, Sarah Beth Durst, Kevin Hearne, Margaret Killjoy, Mark Lawrence, Jeff Noon, Chris Roberson, and ...Read MoreRead more
Nancy Kress’s If Tomorrow Comes, Jane Yolen’s Mapping the Bones, Daniel H. Wilson’s collection Guardian Angels and Other Monsters, the first English translation of a 1974 novel by Catalan writer Manuel de Pedrolo, and titles by Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Jeremy K. Brown, Steven Brust, Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio, Paul Di Filippo, Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon, Sean Grigsby, Alma ...Read MoreRead more
John Kessel’s Pride and Prometheus, Ned Beauman’s Madness Is Better Than Defeat, David Pedreira’s Gunpowder Moon, and titles by RJ Barker, Jordanna Max Brodsky, Rachel Caine & Ann Aguiree, Susan Dennard, Thoraiya Dyer, Tom Miller, Gavin Smith, Jo Walton, and Scott Westerfeld/Margo Lanagan/Deborah Biancotti. ...Read MoreRead more
The US edition of Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time and titles by E.C. Ambrose, Sue Burke, Eric Flint et al., Jasmine Gower, S. Jae-Jones, Vic James, Les Johnson, Gini Koch, Elizabeth Moon, Tamora Pierce, Beth Plutchak, R.A. Salvatore, Thomas Sweterlitsch, E.J. Swift, Travis S. Taylor, and Alex Wells. ...Read MoreRead more
Published today, the US edition of Nick Harkaway’s Gnomon, anthology Robots vs. Fairies edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, Charles Stross’ Dark State, and titles by Genevieve Cogman, Terry Goodkind, Michelle Hauck, Ian Donald Keeling, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Tarkoff, and Django Wexler. ...Read MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
New titles by Holly Black, C.J. Cherryh, Olivia A. Cole, Rod Duncan, Tyrell Johnson, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Dave McKean & William Schafer, James A. Moore, Damien Lincoln Ober, Sidney Perkowitz & Eddy von Mueller, John Scalzi, Alex Shvartsman, F. Paul Wilson, and Timothy Zahn. ...Read MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more