Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Origin stories are like birthday parties: very exciting and colorful and noisy, but in the end, they're all the same."
Catherynne M. Valente
The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan CampNew Orleans street magician Jude Dubuisson whose magical talent for finding lost things was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. But now he is pulled back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. Can he recover his abilities in time to solve the murder of a god?
You might also like: Suzanne Johnson's Sentinels of New Orleans, another intricately plotted urban fantasy series set in the Big Easy.
The Wolf by Leo CarewShattering a centuries-old peace between their peoples, the Sutherners of Albion invade the Black Kingdom of the Anakim.
This opening installment of the Under the Northern Sky series stages an epic clash of civilizations in a setting reminiscent of Anglo-Saxon Britain.
For fans of David Gemmell's Rigante novels; Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns series.
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa GrattonAn epic fantasy novel inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, starring three princesses who vie for control of their father's island kingdom as he succumbs to obsession.
Best known for her YA United States of Asgard series, author Tessa Gratton makes her adult debut with this character-driven story of politics and family ties.
Head On: A Novel of the Near Future by John ScalziIn a world... where the incurable Haden's Syndrome causes paralysis of the voluntary nervous system, so-called "locked in" patients navigate the world in sophisticated robot bodies known as "threeps."
This sequel to Lock In reunites FBI agents Chris Shane and Leslie Vann as they investigate a seemingly impossible crime.
Guardian Angels & Other Monsters: Stories by Daniel H. WilsonFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse comes a fascinating and fantastic collection that explores complex emotional and intellectual landscapes at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life.
Fans may also like the AI-focused anthology More Human Than Human, edited by Clarkesworld founder Neil Clarke; the near-future society of Alexander Weinstein's Children of the New World.
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil GaimanA short story collection by Neil Gaiman in the vein of previous compilations Fragile Things and Smoke and Mirrors.In this new anthology,
Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story as well as "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin by Ursula K. Le GuinThe Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards.
She has had her work collected over the years, but this is the first short story volume combining a full range of her work.
The Paper Menagerie by Ken LiuHugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu is the author of the Dandelion Dynasty historical fantasy series as well as the translator of Cixin Liu's SF epic The Three-Body Problem and its sequels.
"The Paper Menagerie," which explores the complicated relationship between a Chinese-American boy and his immigrant mother; "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary," about wartime atrocities.
Rogues by George R.R. Martin (editor) and Gardner Dozois (editor)Rogues! Who, according to anthology editor George R.R. Martin, "go by many names, and...turn up in stories of all sorts, in every genre under the sun."
21 original stories by a powerhouse roster of writers, including both genre stalwarts (such as Patrick Rothfuss and Connie Willis) and authors best known for their work in other areas (including Gillian Flynn and Steven Saylor).
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. ValenteA series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who's ever been "refrigerated": comic book women who are killed, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero's storyline will progress..
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