Dystopia can be fun, in the right hands, but time loops probably aren’t. Example: our own era. Fiction Unbound writers Gemma and Catie explore stories that consider what the future may bring based on where we are presently, in the new collection A People’s Future of the United States.
Laini Taylor put a restriction on this project: killing couldn’t be the solution to her characters’ conflicts. The result is a harrowing exploration of nightmares, both lived and dreamed.
Whitney Scharer’s historical fiction The Age of Light is a sumptuous look into photographer and artist Lee Miller’s relationship with Man Ray. Set in Paris in the early 1930’s, this novel does a beautiful job of giving Lee Miller a strong, clear voice during her formative years as a artist.
2015 Man Booker winner Marlon James embraces epic fantasy with a non-conforming, lightning-paced tale that up-ends every expectation.
The award-winning Sarah Pinsker finally has a collection out, and it’s excellent.
Newman’s novel is an inspired time-travel story and a troubled look at progressive hopes.
Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series continues with a story that asks, “What if life were fair?” It’s portal fantasy at its best: A door appears, a choice is made, you come back changed … if you come back at all.
If three consecutive novel Hugos have not convinced you N. K. Jemisin is a modern master, this collection will bridge the gap.
Guest Contributor Manual Aragon reviews Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias. “[Iglesias] creates a world that I know, where language knows no barriers, no walls, and moves exactly where it is most comfortable.”
Biomimicry abounds in this themed collection of new and classic science fiction “at the crux of creatures and tech,” from Hex Publishers.
Peng Shepherd’s thrilling debut novel explodes post-apocalyptic fantasies of independence.
Jane Yolen’s novel-in-verse, Finding Baba Yaga, arrives just in time for the season of the witch.
In the second New Fears anthology, horror knows no boundaries.
A watery, Gothic update of Greek myth by an exciting new voice in dark fiction.
The Black God’s Drums beats a hammer of imagination against the anvil of history and forges a dense alternate history.
Murderbot is back. Its mission: help to bring down GrayCris, the evil corporation that has made thievery and killing a business model.
A reincarnated Buddhist monk, armed with the wisdom of many lifetimes (and a little black magic), tries to solve a murder mystery and bring enlightenment to all beings.
Sam J. Miller’s new novel wrestles with catastrophes to come, and what kind of power might form out of the struggle.
Nebula Award finalist novellas are plot-twisty, gender-bending, humorous, and pithy with Big Questions in a smaller, digestible format.