Nicky Drayden, “The Prey of Gods” (Harper Voyager, 2017)
The Prey of the Gods, published by Harper Voyager on June 13th, is Nicky Drayden‘s debut novel, though she’s published many short stories. It’s a compassionate work, despite a neglected blood-thirsty goddess and an ancient spirit who assaults… Read More
Aliette de Bodard, “The House of Binding Thorns” (Ace, 2017)
The House of Binding Thorns (Ace, 2017), Aliette de Bodard‘s novel set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, is the follow up to The House of Shattered Wings, which won the 2015 British Science Fiction… Read More
Andre Carrington, “Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction” (U. Minnesota Press, 2016)
Have you ever watched a futuristic movie and wondered if there will actually be any black people in the future? Have you ever been surprised, disappointed, or concerned with the lack of diversity demonstrated in many science fiction stories? In… Read More
Ada Palmer, “Too Like the Lightning” (Tor, 2016)
Cory Doctorow has described Ada Palmer’s Too Like the Lightning (Tor, 2016) as a book “more intricate, more plausible, more significant than any debut I can recall.” That praise reflects Palmer’s immense skill in building a world 500 years… Read More
Eliot Fintushel, “Zen City,” (Zero Books, 2016)
“The future begins with a traffic jam.” This is how Eliot Fintushel describes the setting of Zen City (Zero Books, 2016), his science fiction novel about the obstacles encountered along the path toward spiritual fulfillment. In Fintushel’s book, the quest… Read More
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