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“The Peculiarities is an adventure of unraveling conspiracies, exposing London’s most hidden secrets, and witnessing the unexplainable. It is Terry Pratchett’s satire mixed into a darker version of Alice in Wonderland.
From popular historical fiction author David Liss (A Conspiracy of Paper) comes the tale of a clueless young man embroiled in a deadly supernatural mystery in Victorian London. Rooted in strange conspiracies and secret societies, this absurdist comedic romp combines strange bedfellows with murderous creatures, resulting in an unexpectedly delightful consequences.
Ellen Datlow, editor
[STARRED REVIEW] “Hugo Award–winning editor Datlow brings together 29 spine-tingling tales of body horror to terrify even the most seasoned horror reader.”
Bestselling editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft’s Monsters) presents body horror at its most wide-ranging and shocking best. Discover twenty-nine intricate, twisted tales of the human body, soul, and psyche, as told by storytelling legends including Carmen Maria Machado, Richard Kadrey, Seanan McGuire, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Nathan Ballingrud, Tananarive Due, Cassandra Khaw, Christopher Fowler, and many more.
“With The Escapement, Tidhar fearlessly crests the wave of the New New-Weird with a wild, decadent hybrid of The Dark Tower and Carnivale.”
—Catherynne M. Valente, author of Deathless
In this dazzling new novel evoking Westerns, surrealism, epic fantasy, mythology, and circus extravaganzas, World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar (Central Station) has created an evocative dreamscape of dark comedy, heartbreak, hope, and adventure. Chronicling a lone man’s quest in parallel worlds, The Escapement offers the archetypal darkness of Stephen King’s The Gunslinger within the dark whimsy of a child’s imagination.
“Fantastic worldbuilding, a hero you can’t help but root for, and the best sidekick this side of the galaxy.”
—Katie Slivensky, author of The Countdown Conspiracy
Eleven-year-old Jillian hates surprises. Even fun ones make her feel all panicky inside. But, she’s always dreamed of joining her space-explorer parents on a mission. It’s Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Jillian finally has her chance to visit an alien world! But can Jillian find her chill and save her family from creepy aliens? Take a deep breath, grab your sidekick, and blast off to Parasite Planet!
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Sam J. Miller
“[Miller] will tear your heart in two and then gently place the pieces back inside your chest.”
Queer infatuation, inevitable heartbreak, and satisfying revenge seamlessly intertwine in Sam J. Miller (Blackfish City, The Art of Starving)’s long-awaited debut short story collection. Whether innocent, guilty, or not even human, the boys, beasts, and men roaming through Miller’s gorgeously-crafted worlds can destroy you—yet leave you longing for them even more.
Joe R. Lansdale
“An American original.”
—Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box
In Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale’s newest Hap and Leonard story collection, the boys are back, with more righteous ass-kickings, highly improbable adventures, and disastrous fishing trips. These never before collected tales showcase the dynamic duo as a little bit older, but not a whole lot wiser.
The inimitable Daniel Pinkwater (The Big Orange Splot; The Hoboken Chicken Emergency) brings his zany wit and wisdom to a gentle middle-grade adventure following a kid’s off-the-beaten-path journey, featuring an unfocused spiritual guide, a not-quite-dwarf, a graffiti “artist,” a ghost whale, and mystical shenanigans galore.
“[O’Leary’s] voice is fresh and funny.”
—New York Times
With 51, Patrick O’Leary delivers a witty, unpredictable novel that upends one of the best-kept secrets in American history: the strange events at Area 51. What if the infamous Roswell site contains something so weird that it bears little resemblance to UFOs, aliens, or the most intricate conspiracy theories? The implausibly plausible explanation, ranging over sixty years, entangles estranged real-life friends, their not-quite-imaginary friends, and some very confused U.S. presidents.
“Jane Yolen is a phenomenon: a poet and a mythmaker.”
When a rough sailor called Ishmael turns up on a family’s doorstep, even loyal dog Zeke knows that the news is ruinous. Continuing the story from where Moby Dick left off, this compelling boyhood adventure, penned by beloved author Jane Yolen (Owl Moon), hearkens to timeless coming of age tales of yore. Lovingly illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, the journey of a boy and his dog comes to life on the page, renewing the joy of a classic tale.
How do you stage a mutiny when you’re only awake one day in a million? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears and relentlessly, honestly, only wants what best for you? Sunday Ahzmundin is about to find out.
A long-awaited new collection from Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring) who has been dubbed “one of our most important writers,” (Junot Diaz), with “an imagination that most of us would kill for” (Los Angeles Times), whose work is “stunning,” (New York Times) and “simply triumphant” (Dorothy Allison).
Shai is a Forger who can flawlessly copy and re-create any item with skillful magic. After failing to steal the emperor’s scepter, she is given one opportunity to save her life. Is it possible to create a forgery of a soul so convincing that it improves upon the soul itself? From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series comes an unforgettable tale of magic, intrigue, and ingenuity.
James Tiptree, Jr.
“There is just one great collection of Tiptree’s fiction in print…
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever from Tachyon Publications.
It contains all of her major short stories.”
—New York Times Book Review
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever is the quintessential Tiptree collection. These eighteen brilliant short stories of James Tiptree, Jr., reflect the darkly complex world of its author: exploring the aliens; our perceptions; love, sex, death; and humanity’s place in a vast, cold universe.