Featured New Books
“Irreverent, self-depreciating, profane,
—Booklist, starred review
With over fifty unpredictable, scathing, hilarious, and more-than-occasionally moving essays about science, politics, family, pop culture, religion and more, Peter Watts — Hugo Award-winning author, former marine biologist, and “angry sentient tumor” (via Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous) — shows why he is the savage dystopian optimist whom you can’t look away from.
Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
“Superlative.” —Booklist, starred review.
“Stunning.”—Library Journal, starred review.
“Must-read” —Publishers Weekly, starred review.
In this daring anthology of cutting-edge short stories, new science fiction luminaries including Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, and Sam J. Miller, are showcased with the rising stars that are transforming their genre. Discover this space-age sequel to the 2018 World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, The New Voices of Fantasy.
“A contemporary fantasy that is wholly original.
I want to read it again and again.”
—Ellen Klages (Wicked Wonders)
A Locus New and Notable Book
Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Madden, magical author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, in letters, online, and at book conventions. It is just a matter of time before one fan gets too close.
“[STARRED REVIEW] One of the best story collections of the past few years.”—Booklist
Come meet Kameron Hurley in a future you could never have imagined: where a body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant, and an orphan falls in love with a sentient starship, and a swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world—from her plague-casting former wife.
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R. B. Lemberg
Thoughtful and deeply moving,
The Four Profound Weaves is the anti-authoritarian,
queer-mystical fairy tale we need right now.”
—Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous
and The Future of Another Timeline
Two transgender elders must learn to weave from Death in order to defeat an evil ruler—in the first novella set in Lemberg’s award-winning queer fantasy Birdverse universe.
In this first novel set in award-winning author Marie Brennan’s incomparable Driftwood fantasy universe, you will find a post-apocalyptic realm where the apocalypse has not ended, where fragments of worlds cohere into shifting myths. Yet even as everything fades, Drifters gather to tell conflicting legends of Last, the guide—the man who seemed immortal.
“Sea Change is like liquid nitrogen ice cream—a chilling treat.”
—Greg Bear, author of Eon and Take Back the Sky
New from the Nebula Award winning author of Beggars in Spain: A riveting climate-change technothriller of espionage, conspiracy, and stakes so high they could lead to the destruction of humanity itself. In this environmental page-turner, activist lawyer Renata Black—covert member of the Org—must go deep underground to unravel the truth behind the ecological disaster that has paralyzed the food industry and destroyed her family.
Joe R. Lansdale
“An absolute treasure trove for Hap and Leonard fans.”
—Ace Atkins, New York Times Bestselling author of The Shameless
Discover this brand-new Hap and Leonard series collection, chock full of Joe R. Lansdale’s inimitable blend of humor, mayhem, and insight, and featuring never-before-seen stories, a selection of the boys’ favorite recipes from Kasey Lansdale, and an introduction from New York Times bestselling crime author Kathleen Kent.
“A must have for Kitty Norville fans.”
(Bitten and Led Astray)
From the author of the beloved Kitty Norville werewolf talk-show host series, comes the vampire origin story of Kitty’s famed ally, Rick—and his sudden turn to darkness in the seventeenth century. More than 500 years before his friendship with Kitty, noble Ricardo de Avila’s life met a fate-changing twist, and his morally-complex, blood-soaked existence as an immortal began.
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.
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.