Booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers get bestselling author Daniel Pinkwater’s return to classic form with the illustrated, middle-grade ADVENTURES OF A DWERGISH GIRL
Bestselling author Daniel Pinkwater (Lizard Music, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency) returns in classic form with the illustrated, middle-grade adventures of one young Molly O’Malley: a dwarf (well, dwarf-ish) girl who just won’t settle for a boring life in the Catskills.
“Daniel Pinkwater’s books don’t strive for greatness; they don’t seem to be trying at all. That’s the magic of them.”—The New York Times Book Review
Molly O’Malley is a clever, adventurous girl. She is also a Dwerg. Dwergs are strange folks who live very quietly in the Catskill mountains, have lots of gold, and are kind of like dwarves (but also not!).
Molly isn’t interested in cooking and weaving, as she is expected to be. So, she sets off to see the world for herself. Which means a new job, a trip to New York City, prowling gangsters, an adorable king, a city witch, and many historical ghosts. More importantly, it means excellent pizza, new friends, and very quick thinking.
Now someone is pursuing the Dwergs for their gold. Can Molly O’Malley save the day?
Booksellers, librarians, and reviewers get R. B. Lemberg’s thoughtful and deeply moving THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES
Two transgender elders must learn to weave from Death itself in order to defeat an evil ruler—in the first full length tale set in R. B. Lemberg’s award-winning queer fantasy Birdverse universe
I am staggered by the richness and intricacy of R. B. Lemberg’s imagination. The Four Profound Weaves is an intense and emotional story of a journey of change, growth, and courage.”
—Kate Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of the Court of Fives series
Wind: To match one’s body with one’s heart
Sand: To take the bearer where they wish
Song: In praise of the goddess Bird
Bone: To move unheard in the night
The Surun’ nomads do not speak of the master weaver, Benesret, who creates the cloth of bone for assassins in the Great Burri Desert. But aged Uiziya must find her aunt in order to learn the final weave, although the price for knowledge may be far too dear to pay.
Among the Khana in the springflower city of Iyar, women travel in caravans to trade, while men remain in the inner quarter, as scholars. A nameless man struggles to embody Khana masculinity, after many years of performing the life of a woman, trader, wife, and grandmother. As his past catches up, the man must choose between the life he dreamed of and Uiziya – while Uiziya must discover how to challenge the evil Ruler of Iyar, and to weave from deaths that matter.
In this breathtaking debut set in R. B. Lemberg’s beloved Birdverse, THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES hearkens to Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, and offers a timeless chronicle of claiming one’s identity ina hostile world.More
Booksellers, librarians, and reviewers get Joe R. Lansdale’s new Hap and Leonard book OF MICE AND MINESTRONE
There’s a place in East Texas where story shades into memory, where violence and tenderness are just part of the wonder of living, and that’s precisely where Joe Lansdale lives, and writes from, and we’re all the better for it. The eating’s pretty good there, too, as Hap’s recipes more than attest. You leave this book hungry, both for food and to start the whole series all over again, live through it one more time, maybe just live there a while.
—Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians
A brand-new Hap and Leonard series collection chock full of Joe R. Lansdale’s inimitable blend of humor, mayhem, and insight, Of Mice and Minestrone delivers 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.
Hap Collins looks just like a good ol’ boy. But from his misspent youth on, his best compatriot is Leonard Pine, who is black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Inseparable friends, Hap and Leonard climb into the boxing ring, visit each other’s families, get in bar fights, and just go fishing—all the while confronting racists, righting wrongs, and eating a whole lot of delicious food.
So pull up a seat and sit a spell, and let master storyteller Joe R. Lansdale regale you with a new passel of tales about the unlikeliest duo East Texas has to offer.
I enjoyed every tale in this collection. The best was the title story which was pretty dark and incredibly sad. I really need to read more of Hap and Leonard’s adventures if this book is an example of what they get up to.”
—Book Lover’s Boudoir
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction by Kathleen Kent
- Hap and Leonard, The Early Days by Joe R. Lansdale
- The Kitchen
- Of Mice and Minestrone, part I and part II
- The Watering Shed
- Sparring Partner
- The Sabine Was High
- Good Eats: The Recipes of Hap and Leonard by Kasey Lansdale
“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.
“A strong, striking look at a a possible future, and the courage that will allow us to survive it.”
— Laura Anne Gilman, author of Heart of Briar and Soul of Fire
Operative Renata Black has a serious problem—a self-driving house
causing a traffic snarl. When Renata spots the Org’s Tiffany Teal paint
marking a windowsill, she discovers a dangerous mystery within the house
In 2022, GMOs were banned after a bio-pharmed drug caused the
Catastrophe: worldwide economic collapse, agricultural standstill, and
personal tragedy for a lawyer and her son. Ten years later, Renata,
a.k.a. Caroline Denton, is a member of the Org, an underground group of
scientists, functioning in splinter cells that are hunted by the feds.
But the Org’s illegal food-research might hold the key to rebuilding the
worlds’ food supply.
Now there’s a mole in the Org, and Black is the only one who can find
out who it is. At risk: the possibility of a second, even more
devastating climate collapse. For answers, Black will need to go all the
way to her Quinault Nation legal clients, to reveal environmental
dangers—and solutions—that the world has not been willing to face.
Nancy Kress, one of our finest speculative writers, once again
delivers a smart, mesmerizing, and surprisingly nuanced look at the
ecological, technological, and political shifts we cannot afford to
For more info about SEA CHANGE, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story
Booksellers and librarians get Carrie Vaughn’s THE IMMORTAL CONQUISTADOR, the vampire origin story of Kitty Norville’s famed ally Rick
“A must have for Kitty Norville fans, but also an excellent standalone
for readers new to Vaughn’s worlds.” —Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten
and Wherever She Goes
From Carrie Vaughn, 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.
Before being turned, Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to
the ends of the earth. Instead he found the end of his mortal life—and a
new one, as a renegade vampire.
For over five hundred years as an immortal, Ricardo has followed his
own moral code, upsetting the established order in the demon world. He
has protected his found family from marauding evil, joined up with a
legendary gunslinger, tended bar, appointed himself the Master of
Denver, and discovered a church buried under the Vatican.
The life of a vampire is frequently long, but for Rick, it is never easy.
For more info about THE IMMORTAL CONQUISTADOR, visit the Tachyon page.
Booksellers and librarians get PETER WATTS IS AN ANGRY SENTIENT TUMOR, a collection unpredictable essays and revenge fantasies from the award-winning Watts
“A brilliant bastard.” —Cory Doctorow
“Watts, undoubtedly, is a genius.” ―Medium
“Comfort, of course, is the last thing that Watts wants to give.” —New York Review of Science Fiction
Which of the following is true?
- Peter Watts is banned from the U.S.
- Watts almost died from flesh-eating bacteria.
- A schizophrenic man living in Watts’s backyard almost set the house on fire.
- Watts was raised by Baptists who really sucked at giving presents.
- Peter Watts said to read this book. Or else.
In these unpredictable essays and revenge fantasies, Peter Watts — Hugo Award-winning author, former marine biologist, and angry sentient tumor — is the savage dystopian optimist whom you can’t look away from. Even when you probably should.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Everything I Needed to Know About Christmas I Learned From My Grandma
- We Need to Talk About Kevin
- Dress Rehearsal
- Extraordinary Claims
- Why I Suck
- The Black Knight. In Memoriam
- Viva Zika!
- Zounds, Gadzooks, and Fucking Sisyphus
- 10 Actually, You Can Keep a Good Man Down…
- Shooting Back
- HemiHive, in Hiding
- The Dudette With the Clitoris, and Other Thoughts on Star Trek Beyond
- The Life Sausage
- No Brainer
- The Yogurt Revolution
- A Ray of Sunshine
- The Least Unlucky Bastard
- No pictures. Only Words
- Prometheus: The Men Behind the Mask
- Motherhood Issues
- The Halting Problem
- Chamber of Horrors
- The Best-Case Apocalypse
- Nazis and Skin Cream
- Ass Backwards
- Dr. Fox and the Borg Collective
- And Another Thing (The Thing,2011)
- Oprah’s X-Men: Thoughts on “Logan”
- Cambridge Analytica and the Other Turing Test
- Life in the FAST Lane
- Smashing the Lid Off Pandora’s Box
- The Split-brain Universe
- The Limits of Reason
- Changing Our Minds: “Story of Your Life” in Print and on Screen
- The God-Shaped Hole
- Dumb Adult
- In Praise of War Crimes
- The Last of Us, The Weakest Link
- Martin Luther King and the Vampire Rights League
- Black & White
- Gods and Gamma
- “PyrE. Make them tell you what it is”
- Understanding Sarah Palin: Or, God Is In The Wattles
- The Overweening Overentitlement of the Happy-Enders
- The Cylon Solution
- The Physics of Hope
- A Renaissance of Analog Antiquity
- Pearls Before Cows: Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049
- Lizards in the Sink with David
For more info about PETER WATTS IS AN ANGRY SENTIENT TUMOR, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story
Booksellers and librarians get THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION, the new anthology edited by award winners Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
Alec Checkerfield Uncategorized alexander weinstein, alice sola kim, amal el-mohtar, amman sabet, darcie little badger, david erik nelson, e lily yu, edelweiss, elizabeth story, hannu rajaniemi, jacob weisman, jamie wahls, jason sanford, kelly robson, lettie prell, matt dixon, netgalley, nino cipri, rebecca roanhorse, rich larson, s qiouyi lu, sam j miller, samantha mills, sarah pinsker, suzanne palmer, the new voices of science fiction, vina jie-min prasad
What would you do if your tame worker-bots mutinied? Is your 11 second attention span enough to placate a cranky time-tourist? Would you sell your native language to send your daughter to college?
The avant-garde of science fiction have landed in this space-age sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winner, THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY. Here are the rising stars of the last five years of science fiction, including newcomers as well as already lauded authors: Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, S. Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, and more. Their extraordinary stories have been hand-selected by cutting-edge author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (INVADERS).
So go ahead, join the interstellar revolution. The new kids have hacked the AI.
Table of Contents
- “The Shape of My Name” by Nino Cipri
- “Madeleine” by Amal El-Mohtar
- “One Hour, Every Seven Years” by Alice Sola Kim
- “Ice” by Rich Larson
- “Robo-Liopleurodon!” by Darcie Little Badger
- “Mother Tongues” by S. Qiouyi Lu
- “Calved” by Sam J. Miller
- “Strange Waters” by Samantha Mills
- “In the Sharing Place” by David Erik Nelson
- “The Secret Life of Bots” by Suzanne Palmer
- “Our Lady of the Open Road” by Sarah Pinsker
- “A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
- “The Need for Air” by Lettie Prell
- “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse
- “A Study in Oils” by Kelly Robson
- “Tender Loving Plastics” by Amman Sabet
- “Toppers” by Jason Sanford
- “Utopia? LOL!” by Jamie Wahls
- “Openness” by Alexander Weinstein
- “The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi” by E. Lily Yu
For more info about THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION, visit the Tachyon page.
“A contemporary fantasy that is wholly original. I want to read it again and again.”
—Ellen Klages, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Passing Strange
Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Martin, inspired author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, poring over her letters, sharing their theories online, and gathering at book conventions. It is just a matter of time before one fan gets too close.
So when the seemingly-perfect Kate Burden appears at the local park, Ivy knows that something isn’t right. Kate has charmed the entire family, but she is suspiciously curious about Ivory Apples. And Ivy must protect what she and her Great-Aunt share: magic that is real, untamable, and—despite anyone’s desire—always prefers choosing its own vessel.
“A powerful fairy tale set without compromise in the modern world—the characters are convincingly real, and the magic is genuinely enchanting and perilous.”
—Tim Powers, author of Alternate Routes and Down and Out in Purgatory
For info on IVORY APPLES, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story
“One of the best story collections of the past few years.” —Booklist, starred review
“16 hard-edged pieces that gleam like gems in a mosaic.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Kameron Hurley is a badass.” —Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous
When renegade author Kameron Hurley (The Light Brigade; The Stars Are Legion) takes you to the future, be prepared for the unexpected. Yes, it will be dangerous, frequently brutal, and often devastating. But it’s also savagely funny, deliriously strange, and absolutely brimming with adventure.
In these edgy, unexpected tales, a body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant, and an orphan falls in love with a sentient starship. Fighters ally to power a reality-bending engine, and a swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world—from her plague-casting former wife.
So come meet Kameron Hurley in the future. The version she’s created here is weirder—and far more hopeful—than you could ever imagine.
Table of Contents
- An Introduction: Meet Me in The Future by Kameron Hurley
- Elephants and Corpses
- When We Fall
- The Red Secretary
- The Sinners and the Sea
- The Women of Our Occupation
- The Fisherman and the Pig Garda
- The Plague Givers
- Warped Passages
- Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light!
- The Corpse Archives
- The War of Heroes
- The Light Brigade
- The Improbable War
For info on MEET ME IN THE FUTURE, visit the Tachyon page.