The Raven Tower -- Ann Leckie

Staff Pick

“This is a tale I have heard,” - a tale told to you, both the reader and protagonist, by a god as they watch it unfold. The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie is unlike any novel I have ever read. This story is told in second person by a character who is somehow both directly involved and entirely above the events they are recounting. It is a tale of gods and politics and stories and words, and I honestly cannot remember the last time I have been so enraptured by a new world.

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ISBN: 9780316388696
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Published: Orbit - February 26th, 2019

The Very Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan -- Caitlin R. Kiernan

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For the past several years, Caitlin Kiernan has been writing some of the best weird stories to be published. Now you can score a nice bundle of them in this conveniently priced collection, The Very Best of Caitlin R Kiernan. All the staples are here: water, squid gods, art history, cults and creeping terror. Any fan of Carmen Maria Machado or Jeff Vandermeer could stand to check these out.

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By Caitlín R. Kiernan, Richard Kadrey (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781616963026
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Published: Tachyon Publications - February 19th, 2019

Black Leopard, Red Wolf -- Marlon James

Staff Pick

 In case "the first book in a trilogy set in fantasy Africa, by the Man Booker winning Marlon James" wasn't enough to hook you, this is also a novel that has shadowy roof walkers, lightning vampires, unreliable narrators, thoughtful exploration of gay sexuality, excellent cursing and one very smart buffalo. A mix of sword and sorcery and harrowing character drama, it's absolutely worth the investment of time and serious emotional anxiety it'll take to see it through.

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ISBN: 9780735220171
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019