The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

Staff Pick

Now in a 50th Anniversary edition, this is the novel that established Patricia McKillip as one of the finest voices in fantasy. Sybel is a wizard living on a forgotten mountain--alone but for the menagerie of marvelous animals spellbound by her father and grandfather. Grappling with consent, power, violence, empire, love, and humanity, McKillip's work has stood the test of time to become a true classic: unforgettable, lifechanging, and infinitely re-readable.

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ISBN: 9781616964108
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Published: Tachyon Publications - February 29th, 2024

The Privilege of the Happy Ending by Kij Johnson

Staff Pick

Intensely concerned with form, Johnson in this delightful, strange, eclectic, and thought-provoking collection offers stories that run the gambit from odd to enrapturing. Some are stray odd ideas somehow stretched into entertaining pieces, like the four-page "Crows Attempt Human-Style Riddles, And One Joke," while others, like "The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe," are sprawling hundred-plus page novellas, asserting Johnson's ability to make a weird premise into a fully fleshed and fantastic tale. You're sure to find something here that challenges your conceptions and makes you excited about shorter form speculative fiction.

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ISBN: 9781618732118
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 24th, 2023

Rakesfall by Vajra Chandrasekera

Staff Pick

Chandrasekera's highly ambitious second novel takes head-on seemingly every scientific and mystical idea ever discussed in the SF genre and succeeds in doing so wildly and wonderfully. Following his two protagonists as they are reincarnated across many lives, stories, and time-periods, Chandrasekera sketches a history and a future of liberational struggle that is at once awe-inspiring, epic, uncanny, and familiar. I can't recommend this literary marvel highly enough!


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ISBN: 9781250847683
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Published: Tordotcom - June 18th, 2024