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Library Journal Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction

Library Journal‘s genre spotlight on Science Fiction has so much Macmillan goodness, it’s out of this world!

Epics Still Rule

THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT by Seth Dickinson
On sale Sept. 15, 2015
A heart-wrenching political fantasy debut about power, colonialism, and being different. It already has two starred reviews:
“Dickinson’s debut, the start of a trilogy set in an impressively well-crafted fantasy world, is assured and impressive. He combines social engineering, economic trickery, and coldhearted pseudoscientific theories to weave a compelling, utterly surprising narrative that keeps readers guessing until the end.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is an accomplished debut, with a heroine whose motives are murky, seemingly even to herself. The twists and turns our unreliable narrator takes as she pushes the Aurdwynn nobles to rebel reveal her goals yet also expose her loneliness. We’ve only seen a fraction of the world of the Masquerade and a glimpse of Baru’s plans, setting the stage for a compelling series.” — Library Journal, starred review

Still Popular But Evolving

ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
On sale Jan. 26, 2016
A young witch and an engineer in the hipster mecca of San Francisco race to save the planet from plunging into a new dark age in io9.com editor Anders’s new novel.

In the Wind

UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde
On sale Sept. 1, 2015
Debut author Wilde creates a fascinating world of floating cities made of living bone where the residents strap on wings and soar on the air currents.

The End of the World

CHASING THE PHOENIX by Michael Swanwick
Available now
Swanwick’s new novel stars two con men (one is a genetically engineered dog) making their way through a future China that has reverted to pre-industrial levels.

The Horror, The Horror!

DEAD RINGERS by Christopher Golden
On sale Nov. 3, 2015
Golden’s DEAD RINGERS fits into the horror mold with its storyline about people facing their döpplegangers—doubles animated by long-dead magicians.

ROBERT KIRKMAN’S THE WALKING DEAD: INVASION by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga
On sale Oct. 6, 2015
For hard-hitting zombie fiction look no farther than Bonansinga and Kirkman’s INVASION, the latest novelization of Kirkman’s hit graphic novel series “The Walking Dead.”

Does SF/Fantasy Translate?

THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu
Available now
The sequel to the tour de force near-future adventure THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM, from China’s bestselling and most beloved science fiction writer.

Don’t miss the Q&A with Patrick Nielsen Hayden on John Scalzi’s significant $3.4 million deal with Tor Books to write 13 books in the next ten years. Scalzi’s latest book, THE END OF ALL THINGS, is available now.

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