Articles tagged "scifi"

Kirkus’s 30 Most Anticipated Fiction Books for Fall

Watch out for Kirkus’s most anticipated Fall fiction!

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz

A September Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews! A novel about a Dominican teenager’s arranged marriage and immigration to New York City, set in the 1960s and inspired by the author’s mother.


FOUR starred reviews! A story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love.

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

A PW Most Anticipated + FOUR starred reviews! The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo: a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite.


A tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.

SUICIDE WOODS by Benjamin Percy

A spine-tingling new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of THRILL ME and THE DARK NET.


THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois is the ultimate in science fiction anthologies from a world authority on the genre, and it’s just received its third starred review!

“This anthology is another illuminating look into some of the best current sf from the last decade and more, offering a glorious range of characters, plots, and themes as well as forgotten fiction from sf’s favorite authors.”–Library Journal, starred review

“The 38 stories in this culling of the last 15 annual anthologies edited by the late Dozois testify to the breathtaking scope of science fiction and the diversity and talent of its writers.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This anthology is highly recommended for anyone interested in all of the rich and varied possibilities sf as a genre has to offer.”–Booklist, starred review

Starred Review for Transcendental

Exploration! Intrigue! Redemption! SPACE!

SFWA Grand Master James Gunn brings us TRANSCENDENTAL, the story of Riley, a veteran of interstellar war and one of many beings from various worlds aboard a ship on a pilgrimage that spans the galaxy. Riley isn't aboard to achieve transcendence, the mystical concept that has drawn everyone else to this journey, his mission is to find and kill the prophet who is reputed to help aliens transcend.

"Impeccably plotted, with absorbing human and alien characters and back stories, Gunn's narrative expertly cranks up the tension and paranoia as, piece by piece, answers emerge. Gunn’s best in years—quite possibly his best ever." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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NASA and Tor–Finally Going Steady

Let's be honest, we've all been waiting for this announcement for a long time.

NASA and Tor have been making eyes at each other for years, insisting it was only mutual respect. Well, the rest of us were getting sick of it. Thankfully, they broke down and admitted they like like each other. 

Here are a few highlights from the press release:

In an effort to introduce, inform and inspire readers about NASA, the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has partnered with Tor-Forge Books to develop and publish a series of science-fiction-themed books. 

Referred to as "NASA Inspired Works of Fiction," these books will be based on concepts pertinent to current and future agency missions and operations.

Many people who work in science and technology often credit science fiction as a significant inspiration for their career choices.

NASA will pair scientists and engineers with Tor-Forge writers to help raise awareness and enhance public interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NASA's goal is to attract and retain students focused on STEM studies, strengthening the agency and the nation's future workforce. 

Here's to a very exciting and unapologetically nerdy union! We wish you only happiness in your deep future.