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
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?
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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