Hugo award winner and New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi’s latest standalone sci-fi adventure starts in the COVID-19 swept streets of New York City before introducing readers to a whole new dimension. With humor and tension, this newest escapist story is both uplifting and thrilling with massive dinosaur-like creatures–the world’s most dangerous pandas–and an […]
A disposable employee and his unwanted clone on a mission to colonize an ice world + a family clinging to life after an environmental disaster has wiped out the rest of humankind = this week’s Genre Friday sci fi/speculative spotlight! MICKEY7 BY EDWARD ASHTON “Ashton’s novel begins as farce and ends as something considerably deeper; as […]
IN CASE YOU MISSED OUR “GET YOUR YA ON” BOOK BUZZ, OR JUST WANT A REFRESHER, HERE ARE ALL OF THE YA TITLES WE PRESENTED! You can view all four of the publishers’ handouts here. WAKING ROMEO by Kathryn Barker | 9781250174109 | 1/4/22WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE by Emma Lord | 9781250783349 | 1/4/22COLD […]
This Genre Friday spotlights a legendary serial killer in a fantastical city, a riveting adventure exploring self-discovery and abusive cults, and the conclusion to a near-future trilogy. THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT by Marina Lostetter “Lostetter (NOUMENON) makes her fantasy debut with this title…This tale has creative worldbuilding and an intense focus on the psychology of […]
In today’s Imprint Spotlight, Minotaur Books (aka Our Favorite Publisher of Mysteries) Associate Director of Publicity Hector DeJean, offers us reading recs and an inventive new genre. Hector DeJean [Associate Director, Publicity, Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group] “‘Books that make your heart race’ is our slogan at Minotaur. We publish crime fiction, a little […]
Today we spotlight female debut authors with a psychological thriller set in the beautiful French countryside, twelve stories mixing tragedy and comedy, and a sci-fi alternate history set in the early 2000s–check it all out here. THE SAFE PLACE by Anna Downes An Indie Next pick! “Emily Proudman has just lost her temp job, bombed […]
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. THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz FOUR starred […]
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 […]
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)
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.