As the Siberian tundra melts, a deadly virus is released from the ice and devastates the world. How High We Go In The Dark is a series of personal stories from a parallel now exploring themes of connection, grief and hope as humanity grapples with a rapidly-changing context.
If I’m brutally honest, there’s one book coming out this month that I’m more excited about than all the rest, but as usual there’s several intriguing titles heading our way. If there’s always room for one more, these are the ones I recommend you take a look at.
When the House’s most prized courtesan is murdered, nobody says a word. When she rises from the dead to seek revenge, her friends must decide whether to stay silent or to secure their own safety by betraying her to the House. How do you decide what’s best when all your choices have been taken away?
I had an incredibly exclusive watchlist for December releases until last week, when it doubled in size – from one book to two. Rest assured there are more than 2 SFF releases this month, but I’m focusing on a very selective handful (although yes, I’ve got more than two now I’ve done my research). If there’s always room for one more, these are the ones I’m considering…
Last month saw the release of Perhaps the Stars, the final volume of Ada Palmer’s highly-respected Terra Ignota series. I’ve been meaning to read these books for years, but somehow they kept sliding down Mount TBR. Then Mayri the BookForager suggested we buddy read Too Like The Lightning – and friends, I’m so glad I didn’t tackle this on my own.
We identified a stand-out shortlist of 2020 nominees. We have read – and discussed – and read some more. We have examined our hearts and torn out our hair to choose our winners. This has been the most closely-contested year yet, but it’s time to reveal our 2021 Subjective Chaos Kind of Award winners.
There’s a long-standing British radio show that invites celebrities to pick the eight musical tracks, single book and one luxury item they’d want with them if they were stranded on a desert island. For Wyrd and Wonder, I gave this concept a fantasy bookish spin – for SciFiMonth, damn right we’re taking it into space…
With Sinopticon, critically acclaimed writer and essayist Xueting Christine Ni has curated a unique exploration of China’s speculative fiction from the late 20th Century onwards. In advance of publication next week, she was kind enough to stop by for a chat about translation, curation and the Chinese science fiction scene.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. This week, I’m sailing slightly off-topic – debatably – because I want to talk about SFnal novellas for SciFiMonth.
November is here, which means the good ship SciFiMonth is blasting off with a crew full of SFnal-loving geeks to spend 30 days celebrating the joys and horrors of but what if? We’ll be reading, watching, listening, playing and above all chattering our way through all forms of science fiction all month long.
I had very little idea what November has in store for us, but hang on to your hats, folks – I’ve been digging and next month is chock full of interesting SFF releases. If there’s always room for one more, these are the ones I’m considering…
Back in May, I took the Wyrd and Wonder challenge prompts and reworked them as a book bingo for anyone fancying a reading challenge. Of course I couldn’t resist doing the same for SciFiMonth! If you’re looking for a way to structure your TBR or just love filling boxes and entering a giveaway, look no further…
Locked in the back room of a research institute where little work is ever done, Cabinet 13 holds secret files documenting cases of spontaneous evolution. When a bored office assistant picks the lock, his understanding of the world changes – but how will forbidden knowledge transform him?
It’s SciFiMonth next month! Time to stack our TBRs, prep our star charts, lay in an epic quantity of tea (*other drinks are available) and hope someone aboard knows how to handle tribbles. If you’re looking for ideas on how to join in the shenanigans, the SciFiMonth Challenge is here to help.
If love does not pin you down, if love is not heavy enough to keep you in place, what on earth could be? If love is not enough then guilt cannot be enough, duty cannot be enough. But what do they weigh?