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“Kowal’s short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written…[with this collection she] sends readers off on a breathless trip to the stars.”


WarGod-150Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son

Yamada is back, sober, and tasked with keeping a young warlord alive long enough to put down an uprising. Yamada can deal with demons, monsters, and angry ghosts, but the greatest threat of all is one final assassin, hidden in a place where no one—especially Lord Yamada—would ever think to look.


GhostSummer-150Ghost Summer: Stories

“In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award-winner Due uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present . . . Even facing the end of the world and what comes after it, Due remains in control, carefully unveiling characters’ thoughts and feelings to her enthralled readers.”


YBSF&FNovellas2015-150The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas

inaugurates a new annual series of anthologies featuring some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers . . .


YBDFH2015-150The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror

This sixth annual volume is full of a variety of eccentric, extensive, and exceptional dark fiction. Master writers, award winners, new discoveries to delight (and occasionally) disturb . . .


YBSFF2015-150The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

Rich Horton returns with the seventh yearly edition of great science fiction and fantasy by some of the genre’s greatest authors: your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow . . .


MERMAIDS-150Mermaids & Other Mysteries of the Deep

A wet, refreshing summer read! Immerse yourself in a watery sf/f world of mermaids, sirens, rusalki, nymphs, selkies, and humans modified to survive underwater . . .


NEWCTHULU2-150New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird

A few years ago, New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presented some of the best Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft…


YamadaYamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate

Yamada no Goji is a minor nobleman of ancient Japan who has lost everything—except a single purpose: keep a promise to the woman he loved. In order to fulfill his vow, all he has to do is fight a horde of demons and monsters, bargain with a few ghosts, and change the course of history…


TimeTravel-150Time Travel: Recent Trips

State-of-the-art speculative stories collected from those written in the twenty-first century. Forward to the past, back to the future—get ready for some fascinating trips!


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Starred Review for WARRIOR WOMEN!

Warrior-200Publishers Weekly Starred Review:

Two dozen stories of women warriors form this epic anthology of stories about those forced to fight, those who chose to fight regardless of odds, those who ran from their destiny as warriors, and those who will end war at any cost. In Caitlín R. Kiernan’s “The Sea Troll’s Daughter,” the titular daughter of a fearsome beast reluctantly confronts the woman who slew her father. In Carrie Vaughn’s nonspeculative “The Girls from Avenger,” a WWII pilot tries to determine the cause of her friend’s mysterious crash. An immortal wandering warrior meets an immortal prisoner in George R.R. Martin’s hopeful but bleak “The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr.” Spaceship captain Tory Sabin must battle bureaucracy and physics to locate a missing friend in “The Application of Hope” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The warriors include girls as well as grown women: young Thien Bao is offered the chance to end a cataclysmic war at an unimaginable cost in Aliette de Bodard’s “The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile,” and a girl who discovers her father is a “monster” grows into a woman who tries to save others from his fate in Ken Liu’s “In the Loop.” Each story contains strength and compassion, even when the personal cost is high. The depictions of battle and trauma are rarely graphic, but they’re as hard-hitting as the subject demands. This is a truly impressive accomplishment for Guran and her contributors.

Two Goodreads Giveaways! The War God’s Son & Word Puppets

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Yamada Monogatari by Richard Parks

Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son

by Richard Parks

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Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal

Word Puppets

by Mary Robinette Kowal

Giveaway ends November 24, 2015.

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PW Review of Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son by Richard Parks

WarGod-200Publishers Weekly Review:

Parks’s second Yamada Monogatari fantasy adventure (after To Break the Demon Gate) follows the demon-hunter Lord Yamada and his priestly friend Kenji in their efforts to stop the rebellious onslaught of the militaristic Abe Clan. Yamada must also contend with the dangerous Lord Tenshin, who holds a grudge against him. When Yamada and Kenji are called by the high noble Prince Kanemore to join an ongoing war, they’re daunted to learn that both the Abe Clan and Tenshin are capable of creating shikigami, demons constructed out of paper and the souls of the dead. With a refreshingly conversational narrative, Parks captures the different facets of Japanese mythology and visions of the supernatural. Lord Yamada is a complex and entertaining protagonist, and his personal battles, whether with demons or his relationships with women, are compelling. Parks creates a rich world, further proving that in this series, nothing is as it seems. Suspenseful and often thought-provoking, Parks’s work is a delight to read. (Oct.)

PW Starred Review for Kowal’s WORD PUPPETS

Word-Puppets-200Publishers Weekly STARRED Review:

Kowal’s short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written. These 19 tales vary widely. “The Bound Man” spans ages within a dramatic alternate world; “Chrysalis” examines a single segment of an alien life cycle. Characters struggle to sort out difficult interfamilial relationships on a generation ship in “For Want of a Nail.” Readers will sympathize with a teenage girl who is both stereotypically American and undeniably fae in “American Changeling.” Some stories, such as “The White Phoenix Feather,” offer a moment of laughter to lighten the mood, but even within the humor, the writing is serious in execution, style, and timing. Kowal sends readers off on a breathless trip to the stars.


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Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due

Ghost Summer

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  • Apr: Street Magicks, ed. Paula Guran
  • May: Cthulhu’s Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror, eds. Paula R. Stiles & Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016 Edition, ed. Rich Horton
  • Jul The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
  • Aug: The Year’s Best Science & Fantasy Novellas: 2016 Edition, Paula Guran
  • Sep: Yamada Monogatori: The Emperor in Shadow by Richard Parks (novel)
  • Oct: A Feast of Sorrows: Stories by Angela Slatter (collection)

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