The West Passage by Jared Pechaček

Staff Pick


Pechaček injects a vividly fresh perspective into the fantasy genre with this knock-your-socks-off debut of unparalleled weirdness--one replete with the author's own gorgeous illustrations. In a castle the size of a city, the inhabitants spend their time fulfilling complex traditions of long-forgotten provenance. But signs of oncoming disaster cause two young people to leave the forgotten corner where they were raised and embark on parallel journeys through the labyrinthian edifice, discovering wonders and horrors beyond their wildest imaginings.


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ISBN: 9781250884831
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Published: Tordotcom - July 16th, 2024

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

Staff Pick

Now in a 50th Anniversary edition, this is the novel that established Patricia McKillip as one of the finest voices in fantasy. Sybel is a wizard living on a forgotten mountain--alone but for the menagerie of marvelous animals spellbound by her father and grandfather. Grappling with consent, power, violence, empire, love, and humanity, McKillip's work has stood the test of time to become a true classic: unforgettable, lifechanging, and infinitely re-readable.

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ISBN: 9781616964108
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Published: Tachyon Publications - February 29th, 2024

The Privilege of the Happy Ending by Kij Johnson

Staff Pick

Intensely concerned with form, Johnson in this delightful, strange, eclectic, and thought-provoking collection offers stories that run the gambit from odd to enrapturing. Some are stray odd ideas somehow stretched into entertaining pieces, like the four-page "Crows Attempt Human-Style Riddles, And One Joke," while others, like "The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe," are sprawling hundred-plus page novellas, asserting Johnson's ability to make a weird premise into a fully fleshed and fantastic tale. You're sure to find something here that challenges your conceptions and makes you excited about shorter form speculative fiction.

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ISBN: 9781618732118
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 24th, 2023