Hild by Nicola Griffith

Staff Pick

Griffith was the first artist to be awarded US residency, and when she turned her focus from lesbian fiction to a historical epic based on a 7th century British noblewoman, the initial surprise moved rapidly to delight and then awe. Comprising what might be called The Hild Sequence, HIld and Menewood are written in an immersive style that renders every descriptor palpable, reflecting Griffith's fastidious research into the era's overlooked queer histories and her efforts to replicate the daily lives of 7th century British peoples. Crack open the resplendent Hild and marvel at a time so different from our own, yet one full of familiar hopes, concerns, joys, loves, and dreams.


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ISBN: 9781250056092
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Published: Picador - October 28th, 2014

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