The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

Staff Pick

Maggie, a lapsed-poet-turned-LA-journalist, inherits her poetry mentor's house after his mysterious death and, while going through his papers, library, and getting to know his community, soon comes to love her new rural Tuscon home. She also stumbles into some cryptic doings surrounding her benefactor's final project. In this rare fantasy that engages meaningfully and gracefully with American landscapes, Windling weaves a spellbinding, beautiful book filled to the brim with poetry, art, and meditations on how the arts affect the magics of the world and our souls, and also considers how our collective conversations through art can lead us back to harmony with both the natural world and each other.

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ISBN: 9781250237552
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2021

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

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You know that feeling when you move back home after college and your dead grandmother's ghost haunts you, and home is so different now?! And then your grandmother starts following you around, and she's constantly roasting you, and she knows you're gay but your parents don't? And then she wants you to work out that tiff she's having with the local gods--along with the mob? This book perfectly captures that relatable experience. It's a seriously good and endlessly exciting novel, both a fascinating exploration of the author's own culture and an all-too-real depiction of graduating into today's workforce, one that reckons with the lasting effects of imperialist systems of governance and globalization, and that looks straight-on at violent systems where women and queer people take the brunt of the injustice.

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By Zen Cho
ISBN: 9780425283431
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Published: Ace - May 11th, 2021

Exordia by Seth Dickinson

Staff Pick

In Dickinson's first science-fiction novel since his dazzling Masquerade fantasy series, aliens have uncovered evidence of possible weapons of mass destruction on Earth--and it's the most daring and over-the-top sci-fi book I've encountered in ages. Good beyond words, it's the anti-imperialist, radical pacifist, technicolor mind-blowing lightshow you've been waiting for. It shimmers with explosive insight, like a funhouse mirror leftist lampooning of the Tom Clancy thread of propagandistic spy novels by way of space opera. Or even the wide-screen baroque majesty of Arkardy Martine's Teixcalaan duology meets the hilarity- and despair-inducing violence of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb series.

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ISBN: 9781250233011
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Published: Tor Books - January 23rd, 2024