Friday, August 21, 2015

Forecast: weird and wild, women of fantasy and sci-fi

I just want to give you a little heads up about a few upcoming books you'll want to know about:

Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

A new story collection from Nalo Hopkinson who brings us funny, smart, fresh fantasy and sci-fi influenced by her Afro-Caribbean, Canadian, and American roots. If you like Nnendi Okorafor, Octavia Butler or Ursula K. LeGuin, you need to check out Nalo Hopkinson. I recommend Sister Mine to get started with her.

A Portable Shelter by Kirsty Logan

I know you just returned The Gracekeepers so you're thinking "Another Kirsty Logan so soon?" Yes.

A Portable Shelter is an illustrated collection of short stories in the same Scottish folklore inspired, sea drenched vein as The Gracekeepers, sure to be just as enchanting.

Alice by Christina Henry

Due to hit shelves in early August, this re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland sounds creepy and dark, surreal of course, and quite promising.

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

You guys!


*Jumping up and down*

A new Margaret Atwood novel you guys!

If you loved her dystopian novels A Handmaid's Tale, and the Maddaddam Trilogy, get ready to be as excited as I am right now.

Company Town by Madeline Ashby

New from science fiction imprint Tor, and not due to be released until April 2016, Company Town is the story of Hwa, the last "organic" person left in her community. Also, there's a serial killer on the loose. I love a good sci-fi/thriller, don't you?

Radiance by Catherynne Valente

A "decopunk" title, also from Tor. Decopunk?! I assume this means there is a logical progression in science fiction from the Victorian-infused steampunk, to early 20th century art deco inspired technology to form the sub-genre decopunk. I'm picturing Fritz Lang's 1929 film, Woman in the Moon and I'm totally OK with that.

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

A comic, apocalyptic, time-travelling, magical love story by Io9's editor in chief?

Yes please!

Keep an eye out for this one in January, 2016.

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