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Gift Guide--Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

New Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror!

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction By Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250833006
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Published: Tordotcom - November 15th, 2022

"[A] magnificent and wide-ranging anthology . . . A must-read for all genre fans."—Publishers Weekly, starred review


The Future Is Female! Volume Two, The 1970s: More Classic Science Fiction Storie s By Women: A Library of America Special Publication By Lisa Yaszek (Editor) Cover Image
By Lisa Yaszek (Editor)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781598537321
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Published: Library of America - October 18th, 2022

Go back to the Future Is Female in this all new collection of wildly entertaining stories by the trailblazing feminist writers who transformed American science fiction in the 1970s


The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2022 By John Joseph Adams, Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358690122
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2022

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and guest editor Rebecca Roanhorse and series editor John Joseph Adams select twenty pieces that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year and explore the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today. 


We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2021 By L. D. Lewis (Editor), Charles Payseur (Editor) Cover Image
By L. D. Lewis (Editor), Charles Payseur (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781952086540
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Published: Neon Hemlock Press - September 27th, 2022

This second volume in Neon Hemlock's yearly series celebrating the wonder and breadth of queer speculative fiction contains stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and many spaces in between. Edited by LD Lewis and series editor Charles Payseur.


Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry By David Ly (Editor), Daniel Zomparelli (Editor) Cover Image
By David Ly (Editor), Daniel Zomparelli (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551529011
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2022

The fiction and poetry of Queer Little Nightmares reimagines monsters old and new through a queer lens, subverting the horror gaze to celebrate ideas and identities canonically feared in monster lit. Throughout history, monsters have appeared in popular culture as stand-ins for the non-conforming, the marginalized of society.


Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063021426
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 23rd, 2022

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of The Poppy War  


Kindred, Gift Edition By Octavia Butler Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807006924
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Published: Beacon Press - September 20th, 2022

The New York Times best-selling author’s time-travel classic that makes us feel the horrors of American slavery and indicts our country’s lack of progress on racial reconciliation


The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer By Janelle Monáe Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063070875
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 19th, 2022

New York Times bestseller!


Spear By Nicola Griffith Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250819321
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Published: Tordotcom - April 19th, 2022

"A pleasure to follow [and] a lovely flexing of Griffith’s strengths in short form." The New York Times Book Review

“Spectacular—I've been waiting years for this book to exist.” —Maria Dahvana Headley, author of Beowulf: A New Translation


The World We Make: A Novel (The Great Cities #2) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316509893
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Published: Orbit - November 1st, 2022

Four-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K.


Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) By Marlon James Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220201
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

“Masterfully flips the first installment on its head... James makes the mythic tantalizingly real.’” —Esquire
 
"Even more brilliant than the first.” —Buzzfeed

An Instant New York Times Bestseller and NPR Best Book of 2022 pick

 


A Half-Built Garden By Ruthanna Emrys Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250210982
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Published: Tordotcom - July 26th, 2022

A literary descendent of Ursula K. Le Guin, Ruthanna Emrys crafts a novel of extraterrestrial diplomacy and urgent climate repair bursting with quiet, tenuous hope and an underlying warmth. A Half-Built Garden depicts a world worth building towards, a humanity worth saving from itself, and an alien community worth entering with open arms.


Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250849458
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Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022

C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.

“Stylish supernatural noir with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it.”—Laini Taylor


The Genesis of Misery By Neon Yang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788979
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Published: Tor Books - September 27th, 2022

A Goodreads Best Science Fiction Choice Award Nominee
A New York Public Library Top 10 Book of 2022

An immersive, electrifying space-fantasy, Neon Yang's debut novel The Genesis of Misery is full of high-tech space battles and political machinations, starring a queer and diverse array of pilots, princesses, and prophetic heirs.


A Strange and Stubborn Endurance (The Tithenai Chronicles #1) By Foz Meadows Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250829139
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Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

“Many a reader longing for a sense of homecoming in the realm of romantic fantasy will find it in A Strange and Stubborn Endurance.”—Jacqueline Carey

“Stolen me? As soon to say a caged bird can be stolen by the sky.”


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A Taste of Gold and Iron By Alexandra Rowland Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250800381
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Published: Tordotcom - August 30th, 2022

Now an Indie Next pick! A Most Anticipated Pick for BookRiot | FanFi Addict | The Nerd Daily | io9 | We Are Bookish | Buzzfeed

“A delicious tangle of romance, fealty, and dangerous politics.”—Tasha Suri


When Women Were Dragons: A Novel By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385548229
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Published: Doubleday - May 3rd, 2022

A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2022 • A rollicking feminist tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting others for who they really are.


The Book Eaters By Sunyi Dean Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810182
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Published: Tor Books - August 2nd, 2022

"I devoured this."—V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue

An International Bestseller
An NPR Best Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction Book of 2022
A BookPage Best Book of 2022
A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee


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Ocean's Echo By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250758866
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Published: Tor Books - November 1st, 2022

Ocean's Echo is a stand-alone space adventure about a bond that will change the fate of worlds, set in the same universe as Everina Maxwell's hit debut, Winter's Orbit.


Nona the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #3) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250854117
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Published: Tordotcom - September 13th, 2022

Tamsyn Muir's New York Times and USA Today bestselling Locked Tomb Series continues with Nona ...the Ninth?

An
Indie Next Pick!

“You will love Nona, and Nona loves you.” —Alix E. Harrow


“Unlike anything I've ever read.” —V.E. Schwab on Gideon the Ninth


Ghost Eaters: A Novel By Clay Chapman Cover Image
$21.99
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ISBN: 9781683692171
Published: Quirk Books - September 20th, 2022

“A Gothic-punk graveyard tale about what haunts history and what haunts the human soul. An addicting read that draws you into its descent from the first page.”—Chuck Wendig, New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Accidents


Begin the World Over By Kung Li Sun Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781849354721
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Published: AK Press - August 23rd, 2022

"This historical fiction with a twist has an intriguing plot that will make the reader ask how the world could be different."
--Booklist

A revolutionary tale of Black and Indigenous insurrection. History as it should have been.


Fables and Spells: Collected and New Short Fiction and Poetry By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781849354509
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Published: AK Press - November 8th, 2022

"The 70 short stories and poems that make up Brown's phenomenal debut collection (after the novella Grievers) explore social justice through an Afrofuturist lens...It's a masterful mix of genre and form that showcases Brown's range and skill. This should be required reading for anyone looking for Black feminist speculative literature."


After the Revolution By Robert Evans Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781849354622
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Published: AK Press - May 10th, 2022

A chronicle of serendipitous alliances in a dystopia that's right around the corner. What will the fracturing of the United States look like? After the Revolution is an edge-of-your-seat answer to that question. In the year 2070, twenty years after a civil war and societal collapse of the "old" United States, extremist militias battle in the crumbling Republic of Texas.


We Won't Be Here Tomorrow: And Other Stories By Margaret Killjoy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849354752
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Published: AK Press - September 20th, 2022

"For this impressive collection, Killjoy (the Danielle Clan series) brings together 21 speculative shorts tinged with just the right amount of horror to keep readers gloriously uncomfortable... Throughout, Killjoy showcases her gift for blending cerebral speculation with visceral thrills. There's plenty to chew on here."
--Publishers Weekly


Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886088
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Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2022
A Library Reads Pick
An Indie Next Pick

A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee

The much-beloved BookTok sensation, Travis Baldree's novel of high fantasy and low stakes.


Manhunt By Gretchen Felker-Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250794642
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 22nd, 2022

"By far the best book I've read this year.” —Roxane Gay

Manhunt is an explosive post-apocalyptic novel that follows trans women and trans men on a grotesque journey of survival, and was named one of the Best Horror novels of 2022 by Esquire and Vulture!

“A modern horror masterpiece.” —Carmen Maria Machado


Summer Sons By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250790293
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Published: Tordotcom - August 16th, 2022

Lee Mandelo's debut Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost.


She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250621818
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Published: Tor Books - June 28th, 2022

British Fantasy Award Winner
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Two-time Hugo Award Finalist
Locus Award Finalist

"Magnificent in every way."—Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

"A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal."—Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister


The Final Girl Support Group By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593201244
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Published: Berkley - June 14th, 2022

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

VOTED GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD BEST HORROR NOVEL OF 2021

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

“The horror master…puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes.”-USA Today


Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789082
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Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.


My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest chilling novel that “will give you nightmares.


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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) By Freya Marske Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250831798
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Published: Tordotcom - October 18th, 2022

An International Bestseller!
Winner of the 2022 Romantic Novel Award in Fantasy!
Locus Award Finalist!

An Indie Next pick and LibraryReads pick—with four starred reviews!
A Best of 2021 Pick for NPR | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble


A Restless Truth (The Last Binding #2) By Freya Marske Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788917
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Published: Tordotcom - November 1st, 2022

"A breathtaking romp of a plot, prose as sparkling and luxuriant as a diamond sautoir, and at the heart of it all a sense of wondrous possibility."—The New York Times

A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick!
An Indie Next pick and LibraryReads pick—with three starred reviews!


The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250820129
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Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A B&N Reads April Pick!


Nothing But Blackened Teeth By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250879516
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Published: Tor Nightfire - August 30th, 2022

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
A Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Award Finalist!
A British Fantasy Award Nominee!
An Indie Next and
October LibraryReads Pick!
2022 RUSA Reading List: Horror Winner!
A Most Anticipated Read on Goodreads, Tor.com, Crime Reads, BookRiot, The Nerd Daily, and more.


Noor By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780756418304
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Published: DAW - July 26th, 2022

Now in paperback, from Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria.


A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

Winner of the Hugo Award!

In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future.


The Tensorate Series: (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, The Ascent to Godhood) By Neon Yang Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250807540
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Published: Tordotcom - September 21st, 2021

The Tensorate Series, which has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, and Lambda Literary Awards, is an incomparable treasure of modern epic fantasy.


Goddess of Filth By V. Castro Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781951971038
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Published: Creature Publishing, LLC - March 30th, 2021

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a's ance. It's all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles and Fernanda starts crawling toward her friends and chanting in Nahuatl, the language of their Aztec ancestors.



The Jasmine Throne (The Burning Kingdoms #1) By Tasha Suri Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316538510
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Published: Orbit - June 8th, 2021

WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL, BOOKLIST, AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

A ruthless princess and a powerful priestess come together to rewrite the fate of an empire in this “fiercely and unapologetically feminist tale of endurance and revolution se