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Gift Guide--Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

New Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror!

Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy By Paula Guran (Editor) Cover Image
By Paula Guran (Editor)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781949102550
Published: Night Shade - July 27th, 2021

An Anthology of Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy from Award-Winning Editor Paula Guran

Speculative fiction imagines drastically diverse ways of being and worlds that are other than the one with which we are familiar. Queerness is a natural fit for such fiction, so one would expect it to be customarily included.


Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923 By Lisa Morton (Editor), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor) Cover Image
By Lisa Morton (Editor), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor)
$20.34
ISBN: 9781643138541
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 12th, 2021

From two acclaimed experts in the genre, a brand-new volume of supernatural stories showcasing the forgotten female horror writers from 1852–1923.

While the nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley may be hailed as the first modern writer of horror, the success of her immortal Frankenstein undoubtedly inspired dozens of female authors who wrote their own evocative, chilling tales.


Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology By Alex Hernandez (Editor), Matthew David Goodwin (Editor), Sarah Rafael García (Editor) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780814257982
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Published: Mad Creek Books - September 8th, 2021

“An outstanding showcase of contemporary Latinx authors exploring identity through the conventions of sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism. Themes of family, migration, and community resonate throughout these 38 masterful stories.


Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness By Dave Ring (Editor) Cover Image
By Dave Ring (Editor)
$24.99
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ISBN: 9781952086304
Published: Neon Hemlock Press - October 31st, 2021

Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

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.

Hugo Award Finalist
A National Bestseller
Indie Next Pick


The Freedom Race (The Dreambird Chronicles #1) By Lucinda Roy Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250258908
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Published: Tor Books - July 13th, 2021

The Freedom Race, Lucinda Roy’s explosive first foray into speculative fiction, is a poignant blend of subjugation, resistance, and hope.


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.


The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers Weekly


A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
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Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined.


Future Feeling: A Novel By Joss Lake Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766887
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Published: Soft Skull - June 1st, 2021

Longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel


How to Dispatch a Human: Stories and Suggestions By Stephanie Andrea Allen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781735906508
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Published: Blf Press LLC - March 2nd, 2021

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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) By Freya Marske Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788870
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Published: Tordotcom - November 2nd, 2021

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


My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel
Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR

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 novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham


Noor By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780756416096
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Published: DAW - November 16th, 2021

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.


The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982102548
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, a family searches for the truth hidden in their past in this “expertly woven tale of family power, threaded with as much mystery as magic” (V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations.


When the Reckoning Comes: A Novel By LaTanya McQueen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780063035041
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 3rd, 2021

A haunting novel about a black woman who returns to her hometown for a plantation wedding and the horror that ensues as she reconnects with the blood-soaked history of the land and the best friends she left behind.


Nothing But Blackened Teeth By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250759412
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 19th, 2021

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
A Bram Stoker Award Nominee and World Fantasy Award Finalist!
An August Derleth 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.


Summer Sons By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
$28.99
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ISBN: 9781250790286
Published: Tordotcom - September 28th, 2021

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.


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 Final Girl Support Group By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593201237
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Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

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


She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
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Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

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 Echo Wife By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is “a trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.”--Entertainment Weekly

I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married.


Flowers for the Sea By Zin E. Rocklyn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250804037
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Published: Tordotcom - October 19th, 2021

A Library Journal Editor's Pick! A Den of Geeks Best Books of 2021!

Flowers for the Sea
is a dark, dazzling debut novella that reads like Rosemary's Baby by way of Octavia E. Butler


We are a people who do not forget.


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437685
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the “engrossing and vibrant” (Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby) first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god


Master of Poisons By Andrea Hairston Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250260567
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Published: Tordotcom - August 31st, 2021

“This is a prayer hymn, a battle cry, a love song, a legendary call and response bonfire talisman tale. This is medicine for a broken world." —Daniel José Older

Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons


NEW MATERIAL FOR A NEW EDITION!


The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name.


The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
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Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND INDIE BESTSELLER
One of Buzzfeed's "Best Books of 2022"!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Locus Awards Top Ten Finalist for Fantasy Novel


Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation By Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy (Adapted by), John Jennings (Illustrator), Hopkinson Nalo (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy (Adapted by), John Jennings (Illustrator), Hopkinson Nalo (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419754050
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - July 6th, 2021

2021 Hugo Award Winner for Best Graphic Story or Comic

The graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel, Parable of the Sower, the follow-up to Kindred, a #1 New York Times bestseller

In this graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E.


Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


Empire of Wild: A Novel By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062975959
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2021

“Deftly written, gripping and informative. Empire of Wild is a rip-roaring read!”—Margaret Atwood, From Instagram


Docile By K.M. Szpara Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250216335
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Published: Tordotcom - March 16th, 2021

K. M. Szpara's Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

There is no consent under capitalism.


Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction
World Fantasy Awards Finalist


The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality.


A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) By Naomi Novik Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593128503
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Published: Del Rey - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.


The Year of the Witching By Alexis Henderson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593099612
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Published: Ace - June 15th, 2021

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
 


Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction By Joshua Whitehead (Editor) Cover Image
By Joshua Whitehead (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551528113
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 20th, 2020

Lambda Literary Award winner


Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!

A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Crawford Award