Conservation of Shadows Yoon Ha Lee
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013
There is no such thing as conservation of shadows. When light destroys shadows, darkness does not gain in density elsewhere. When shadows steal over earth and across the sky, darkness… More
The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2013 Rich Horton et al.
This fifth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy series features thirty-three stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Ursula K. Le Guin,… More
The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012 Rich Horton et al.
This fourth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including Jonathan Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson, Kelly Link, Paul… More
Somewhere Beneath Those Waves Sarah Monette
Sarah Monette’s diverse collection delves deeply into the mythic and reaches far beyond everyday reality. Readers cannot resist journeying with her into realms—dangerously dark or illuminatingly revelatory—they… More
Lightspeed: Year One John Joseph Adams et al.
Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams.
Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span… More
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti Genevieve Valentine
Come inside and take a seat; the show is about to begin . . .
Outside any city still standing, the Mechanical Circus Tresaulti sets up its tents. Crowds pack the benches to gawk at the brass-and-copper troupe and their impossible… More
Death and Resurrection R. A. MacAvoy
The award-winning writer of Tea with the Black Dragonand other acclaimed novels returns to fantasy with the intriguing story of Chinese-American artist Ewen Young who gains the ability to travel between the worlds… More
The Secret History of Moscow Ekaterina Sedia
Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets — a dark, cavernous world of magic, weeping trees, and albino jackdaws, where… More
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2012 Paula Guran et al.
Take a journey into darkness. Visit places where one might expect to find the dark—in a house where love was shared and lost, a milky-white pool in an Australian cave, the trenches of World War I, the deep woods. You would… More
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2013 Paula Guran et al.
The darkness creeps upon us and we shudder, or it suddenly startles and we scream. There need be no monsters for us to be terrified in the dark, but if there are, they are just as often human and as supernatural. Join us in … More
Heart of Iron Ekaterina Sedia
In a Russia where the Decembrists’ rebellion was successful and the Trans-Siberian railroad was completed before 1854, Sasha Trubetskaya wants nothing more than to have a decent debut ball in St. Petersburg. But… More
Kabu, Kabu Nnedi Okorafor
Kabu Kabu—unregistered, illegal Nigerian taxis—generally get you where you need to go, but Nnedi Okorafor’s Kabu Kabu takes the reader to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always… More
The Bone Key Sarah Monette
The dead and the monstrous will not leave Kyle Murchison Booth alone, for an unwilling foray into necromancy has made him sensitive to—and attractive to —the creatures who roam the darkness of his once-safe world.… More
Ascension Jacqueline Koyanagi
Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced… More
The Ware Tetralogy Rudy Rucker
It starts with Software, where rebel robots bring immortality to their human creator by eating his brain. Software won the first Philip K. Dick Award. In Wetware, the robots decide to start building people —and people… More
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2011 Edition Paula Guran et al.
Welcome to the dark. It comes in more colors than you may have imagined. Quiet blue shadows, a glimpse of ghostly white, a once-dim corner deepening to stygian black, the sudden scarlet stain in the basement, the flash… More