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#1

What do readers say about All Systems Red?

pacy and punchyfast paced and short

A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.

"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."

In a ... Read more about All Systems Red

I COULD HAVE BECOME a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been wel...

#2

What do readers say about Every Heart a Doorway?

bitterly wistful and heartbreakingthe characters are easy

Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children

No Solicitations

No Visitors

No Quests... Read more about Every Heart a Doorway

THE HABIT OF NARRATION, of crafting something miraculous out of the commonplace, was hard to break. Narration came naturally after a time spent in the company of talking scarecrows or disappearing cat...

#3

What do readers say about Different Seasons?

a collection of novellasa must read

Includes the stories "The Body" and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"-set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

A "hypnotic" (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas-including the inspirations behind the films Stand B... Read more about Different Seasons

He looked like the total all-American kid as he pedalled his twenty-six-inch Schwinn with the ape-hanger handlebars up the residential suburban street, and that's just what he was: Todd Bowden, thirte...

#4

What do readers say about This Is How You Lose the Time War?

flowery, poetic languagelyrical and compelling

HUGO AWARD WINNER: BEST NOVELLA

NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINNER: BEST NOVELLA

"[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as... Read more about This Is How You Lose the Time War

That was fun, she thinks, but the thought sours in the framing. It was clean, at least. Climb up time’s threads into the past and make sure no one survives this battle to muddle the futures her Agency...

#5

What do readers say about The Hellbound Heart?

macabre and disturbing novellagrotesque and dark

Frank Cotton's insatiable appetite for the dark pleasures of pain led him to the puzzle of Lemarchand's box, and from there, to a death only a sick-minded soul could invent. But his brother's love-crazed wife, Julia, has discovered a way to bring Fra... Read more about The Hellbound Heart

So intent was Frank upon solving the puzzle of Lemarchand's box that he didn't hear the great bell begin to ring. The device had been constructed by a master craftsman, and the riddle was this-that th...

#6

What do readers say about Silver in the Wood?

calm, quirky, and engaginga short novella

Winner of the 2020 World Fantasy Award!

From Astounding Award and Crawford Award Finalist Emily Tesh

An ALA RUSA Reading List Selection

"A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Deep and green and wonderful."-New York Times bestsellin... Read more about Silver in the Wood

IT WAS THE MIDDLE OF AN AUTUMN DOWNPOUR when Tobias first met Henry Silver. Summer had come and gone, and the wood was quiet. Tobias was snug inside his neat little cottage with Pearl asleep on the he...

#7

"Prepare to fall in love with Binti." -Neil Gaiman

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of h... Read more about Binti

I powered up the transporter and said a silent prayer. I had no idea what I was going to do if it didn’t work. My transporter was cheap, so even a droplet of moisture, or more likely, a grain of sand,...

#8

What do readers say about The Ballad of Black Tom?

lovecraftian horror storyfantastic cosmic horror novella

One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Fantasy Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards

People move to New Yo... Read more about The Ballad of Black Tom

People who move to New York always make the same mistake. They can’t see the place. This is true of Manhattan, but even the outer boroughs, too, be it Flushing Meadows in Queens or Red Hook in Brookly...

#9

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

"A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Cla... Read more about Ring Shout

There’s a bunch parading down Third Street, wearing white robes and pointed hoods. Not a one got their face covered. I hear them first Klans after the Civil War hid behind pillowcases and flour sacks ...

#10

What do readers say about The Empress of Salt and Fortune?

rich and windinga great feminist short

A 2021 Finalist for the Hugo Award | the Locus Award | the Ignyte Award

Winner of the 2020 Crawford Award!

"Dangerous, subtle, unexpected and familiar, angry and ferocious and hopeful... The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a remarkable accomplishment ... Read more about The Empress of Salt and Fortune

Chiming bells. Chih rolled to their feet, glancing around the perimeter and squinting at the jangling string of bells that surrounded the small campsite. For a moment, they were back at the abbey in S...

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