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Spoonbenders Will Make You Fall in Love with a Very Weird Family

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Spoonbenders Will Make You Fall in Love with a Very Weird Family

I firmly believe the American Condition is rooted in family—dysfunctional families to be exact. All families are dysfunctional to a degree—whatever...
The Cover of Skyfarer Shows Us What an Intergalactic Dark Lord Should Look Like

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The Cover of Skyfarer Shows Us What an Intergalactic Dark Lord Should Look Like

Last year, we announced Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey, a new science fantasy from Angry Robot, and all we needed to get excited about it were four words:...
The Queen of Swords Is Feminist as Hell

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The Queen of Swords Is Feminist as Hell

The Queen of Swords, the third installment of R.S. Belcher’s Golgotha series, is also the first to take place outside the confines of the small...
Michael Whelan's full cover painting for The WItchwood Crown

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The Witchwood Crown Is a Triumphant Return to a Beloved Fantasy World

Epic fantasy fans are used to waiting for years to return to their favorite worlds—the wait for the sixth volume in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Natural Magic, a Decidedly Weird Dystopian World, and a Return to Osten Ard

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Natural Magic, a Decidedly Weird Dystopian World, and a Return to Osten Ard

Amatka, by Karin Tidbeck Celebrated short story writer Karen Tidbeck spins out her dystopian debut novel from a bizarrely exhausting central idea: in...
Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show Packs a Heady, Alchemical Genre Punch

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Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show Packs a Heady, Alchemical Genre Punch

Begin with the Pacific Northwest of 1878. Add heaping of magic circus here, a little bit of weird west there, plus a pinch of steampunk aesthetic for...
Theodora Goss Talks Bad Dads, Monstrous Women, and Wrestling with Novel Writing

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Theodora Goss Talks Bad Dads, Monstrous Women, and Wrestling with Novel Writing

Classic monsters of literature have never failed to fascinate, and their stories have been retold in various forms—and in various formats. Like the...
The Kill Society, Sandman Slim Is Dead, But Can Still Bring the Violence

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The Kill Society, Sandman Slim Is Dead, But Can Still Bring the Violence

The Kill Society, the ninth book in Richard Kadrey’s wildly popular saga of Sandman Slim, definitely takes the series to new territory. While the...
The Best New Manga of July 2017

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The Best New Manga of July 2017

Manga fans love their cute characters, but this summer we’re going to see different sides of them—Hatsune Miku and Link both go dark, while...
50 Essential Things from Harry Potter, in Alphabetical Order

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50 Essential Things from Harry Potter, in Alphabetical Order

Twenty years ago today, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Philosopher’s Stone was released in the U.K.,  giving birth to an entire new...
After Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel Has a Lot to Live up To

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After Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel Has a Lot to Live up To

Wonder Woman’s massive success—critically and at the box office—is great news about a dozen different ways. One of them is how it’s raised the...
8 Books in Which the Gods Are Having a Very Bad Day

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8 Books in Which the Gods Are Having a Very Bad Day

We’re all imperfect mortals, but if fantasy has taught us anything, it’s that the gods are no great shakes either. The genre is loaded with...

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