Speculative Fiction

In When Women Were Dragons, her first novel for adult readers, Kelly Barnhill offers the same sort of magic she’s brought to middle grade books for years.

In When Women Were Dragons, her first novel for adult readers, Kelly Barnhill offers the same sort of magic she’s brought to middle grade books for years.

Hold on tight, as the space-time ride in Rachel Barenbaum’s second novel, Atomic Anna, is far beyond the ordinary.

Hold on tight, as the space-time ride in Rachel Barenbaum’s second novel, Atomic Anna, is far beyond the ordinary.

The narrative resonance on display in Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut is thrilling in a manner reminiscent of David Mitchell’s mind-bending masterpiece, Cloud Atlas.

The narrative resonance on display in Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut is thrilling in a manner reminiscent of David Mitchell’s mind-bending masterpiece, Cloud Atlas.

Natashia Deón’s The Perishing is a dark, gritty and slow-burning mystery involving time travel and multiple lives.

Natashia Deón’s The Perishing is a dark, gritty and slow-burning mystery involving time travel and multiple lives.

The Guide is a glorious getaway in every sense—a wild wilderness trip as well as a suspenseful journey to solve a chilling mystery.

The Guide is a glorious getaway in every sense—a wild wilderness trip as well as a suspenseful journey to solve a chilling mystery.

Natasha Pulley balances the topsy-turvy nature of time travel by grounding her story in naval history and a gradually unfolding queer love story.

Natasha Pulley balances the topsy-turvy nature of time travel by grounding her story in naval history and a gradually unfolding queer love story.

This contemporary fairy tale’s grandeur and psychedelic wonderment undergird a serious warning, urging readers to find a way toward a saner future.

This contemporary fairy tale’s grandeur and psychedelic wonderment undergird a serious warning, urging readers to find a way toward a saner future.

Constance Sayers’ second novel is just as much about the secrets we keep in the name of family as it is about the spells we cast in the name of love.

Constance Sayers’ second novel is just as much about the secrets we keep in the name of family as it is about the spells we cast in the name of love.

Helen Oyeyemi’s latest is like the work of a hypnotist: Those open to its allure will inevitably fall under its thrall.

Helen Oyeyemi’s latest is like the work of a hypnotist: Those open to its allure will inevitably fall under its thrall.

Kazuo Ishiguro continues his genre-twisting ways with a novel that explores whether science could—or should—manipulate the future.

Kazuo Ishiguro continues his genre-twisting ways with a novel that explores whether science could—or should—manipulate the future.

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