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  • Best Worst Telling the American Map Mon 9 Apr 2018

    Delightful news from the weekend, Juan Martinez’s Best Worst American and Christopher Rowe’s Telling the Map are both on the shortlist for the inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. Note that plural: there are two awards, both worth $5,000, one for a debut work and one for an established author in the genre of speculative fiction. […]

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  • LCRW: Always Seeking Work by Women of Color Wed 4 Apr 2018

    Since we’re about to put out the prime and fantastic 37th issue of LCRW (the one with the dragon on the cover), it’s a good time to call for more submissions. Last year we raised the LCRW pay rates to US$0.03/word ($25 minimum) for fiction and $10/poem. As stated in our guidelines, we are always […]

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  • Out Today: The Invisible Valley Tue 3 Apr 2018

    Today we’re thrilled to publish Austin Woerner’s translation of Su Wei’s first novel, The Invisible Valley. It’s the story of an ambiguous utopia (is there any other type?) a young man comes across in the mountains of Southern China when he is “sent down” for re-education during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Lu Beiping’s big, weird […]

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    The River Bank

    Kij Johnson

    Washington Post Notable Books
    Seattle Times Noteworthy Books of 2017
    NPR Best Books of 2017

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    In Other Lands

    Sarah Rees Brennan

    “Blissfully entertaining reading. . . . glittering contemporary fantasy.”
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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    Telling the Map

    Christopher Rowe

    “A clutch of complex, persuasive visions of an alternative South.”
    Kirkus Reviews

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    Tender

    Sofia Samatar

    “These stories are windows into an impressively deep imagination guided by sensitivity, joyful intellect, and a graceful mastery of language.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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    The Bodies of the Ancients

    Lydia Millet

    “Children, adults, and myriad creatures fight the final battle in a war over climate changey…. relationships are tender. Memorably unusual.”
    Kirkus Reviews

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    Best Worst American

    Juan Martinez

    “In his idiosyncratic approach to fiction, Martinez delivers truly new ways to read the world.” — Booklist

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    The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz

    John Crowley

    “Crowley and his collaborators have successfully mixed together disparate elements to create a strange literary concoction that fizzes with creative energy.”
    — Michael Berry, Portland Press Herald

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    Words Are My Matter

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    “In fact, it was the mainstream that ended up transformed.”
    The New Yorker

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    A Natural History of Hell

    Jeffrey Ford

    “Seamlessly blends subtle psychological horror with a mix of literary history, folklore, and SF.”
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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    The People in the Castle

    Joan Aiken

    One day a few years from now you’ll be busy with something and these stories will come back to you.

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    The Winged Histories

    Sofia Samatar

    Who wields the pen? A new novel from the award-winning author of A Stranger in Olondria.

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    Get in Trouble

    Kelly Link

    Pulitzer Prize finalist

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    You Have Never Been Here

    Mary Rickert

    “Beautiful, descriptive prose enriches tales of ghosts, loss, and regret in this leisurely collection.”— Publishers Weekly

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    The Entropy of Bones

    Ayize Jama-Everett

    “Rooted in Chabi’s voice, the story is spare, fierce, and rich.”
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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    Prodigies

    Angélica Gorodischer

    “If you are ready for the experience of Prodigies, it is definitely ready for you.”
    — Carmen Maria Machado, NPR

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    Was: a novel

    Geoff Ryman

    “In an era of bright, simple adaptations, Was is different—melancholy, beautiful, and yes, full of heartaches and nightmares.”
    Slate

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    The Liminal War

    Ayize Jama-Everett

    “Jama-Everett has a knack for braiding issues of spirituality and race throughout a compelling fantasy landscape.”— Leilani Clark, KQED

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    Archivist Wasp

    Nicole Kornher-Stace

    “A ravishing, profane, and bittersweet post-apocalyptic bildungsroman transcends genre into myth.”
    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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    Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales

    Greer Gilman

    “Sublimely lyrical Jacobeanesque dialect . . . readers who enjoy
    symbolism and allusion will cherish Gilman’s use of diverse folkloric elements to create an unforgettable realm and ideology.” —Publishers Weekly

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    Young Woman in a Garden: Stories

    Delia Sherman

    “Lightly flecked with fantasy and anchored in vividly detailed settings.” — Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

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    Prophecies, Libels, and Dreams: Stories

    Ysabeau S. Wilce

    “Califa: riotous carnival world of soldiers, drunks and magick.”— Kirkus Reviews

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    Exit, Pursued By a Bear

    Greer Gilman

    Ben Jonson has written the part of a lifetime for the Prince of Wales: he will play Oberon, the King of Faerie. It’s only theater. What could go wrong?

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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok

    It was morning and the power was not yet on. Zach and Renee lay in the heat of the bed listening to the city wake outside the building’s windows.

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    Monstrous Affections

    Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, Editors

    World Fantasy Award winner


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