Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth is wonderful, to say the least. I was not expecting to feel as much as I did, going into this book. Gideon and Harrow made me laugh almost every page, which I did not expect from a book about necromancers; and they made me bawl my eyes out by the end. Go read the book, you won’t be disappointed.

All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma

All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma

‘When we shed the disguises that are Georgia and Eliza, and then the skins that are Lola and Tallulah, we are monsters. Fabulous beasts.’ (‘Fabulous Beasts’, 283) All The Fabulous Beasts, published by Undertow Publications (2018), is the much-anticipated debut short...
The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach

The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach

In an introduction to the 1976 edition of The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K Le Guin wrote that the genre of science fiction was descriptive, not predictive. A novelist, knowingly or unknowingly, invents elaborate circumstantial lies to describe certain aspects of...
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: Home is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Hugo and Nebula-award winning Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. In Binti, Okorafor does a brilliant job of creating a fascinating new universe with its own creatures and conflicts, and establishing a pretty badass lead in the...
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

In his book The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh writes that we’re suffering from a crisis of imagination. In their attachment to the Cartesian worldview that arrogates all intelligence to humans and denies agency to the non-human, artists and writers have failed to...