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Best Indie Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2019

  • FICTION

    KUMORI AND THE LUCKY CAT

    JUNE 14, 2016

FICTION

KUMORI AND THE LUCKY CAT

by Wendelin Gray

An absorbing, well-written blend of SF, surrealism, and Japanese magical-girl fantasy. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ATHENA'S CHOICE

    JAN. 18, 2019

FICTION

ATHENA'S CHOICE

by Adam Boostrom

A daring book that will stay in readers’ minds long after the final page. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DENVER MOON

    DEC. 18, 2018

FICTION

DENVER MOON

by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola ; illustrated by Aaron Lovett

The skilled, perpetually poised detective shines brightly in this series, be it a novel, comic book, or any other format. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FIND ME THEIR BONES

    NOV. 5, 2019

  • FICTION

    LISTEN TO THE BIRDS

    APRIL 4, 2019

LISTEN TO THE BIRDS

by K.E. Lanning

An imaginative, environmentally minded work of SF. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WILD HARE

    JUNE 12, 2019

FICTION

WILD HARE

by Laura Koerber

A wrenching, complex novel that any fantasy fan would do well to pick up. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SCREAMING SKULL

    NOV. 12, 2018

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