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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2015

  • FICTION

    DARK ORBIT

    JULY 14, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

DARK ORBIT

by Carolyn Ives Gilman

A thoroughly engrossing story with a fast-paced plot, memorable characters, and big ideas, this book is science fiction at... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR

    JUNE 16, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR

by Scott Hawkins

A wholly original, engrossing, disturbing, and beautiful book. You’ve never read anything quite like this, and you won’t... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LIGHTLESS

    SEPT. 22, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

LIGHTLESS

by C.A. Higgins

A suspenseful, emotional story that asks plenty of big questions about identity and freedom, this is a debut not to be... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ANCILLARY MERCY

    OCT. 6, 2015

FICTION

ANCILLARY MERCY

by Ann Leckie

Wraps up the story arc with plenty of room to tell many more tales in this universe. Let’s hope Leckie does. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DARK FOREST

    AUG. 11, 2015

  • FICTION

    THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION

    AUG. 4, 2015

FICTION

THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION

by China Miéville

Bradbury meets Borges, with Lovecraft gibbering tumultuously just out of hearing. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET

    JULY 14, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET

by Natasha Pulley

Clever and engaging, this impressive first novel will reward both casual readers looking for a fun period adventure and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AURORA

    JULY 7, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

AURORA

by Kim Stanley Robinson

A compelling (if depressing) argument against those who still dream of an interstellar manifest destiny. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CHASING THE PHOENIX

    AUG. 11, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

CHASING THE PHOENIX

by Michael Swanwick

Swanwick’s approaching top form, and this one’s just too good to miss. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SISTERS OF THE REVOLUTION

    AUG. 1, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

SISTERS OF THE REVOLUTION

edited by Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer

A necessary, well-curated anthology that shows the singular political power of speculative fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE AFFINITIES

    APRIL 21, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE AFFINITIES

by Robert Charles Wilson

An intriguing and seriously innovative attempt to grapple with some of the issues raised by the 21st century’s obsession... Full review >

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