This compact and intense treatise argues that we are living through a crisis of community and attendant loss of ritual power.

The City and the City

China Miéville

Inspector Tyador Borlú serves on the Extreme Crime Squad in the city of Besźel.

Rest Is Resistance

Tricia Hersey

Tricia Hersey—aka “The Nap Bishop”—is here to tell us to rest, and I am ready to listen.

Ways of Being

James Bridle

Amid a drive for more “artificial” intelligence, James Bridle here asks what counts as intelligence, and then reframes fears about a future AI takeover into more productive—and present—ends.

Nona the Ninth

Tamsyn Muir

In the third book of the Locked Tomb series, Nona lives with her friends Camilla, Palamedes, and Pyrrha in a cramped apartment in a tall building in a city menaced by a great hulking creature in the sky.

Official myths

Let’s engage with office culture as it really is, not how we imagine it used to be.

The Gone-Away World

Nick Harkaway

A world-ending weapon that makes its targets “go away” has, perhaps predictably, gone awry and left large parts of the world uninhabitable.

Just Culture

Stanley Dekker

Drawing from safety practices in transportation and medicine, Sidney Dekker outlines how to (and how not to) create a culture of trust, learning, and accountability.

Hokuloa Road

Elizabeth Hand

Grady Kendall is biding his time in Maine, living with his mom as the pandemic swirls around them.

Nova

Samuel R. Delany

Mouse is a young cyborg stud who plays a stolen sensory syrynx—an instrument that projects sights, smells, and sounds all at once.