Grady Kendall is biding his time in Maine, living with his mom as the pandemic swirls around them.
Mouse is a young cyborg stud who plays a stolen sensory syrynx—an instrument that projects sights, smells, and sounds all at once.
Three workers reluctantly take jobs at the factory.
Marie is seventeen and a giant of a woman, taller and broader and stronger than those around her.
It’s 2203, and Olive Llewellyn has traveled from her home on the moon to earth, where she is on a book tour.
Late one night, at a luxury hotel reachable only by boat, someone scrawls Why don’t you swallow broken glass on a huge picture window.
An unnamed girl lives in a cave with her mother, in a wild wood warded against danger and those who would seek them out.
Rydra Wong is a poet, a captain, an erstwhile cryptographer, and a burgeoning telepath.
On the solstice, in the city of Tova, there will be a convergence—a total eclipse of the sun.
Tookie works in a bookstore, and Flora—her most annoying, and most loyal, customer—has just died. This does not mean she has left the bookstore.
Daniel Brüks is a baseline: a human with few enhancements, no cortical inlays, no way to blink and see subtitles in his vision.
Siri Keeton, missing half his mind, is sent out on a mission to discover the source of thousands of probes that surrounded Earth and screamed an unintelligible alien signal before burning up in the atmosphere.
The Athsheans live among a forest, on a planet that “yumens” are attempting to colonize.
Robinson writes science fiction that aspires to be a New Yorker essay. This is not entirely bad.
The titles of the two parts of this selected edition of Le Guin’s stories are Where on Earth and Outer Space, Inner Lands—Le Guin leaves it to the reader to decide which of these is real and which unreal.
As he travels to Olondria to sell the family harvest, Jevick meets a young woman on the verge of death.
Mahit Dzmare is abruptly ordered to report for duty as the new ambassador to the Teixcalaan empire—with no word as to what might have happened to her predecessor.
When young Jonathan Strange sets it upon himself to become a magician, he ends up as Mr. Norrell’s only pupil—but it’s a dry sort of magic Norrell preaches, absent any of the mystery or terror of the old days.
Cass Neary needs to get home, but a string of suspicious deaths has accumulated behind her, and she isn’t sure where is safe.
“I was in a house with many rooms. The sea sweeps through the house. Sometimes it swept over me, but always I was saved.”