Arriving on a distant planet in search of a sister ship that has disappeared, the crew of The Invincible discover a new form of life: tiny, autonomous robots that seem to have evolved into expert killing machines.
In Australia, a young boy escapes from the settler-run school where he and other children are trained for a life of enslavement.
Decades after a pandemic has ravaged the planet, a roving group of actors and musicians called The Symphony return to a small town and find that things are not as they were before.
Set in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, The Shadow King centers Hirut, an orphan living as a servant in the home of Kidane, and his wife, Aster.
This latest tome from N. K. Jemisin tells the story of New York—specifically, of the six people who must become the city of New York in order to save themselves and their city from destruction.
In this sequel to The Peripheral, Gibson returns to a world with multiple futures, and a newly rewritten past.
Under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr., Alice Sheldon wrote dozens of award-winning and influential stories, some of the best of which are included here.
This is a story of the underground railroad, of memory, and of magic—all told with Coates’s exquisite prose.
This collection of shorts includes ghosts, flying machines, witches, ancient trees, and more than one impossible transformation.
This collection ranges across a wide territory in both place and time, but there are recurring themes: aging, mortality, endings and beginnings—extraordinary reflections on ordinary lives.
The cover blurb promises lesbian necromancers in space, and the pages within do not disappoint.
In this reimagining of the Iliad, the love story is not of Helen and Paris but of Achilles and his beloved, Patroclus.
This story begins when Sasha, on a beach holiday with her mother, notices a strange man keeping tabs on her.
In the titular story from this collection, the world has gone to hell, and those with means have absconded to the sea, in cruise ships where no one gets off at port.
This is a subversive and triumphant retelling of the story of Circe, daughter of the sun-god Helios.
Fleeing Reykjavik amid a series of murders, Cass Neary lands in London expecting to rendevous with her longtime lover Quinn—but Quinn is nowhere to be found.
Cass Neary has arrived home in New York, after a brief stint in Maine where she just happened to be involved with several mysterious deaths.
“My life, who could pretend there wasn’t a big fucking hole in it?”
A group of Jesuit scientists, led by the polyglot priest Emilio Sandoz, set off on a mission to discover the source of music emanating from the direction of Alpha Centauri.
A group of Mennonite women suffer for years from mysterious midnight attacks, purportedly the work of demons come to punish them for their sins. Eventually, they discover the assaults are not the work of demons but of men—their own husbands, sons, and neighbors.