7 Best Speculative Fiction Picks For 2016

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Another year, another bumper crop of new genre titles. Some of these will come as no surprise to those of you who read my previous posts 7 New Speculative Fiction Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2016 and 5 More Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2016.  Read on to find out which ones made the list.

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Book Review: Faller by Will McIntosh

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This is going to be a tough review to write. That’s not to say that Will McIntosh’s latest novel failed to live up to my expectations — in fact, it was easily one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I’ve had all year — but that so much of the book’s genius relies on knowing as little as possible going into it. Continue reading

Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

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Space opera has never been one of my preferred sci fi subgenres — my tastes lean more towards dystopian and social science fiction– however I adored Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, so I was excited when I heard she was writing another book set in that world. Continue reading

5 More Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2016

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Back in December, I posted a list of my most anticipated speculative fiction releases for 2016. From critically-lauded debut novels, to sequels to past bestsellers, here are a few more sci fi, fantasy, and horror titles expected to hit shelves in the second half of this year that look promising.

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Book Review: The Binding by Nicholas Wolff

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Let me start by saying Nicholas Wolff’s The Binding wasn’t at all what I was expecting. The use of phrases like “walking corpse syndrome” and “spreading plague” in the blurb gives prospective readers the impression that the plot revolves around some kind of pandemic; however while Wolff’s book does feature zombies of sorts, these in no way resemble the shambling corpses of The Walking Dead.

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