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.
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
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In my opinion, Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh is one of the most underrated speculative fiction authors writing today. What I find most appealing about his work is that although his novels are often expanded from earlier short stories, he never writes the same book twice. Other than falling under the comprehensive umbrella of “soft” or social science fiction, his four adult novels to date — Soft Apocalypse, Hitchers, Love Minus Eighty, and Defenders — bear little resemblance to one another in terms of themes or subject matter.
For many, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a time for making resolutions. For book lovers, it’s a great opportunity to start setting reading lists for the year ahead. Here (in order of publication) are some new science fiction, fantasy and horror titles that I can’t wait to get my hands on next year.