Rooted in foundational loss and the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is both a global dystopian narrative and an intimate family story with quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience. Ella and Kev are brother and sister, both gifted with extraordinary power. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by structural racism and brutality. Their futures might alter the world.
A sequel to The Peripheral. Verity Jane, gifted app-whisperer, has been out of work since her exit from a brief but problematic relationship with a Silicon Valley billionaire. Then she signs the wordy NDA of a dodgy San Francisco start-up, becoming the beta tester for their latest product: A digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses, that turns out to be much more than what it's billed as.
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena's motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.
When a nearby mental hospital releases its patients to run amok throughout his neighborhood, a man pretending to be a street preacher to hide his dark past struggles to protect his followers from otherworldly forces.
At the Mountains of Madness is a journey into the core of Lovecraft's mythos — the deep caverns and even deeper time of the inhospitable continent where the secret history of our planet is preserved — amidst the ruins of its first civilization, built by the alien Elder Things with the help of their bioengineered monstrosities, the shoggoths.
Little Bird tells the story of a young resistance fighter battling against an oppressive American Empire while searching for her own identity in a world on fire, risking everything to save her people, their land, and the freedom they so desperately deserve.
Meet Wick. He's the son of the Dark Lord, heir to the throne of black and broken glass, and next in line to be the leader of the Grim World. Too bad he's stuck in Remedial Spell Casting (he can barely even cast the fart-revealer spell), he's allergic to fire and brimstone, and the bullies at school insist on calling him Dork Lord.
The award-winning author of the "Cat Pictures Please" short story follows the experiences of a girl who discovers that the leader of her online community is an artificial intelligence that is being threatened by outsiders.
With echoes of Guantâanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, and anti-immigrant hysteria, this remarkably intense, beautifully wrought tale combines the ingenuity of speculative fiction with the difficulties of today's harsh political realities.
A somewhat familiar method actor prepares for a role as long-runner under the heat and bright lights of a near future Las Vegas. The lines between character and actor are blurring under the verisimilitude of the Vegas strip, the desert sun and the impossibly shiny surface of Bradley's shades.
Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution — send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife ... and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name — and her true identity—is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.
Yetu holds the memories for her people — water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners — who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly is forgotten by everyone, save one — the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.
Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities — and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.
New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies. Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wall of ice and stone.
Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an all-new short novel My Heart Struck Sorrow, John Hornor Jacobs turns his fertile imagination to the evil that breeds within the human soul.
Author Heidi Heilig creates a rich world inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and French colonialism. A Kingdom for a Stage is a vivid, fast-paced journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure.
Unaware of her professor's role in bringing her and the alethiometer to Jordan College, 20-year-old undergraduate Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, receive secrets from a dying man about a daemon-haunted city and the origins of Dust.