Sam's Sci-Fi + Fantasy + Horror Picks
Marlon James has done it again. A radiant and (in the classic sense of the word) epic fantasy, spanning multiple centuries and dimensions, set in a mythical medieval Africa. Not a direct sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf so much as a parallel story.
A fragmented series of interviews with the crew (human and robot) of a spaceship morphs into searing meditation on humanity, community, and solidarity. This one sneaks up on you.
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The marketing for this book describes it as "one part The Sound and the Fury, one part The Fast and the Furious, and one part The Secret History," which A) was guaranteed to grab my interest and B) didn't fully prepare me for the riveting, gruesome ghost story waiting inside. Backroad car races, angsty queer romance, and action-movie violence by the fistful.
At last, a piece of horror fiction set in a reality in which the horror genre exists! This bloody, brash novel hits the ground running and keeps accelerating, propelled by its unforgettable meta-sleuth protagonist and a spectacularly grisly body count. Fans of horror film should NOT skip this book.
It's literary sci-fi on psychedelics. A shotgun blast of glittery absurdist transcendental deep space dream logic. And short!
Part hard-boiled noir, part cautionary tale of manmade apocalypse, pure VanderMeer darkness and weirdness.
An unsettlingly plausible vision of a (very) near future. As our protagonist navigates a Berlin overrun by eco-corporations and disaffected yuppies, she must reckon with the uses for empathy at the end of the world: as a branding exercise, as a coping mechanism, and as a survival tool.
In the first book of his planned Dark Star Trilogy, Marlon James introduces us to the demon-slaying nomad known as Tracker, who undertakes quest after quest in his travels through an immersive fantasy realm drawn from African mythology and history. Dazzlingly written, prodigiously imaginative, un-putdownable.
One of the most intricate, vibrant, dynamic dystopias I've ever encountered in fiction. Borne (the character) earns a high seat in the sci-fi pantheon of monsters.