Catriona Ward$27.99 $26.03
If you love the novels of Shirley Jackson, Patricia Highsmith, and Tana French, here’s your next obsession.
Keith Rosson$28.00 $26.04
What a time to be undead! Keith Rosson has written an epic nightmare of a book, the kind that will jolt you out of whatever reading rut you’ve fallen into.
Julia Fine$28.99 $26.96
A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich and strange and heady. Julia Fine is an extraordinary writer.
Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone$16.99 $15.80
If Iain M. Banks and Gerard Manley Hopkins had ever been able to collaborate on a science fiction project, well, it wouldn’t be half as much fun as this novella. There is all the pleasure of a long series, and all the details of a much larger world, presented in miniature here.
Theodore McCombs$25.00 $23.25
Exquisite, unsettling, richly felt stories, in which both tenderness and the possibility of estrangement open up doors to the fantastic and the surreal.
Emma Törzs$30.00 $27.90
A twisty and thrilling fantasy in which both the magic and the characters have real complexity, real shadows. If, like me, you’re a fan of Holly Black and Leigh Bardugo, pick up this book at once.
Paul Tremblay$30.00 $27.90
Inventive, entertaining, and guaranteed to trouble your sleep. I savored this collection – and I’m still thinking about the show-stopping tour-de-force novella in verse, ‘The Beast You Are.’ I’ve never read anything like it, but now I want more, more, more.
Owen King$28.99 $26.96
The Curator feels a little like Owen King somehow brought a curiosity cabinet to life. There are terrors here, but also marvels and delights, and a set of the most interesting characters I’ve met in some time. Put The Curator on the same shelf as other classics of the uncanny and uncategorizable, like Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi and Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast. I loved it.
Mariana Enriquez and Pablo Gerardo Camacho$28.99 $26.96
Reader, beware! Our Share of Night is a novel so disquieting, so unsettling that I could neither put it down nor read it late at night. Mariana Enriquez’s short stories had already made me a fan for life—her novel is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.
Yvette Lisa Ndlovu$21.95 $20.41
A collection as assured, as generous, and as wide-ranging as Drinking from Graveyard Wells will always feel like the most profound and surprising gift. I loved these stories.
Elizabeth McCracken$26.99 $25.10
Absolutely gorgeous, beautifully observed, autobiographical fiction.
Khadija Abdalla Bajaber$16.00 $14.88
A novel stuffed to bursting with marvels and fairy-tale delights. Khadija Abdalla Bajaber casts a mighty spell.
Rita Zoey Chin$17.99 $16.73
The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern is a bittersweet and achingly tender coming of age novel. Like V. E. Schwab and Audrey Niffenegger, Rita Zoey Chin is an expert guide to that territory in which magic, loss, and possibility change not only the characters but the reader, too.
Gennarose Nethercott$28.00 $26.04
Irresistible, exuberant, and—appropriately—surefooted, GennaRose Nethercott’s Thistlefoot brims over with earthy magic, picaresque adventures, and eccentric and formidable characters. It’s a fabulous, weird, gorgeous book.
Zoraida Córdova$17.00 $15.81
I fell hard for this book. The dynamic, powerful mixture of secrets, stories, and longing that bind families together is Zoraida Córdova’s narrative engine, but her ability to evoke landscape and the numinous make The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina feel like an invitation into an enchanted garden.
Fernando A Flores$16.00 $14.88
These are marvelously unpredictable stories, anchored by Fernando A. Flores’s deadpan prose and his surefooted navigation of those overlapping territories, the real and the fantastic, where so much of the best contemporary fiction now lives.
Dan Chaon$27.99 $26.03
How to describe this excellent novel? Slapstick of the sinister might capture something of its peculiar, bighearted and epic scope, but Dan Chaon’s books are always hard to sum up. Anyway, I loved it.
Marytza K. Rubio$24.95 $23.20
Loved this collection—gorgeous, formally inventive, playful, and full of strangeness.
Christopher Rowe$15.99 $14.87
Christopher Rowe is one of the finest and most humane writers of science fiction working today. His territory lies within the ruptured space where technology, humanity, and the natural world intersect, and his subject matter is trauma and the possibility of restoration, which he addresses with both tenderness and clinical skill.
David Hoon Kim$26.00 $24.18
The kind of book that holds you in a dream as you read it, intricate and frictionless and always marvelous. David Hoon Kim in his deep understanding of the strangeness of human experience and the connective bands between past, present, and future, belongs in the same company as writers like Emily St. John Mandel and Lauren Groff.
Melissa Lozada-Oliva$23.00 $21.39
Dazzling, playful, and likely to break your heart at least twice. I love Dreaming of You five-hundred times as much as I hate writing blurbs. Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a magician.
Michelle Ruiz Keil$18.99 $17.66
A gorgeous, tender, warm-hearted reworking of mythic material that also feels resolutely set in the world that we live in.
Julianne Pachico$16.95 $15.76
As in all good ghost stories—and Pachico’s The Anthill is superb—the haunting operates like a kind of blacklight, showing us how loss and trauma, invisible under ordinary circumstances, reverberate nevertheless through the life of an individual, a family, a country.
Naomi Novik$18.00 $16.74
An absolutely immersive fantasy novel with three of my favorite characters in recent memory.
Joy Williams$16.95 $15.76
Sunglass sporting master of the short story! Joy Williams' fiction is dazzling, funny, and unflinching. Medicinal yet always delicious.