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.
Kate Folk$27.00 $25.11
An assortment of stories so sharp and ingenious you may cut yourself on them while reading, like a drawer full of the most beautiful knives—Kate Folk’s Out There goes onto my shelf of favorite collections.
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$17.00 $15.81
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.
Holly Black$12.99 $12.08
First in Holly Black's faerie trilogy. Funny, high stakes, romantic, and thrilling.
Katherine Addison$8.99 $8.36
Indescribably good epic fantasy that lingers with you even after you finish it.
Scott Hawkins$17.00 $15.81
Epic contemporary fantasy with the most dysfunctional family you will ever meet. Not for the faint of heart.
Dodie Smith$19.99 $18.59
"If you know a young writer, give them this funny, romantic, perfect book. One of the best first sentences ever."
Molly Gloss$15.99 $14.87
"This historical novel about a circuit rider is my favorite novel to give as a present—it's a sure hit."
J. Frederick George and Neal Stephenson$17.00
"One of the best thrillers I've ever read and hands-down my favorite Neal Stephenson novel."
Robert Aickman$14.95 $13.90
"Master of the weird tale: atmospheric, unsettling, dryly funny."
William Browning Spencer$9.95 $9.25
"Please disregard the truly terrible cover on this comic masterpiece of Lovecraftian horror set in a modern workspace."
Daniel M. Lavery$17.99 $16.73
"An absolute knockout of a collection that uses fairytales to explore gender and human nature."
Dexter Palmer$17.00 $15.81
"A near-future thriller that engages with the modern world in profound ways. One of my favorite books."
Carol Emshwiller$14.00 $13.02
"A modern fable about women turning into animals and animals to women, and a dog named Pooch who wants to be an opera singer."
Melissa Albert$19.99 $18.59
"Lush and deliciously sinister fairy tales to be consumed as greedily as Turkish delight or any fairy fruit."
"An extraordinary, fantastical novel that, sentence by sentence, creates a spell that will change how you see the world."