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Best Indie SF, Fantasy, and Paranormal Fiction of 2021

  • FICTION

    TOWER OF MUD AND STRAW

    FEB. 20, 2021

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

TOWER OF MUD AND STRAW

by Yaroslav Barsukov

This marvelous SF tale about dangerous technology offers sublime stretches that will warrant revisiting. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GOD QUESTION AND THE GALAPAGOS COLONY

    AUG. 24, 2021

FICTION

THE GOD QUESTION AND THE GALAPAGOS COLONY

by Stan Freeman

An entertaining speculative work that powerfully reflects on faith and philosophy. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ELDRITCH SPARKS

    NOV. 20, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

ELDRITCH SPARKS

by Whitney Hill

A compelling book of Otherside that goes from strength to strength. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SKYBOUND

    JUNE 4, 2021

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

SKYBOUND

by Lou Iovino

A spellbinding yarn about people caught in an open-ended space puzzle, told with force and gravity. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOURGLASS

    SEPT. 21, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

HOURGLASS

by Daniel James

An exciting and complex tale with memorable characters, standout battle scenes, and riveting worldbuilding. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ORPHEUS RISING

    OCT. 5, 2021

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

ORPHEUS RISING

by Lance Lee Lance Lee illustrated by Ellen Raquel LeBow

An extraordinarily beautiful, touching adventure that can stand with the classics of children’s literature. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHEN EMILY WENT MISSING

    FEB. 12, 2021

FICTION

WHEN EMILY WENT MISSING

by Michael Weems

A gripping, ultimately endearing supernatural tale about an odd girl and an even odder garden. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CONJURING OF ZOTH-AVAREX

    APRIL 1, 2021

  • FICTION

    THE ASHEN PROPHECY

    AUG. 16, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE ASHEN PROPHECY

by Michael A. Morea

A striking and intricate fantasy that’s skillfully bolstered by echoes of real-world conflicts. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PREDATOR MOONS

    SEPT. 18, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

PREDATOR MOONS

by J.H. Ramsay ; illustrated by Julia Sonntagbauer

A memorable voyage through a brutal human society, bizarre alien environments, and elastic realities. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PIOUS INSURRECTION

    MAY 25, 2021

  • FICTION

    THE LANGUAGE OF CORPSES

    SEPT. 1, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE LANGUAGE OF CORPSES

by T.T. Linse

A powerful launch to a fresh SF series that promises a wealth of ingenious concepts. Full review >

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