Title: SCYTHE Author: Neal Shusterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781442472433 Genre: SF | YA BACK COVER BLURB Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are …

A Few Things I’ve Learned About Writing Military Science Fiction By Vincent H. O’Neil (aka Henry V. O’Neil) I’ve been writing for many years, and have published books in the mystery and horror genre in addition to military science fiction. I believe I’ve learned a few things going down that road, and would like to …

Title: THE POPPY WAR Author: R. F. Kuang Publisher: Harper Voyager ISBN: 9780062662583 Genre: Fantasy BACK COVER BLURB When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could …

This weekend the Science Fiction Writer’s of America held their annual Nebula Awards conference—online. Which celebrates the best in science fiction and fantasy writing published in 2019. Huge congratulations to all the winners (highlighted in BOLD): NOVEL The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager …

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are back for their final season. And all the regulars are back in fine form, with (spoiler) an LMD Coulson, May, Mac, Daisy, Yo-Yo, Fitz, Simmons, and Deke. Only this time using the time-travel abilities of the new, souped-up Zephyr, the team find themselves landing in New York City, back in 1931. And, in …

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the Short List for the 2020 Locus Awards. The winners will be announced June 27, 2020 at the virtual Locus Awards Weekend; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include planned author readings and panels with leading authors. SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The City in the …

Title: THE CALCULATING STARS (Lady Astronaut #1) Author: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: TOR Books ISBN: 9780765378385 Genre: Science Fiction BACK COVER BLURB On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon …

Title: THE BREACH Author: M. T. Hill Publisher: Titan Books ISBN: 9781789090031 Genre: Science Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Freya Medlock, a reporter at her local paper, is down on her luck and chasing a break. When she’s assigned to cover the death of a young climber named Stephen, she might just have the story she …