17 May 2022 – Locus Online

Abdullah, Chelsea: The Stardust Thief (Orbit US 978-0-316-36876-6, $28.00, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 17, 2022) Fantasy novel inspired by One Thousand and One Nights/Middle-Eastern folklore.   Afifi, Nadia: The Emergent (Flame Tree Press US 978-1787586666, $14.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 17, 2022) SF thriller/horror novel about clones and immortality, sequel … Read more

2022 Indie Book Awards Shortlist – Locus Online

The 2022 Indie Book Awards Shortlist has been announced, with several titles and authors of genre interest: Fiction Non-Fiction Children’s Fiction The shortlist also features a Picture Book category. The Indie Book Awards are for paperback books and are “curated exclusively by independent bookshops as part of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW, 18-25 June 2022).” Winners … Read more

Strange New Worlds Is Classic Star Trek at Its Best

Image: Paramount It is a strange feeling to get excited about a show I technically don’t care about. Or at least I shouldn’t. Star Trek is a franchise that I’ve never been particularly into, and what I know about it has mainly been gleaned by osmosis during 20 years of covering nerd news. It was … Read more

10 May 2022 – Locus Online

Chen, Mike: Star Wars: Brotherhood (Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-35857-3, $28.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 10, 2022) Star Wars tie-in novel, set just after the events of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.   Finelli, Jen: Neodymium Betrayal (WordFire Press 978-1-68057-284-1, $18.99, 406pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 4, 2022) SF novel, … Read more

3 May 2022 – Locus Online

Banker, Ashok K.: The Blind King’s Wrath (Harper Voyager US 978-0-358-45133-4, $17.99, 416pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 3, 2022) Indian fantasy novel, third and final in the Burnt Empire series. Krushni and her father, the Demonlord Jarsun, battle for the Burning Throne and the fate of the Krushan dynasty.   Barnhill, Kelly: When … Read more

The Staircase and Girls5eva season 2

Colin Firth in The Staircase, Anson Mount in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Renée Elise Goldsberry in Girls5eva season 2Photo: HBO Max; Marni Grossman/Paramount+; Heidi Gutman/Peacock Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, May 1 to Thursday, May 5. All times are Eastern. … Read more

9+ Sapphic Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

In 2020, Linda Riley created Lesbian Visibility Week (itself an expansion of Lesbian Visibility Day, founded in 2008) for more time to discuss the L in LGBTQ+. While “gay” has become the shorthand for the LGBTQ+ community at large, lesbian and queer women also get caught up in hateful backlash and legislation. In an opinion … Read more

What’s New on Paramount+ in May 2022

Image: Strange New Worlds promotional poster/Paramount Paramount keeps rebooting Star Trek, and I keep coming back, hoping whatever they’re trying now will hit like The Next Generation did back in the ‘90s (I am very old). Strange New Worlds is the latest attempt, and I’ll be damed if the trailer doesn’t make it seem like … Read more

26 April 2022 – Locus Online

Arnold, Luke: One Foot in the Fade (Orbit US 978-0-316-66877-4, $17.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 26, 2022) Supernatural mystery novel, third in the Fetch Phillips Archives series featuring a down-and-out human PI in a world where magic has run out. Fetch investigates an angel that fell from the sky, leaving a crater … Read more

Where to Watch Every Star Trek Show

There’s quite frankly a LOT of boldly going going on.Gif: Paramount Trying to keep track of what Star Trek is coming right now feels like trying to stop a tribble from procreating. Before even more new series get announced, here’s our guide of when to expect all the new Star Trek shows, the returns of … Read more

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