Catherynne M. Valente's crowd-funded novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making was an Internet sensation, and then became a New York Times bestseller. And now, at last, the sequel is out, and we've got the first three chapters, exclusively at io9!
The classic John Carter of Mars saga is having its 100th anniversary in February 2012, and he's getting a new movie in March. Celebrate John Carter's birthday with a whole new book of Barsoom stories.
This book cover draws your eye, with its curving dark lines and its stark red-black-and-off-white color scheme. To illustrate the cover of Catherynne M. Valente's retelling of the legend of Koschei the Deathless, Beth White used actual black paper cut-outs.