She doesn't get the same level of props as Michael Moorcock. But Katherine Kurtz, author of the Deryni novels, had a huge impact on fantasy, argues a new essay over at Strange Horizons. Starting in 1970, her books were the first of a new kind of fantasy — closer to historical fiction than epic quest narratives.
Today is the release date for River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay — a historical fantasy epic that people are calling "ambitious" and "an exceptional piece of work." And here's a brand new exclusive excerpt, which takes us deep inside the realm of Kitai, which we first discovered in Kay's Under Heaven.
A while ago, a reader posted online that she'd finished her fourteenth read of one of my earlier novels. I offered a thank you and queried, idly, if that was the record.
Give someone a whole new world for the holidays this year! Here are 10 recent science fiction books that'll make terrific gifts — each with a wildly different take on the genre, so there's something for everyone.