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John DeNardo on the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction You Won’t Want to Miss in September

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

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There aren’t many folks who pay more attention to publishing schedules than me, but John DeNardo is clearly one of them. (He also works harder than I do, which is doubly annoying.) Over at Kirkus Reviews, he’s assembled a list of the sixteen most intriguing SF, fantasy, and historical books arriving this month, including Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s new anthology Women of Futures Past, Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle, Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black, Everfair by Nisi Shawl, and Age of Heroes by James Lovegrove. Here’s his summary for Forsaken Skies by D. Nolan Clark (a pseudonym for David Wellington).

In the far future, a distant planet on the edge of the galaxy is attacked by alien machines, so its representatives enlist the aid of a ragtag team of would-be heroes to come to their defense.

And on Necrotech by K.C. Alexander

In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, a street thug named Riko has her memories wiped, her reputation destroyed, and a girlfriend who’s turned into a tech-fueled zombie. Her only salvation may be a group of mercenaries who unfortunately think she screwed them over… Mixing together high-tech imagination and conspiracy, this one is sure to satisfy the cyberpunk craving you didn’t know you had.

See John’s complete article here.

Our previous coverage of John’s recent Kirkus articles includes:

John DeNardo Proves Lovecraftian Fiction is Alive and Well
John DeNardo on the Best Books of August 2016
In Defense of Media Tie-Ins (Part 1)
The Must-Read Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror in June
How to Start Reading Science Fiction: Short Stories
February Speculative Fiction Books You Can’t Miss
January Must-Read Speculative Fiction
The Best of the Best of 2015’s Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books
2015 Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Holiday Gift Guide
Why I Love Retro Science Fiction
Five Reasons to Read Short Speculative Fiction Anthologies
A Quick History of Serialized Science Fiction and Fantasy

See all our coverage of the best new book releases here.

2 Comments »

  1. This is exactly the reason I wish my ToBeRead pile(s) weren’t so tall. By the time I whittle things down, these books will be years (decades?) old. Sigh.

    Comment by R.K. Robinson - September 22, 2016 10:46 am

  2. I still have paperbacks from the 1970s in my TBR file.

    No, seriously.

    Comment by John ONeill - September 24, 2016 11:43 pm


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