"I tell it like it is, but always with empathy. Because I found empathy to be the most important thing."
R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War is "a big, messy mashup with inspirations ranging from World War II to Ender’s Game to Avatar: the Last Airbender."
Pablo Valcárcel tells the story of a Futrographer's search for a revolution that does not devour its children.
Joseph Halden explores the evil psyche of an evolutionary scientist in "G," included in the speculative fiction anthology E is for Evil.
Greg Santos's collection Blackbirds is a deep, personal reflection on his family, his Cambodian identity, and experience as an adoptee.
Back in November, I met Claude Lalumière at the Yellow Door readings, where he read from his phantasmagorical mosaic Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment. His latest book details the history of a mysterious city-state and its erotically-charged populace of artists and madmen. It is a visionary piece of work filled with atavistic rituals, ancient goddess cults, and …