Contemporary Fantasy

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Already an accomplished journalist and graphic novelist, G. Willow Wilson makes her novel writing debut with Alif the Unseen, an urban fantasy that feels like surreal science fiction. It follows a teenaged Arab-Indian hacker, who goes by the handle Alif, …

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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is almost as well known for his blog and internet activism as he is for his speculative fiction. So it’s no surprise that he combines the two in his latest release for youth audiences, Pirate Cinema. Sixteen-year-old Trent …

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One, the debut novel from Ernest Cline, made a bit of a splash after its publication in 2011, ensnaring readers with its high nostalgia factor for the ‘80s and easy readability for a surprisingly wide audience. Does it …

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