Mary Robinette Kowal’s Hug0-winning novelette THE LADY ASTRONAUT OF MARS is a heartwrenching and beautifully written story about the complicated realities of growing older and chasing your dreams.
Patrick Swenson’s debut novel THE ULTRA THIN MAN takes us on a wild ride through space – but unfortunately it didn’t work for me.
This week the trope is SHAPESHIFTERS:
SHAPESHIFTING is frequent among both WERES and MAGIC USERS. The usual form taken is that of a WOLF, but lions, eagles, serpents, owls, and cats are common too. In all cases the rule is that the shapeshifter cannon stay too long in animal form without actually becoming that animal.
WARM UP by V.E. Schwab is a prequel short story to her novel VICIOUS, which I recently hauled. I’ve been wanting to check out more short fiction from Tor, saw this on their website, and treated myself to a fantastic short story.