Great Power. No Responsibility.
Feel like everything’s a little crazy this year? You’re not alone. There’s mayhem in the air, and magic too. 2019 is a year for breaking all the rules, both in the world and on our bookshelves. Gone are the days of simple good-versus-evil narratives; these are complicated times that call for complicated characters. Henceforth, 2019 shall be known as our year of magic and mayhem.
An impressive array of writers are fueling all this chaos and charm. Featured authors include Seanan McGuire (Middlegame), Cate Glass (An Illusion of Thieves), Sarah Gailey (Magic for Liars), Duncan M. Hamilton (Dragonslayer), Tamsyn Muir (Gideon the Ninth), Brian Naslund (Blood of an Exile), Saad Z. Hossain (The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday), JY Yang (The Ascent to Godhood) and more.
To paraphrase a , these books have everything: murder, dragons, alchemical twins, regular twins, godhood both forgotten and newly attained, schools for sorcerers, lesbian necromancers, magical heists, helpful reanimated skeletons, prophets, swordplay, immortals, too-mortals, mercenaries, space dictators, terrestrial dictators, haunted bridges, ancient technology, ancient folklore, and, naturally, dirty magazines.
To get started with our year of wild rides and chaotic characters, and follow for more content in the coming weeks and months.
In addition to the authors above, look for more magic and mayhem from:
- Elizabeth Bear’s The Red-Stained Wings
- Cherie Priest’s The Toll
- Andrew Bannister’s Iron Gods
- S. L. Huang’s Null Set
- Max Gladstone’s Empress of Forever
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