A Girl Dreams of Battling Aliens in This Exclusive Excerpt From Brandon Sanderson's New Fantasy Epic, Skyward

Acclaimed epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson is known for the Mistborn series as well as The Stormlight Archive—including last fall’s hugely popular third book in that series, Oathbringer. But the prolific writer has a new YA book on the horizon, called Skyward, and io9 is happy to exclusively share the…

A Space Traveler Uncovers an Impossible Mystery in the Thrilling First Chapter of Emma Newman's Before Mars

A geologist whose art has captured the imagination of a space-obsessed multibillionaire accepts a new a gig on Mars, partially as a way to escape the postpartum depression that’s been plaguing her back on Earth. But as soon as she arrives, she makes a shocking discovery—and suddenly she’s surrounded by strangers she…

A Healer Starts to Realize Her True Power in This Excerpt From Speculative Fiction Debut The City of Brass 

S.A. Chakraborty’s debut fantasy novel, The City of Brass, isn’t out until November, but we have a sneak peek at the first chapter, as well as insight from the author about the magical world she created. It begins in 18th century Cairo, and follows a con artist who realizes her true powers after a mysterious encounter.

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In Warren Ellis' New Thriller Normal, Preparing for Humanity's Downfall Has a Price: Your Sanity

Think long enough about the future, where humanity is almost certainly doomed, and you might start going insane with despair. But what happens when your entire job is preparing for that future? In the latest techno-thriller novel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Red, etc.) you go to the one place that…