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  1. Can a washed-up physicist, his not-terribly-sane former colleague, and a rogue artificial intelligence crack through the barriers of time and space, solve the Fermi Paradox, and discover the true nature of the universe? (****)
  2. She does magic, he does science, and they just might be perfect for each other if they don’t unwittingly destroy the world first. io9 editor Anders’ urban fantasy debut is brimming over with warmth, wit and humanity. (****)
  3. In a land where only men are allowed to pursue music and poetry, a young female singer may be the only hope to restore magic to musicians and prevent evil sorcery from spreading a horrific plague. (**1/2)
  4. A young boy living in a mountainside town fears that his father may be a brutal killer in this novella by the Hugo-winning New Weird superstar. (***1/2)
  5. In 1849, a young girl with the magical ability to detect gold heads west to California to escape the clutches of her parents' killer in this sweeping if uneven Wagons West epic that employs its fantasy elements sparingly. (***1/2)


Ken MacLeod - Cosmonaut Keep


Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives


Peter Watts - Blindsight


Iain Sinclair - Radon Daughters


Liz Williams - Empire of Bones


Somtow Sucharitkul - The Throne of Madness


Sydney Padua - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage


Lavie Tidhar - Central Station


S.P. Somtow – I Wake from a Dream of a Drowned Star City


Thomas Pynchon - Slow Learner


Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow


Somtow Sucharitul – Starship & Haiku


Ian Sales – Adrift on the Sea of Rains


Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me


Peter Watts – Maelstrom, Powered by Mambo!; free resources by SiteGround