The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

Arakeesians—sea dragons—haven’t been seen in the Hundred Islands for generations. The Hundred Islands fleet—at war with the Gaunt Islanders—must make do, building their ships from the dwindling supply of dragonbone that remains. Joron Twiner is the young, drunkard shipwife, or captain, of a black ship: a ship of exiled criminals. Following the death of his […]

New Suns, ed. Nisi Shawl

'New Suns' edited by Nisi Shawl

New Suns is a collection, drawn together and edited by the legendary author and editor Nisi Shawl, of stories by authors of colour. It opens with an epigraph from Octavia E. Butler: “There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” This collection is a journey into different worlds under different suns—worlds drawing […]

The Outcast Hours, ed. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

'The Outcast Hours' edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

The Outcast Hours, a collection of short fiction from brilliant editors Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, is all about the night. And just like the night, the stories that populate it are frequently unsettling, and full of not-very-nice people. But it’s also full of freedoms—people (and not necessarily people) finding spaces beyond the ordinary in […]