Mira Grant, Into the Drowning Deep (2017)

Seanan McGuire is so prolific a writer that following her career comprehensively would probably be a full-time job in and of itself. I’m a committed fan of her Toby Daye series, but I’m less committed to her other works; I’ve read some of the Newsflesh books but none of her other Mira Grant books. This one, about killer mermaids, is apparently a sequel to an earlier novella, but I can attest that you can read it independently.

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Strange Horizons prize draw + The City of Brass

First things first: as the longest month ever draws to a close, Strange Horizons is running its annual prize draw! Now spun off from the fundraising drive, a contribution of $1 buys you a chance to win one of many, many prizes.


I’m trying to get into the habit of writing shorter reviews again, so without further ado, here’s my thoughts on S.A. Chakraborty’s The City of Brass (2017).

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2017 in Review

The Strange Horizons reviewers have posted our collective reflections on the year in this week’s issue; I’m featured in part three. I’m already compiling a list of things to put on my 2018 TBR stack, and kicking myself for forgetting to mention Get Out and Colossal as two of last year’s best spec fic-adjacent (ish) films. If you haven’t seen them, you should.

Strange Horizons fund drive 2017

Having just filed my latest review, it’s time to put in a plug for the 2017 Strange Horizons fund drive! Now on Indiegogo for your funding convenience, it’s your chance to support the work of the magazine and its excellent volunteers. The reward tiers include ebooks of the magazine and various items of swag–personally, I’m looking forward to drinking out of the logo mug.

The work of the magazine depends on the support of its readers, so now’s the time to show your appreciation and your desire for that work to continue.