Five Books to Read in March 2017

March 7th, 2017

Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder 1)

Brian McClellan

A new fantasy series is always exciting, especially when it takes place in an already established world — such is the case with Sins of Empire, Brian McClellan’s newest offering, which, if it is anything like the Powder Mage series, blends a dark fantasy world with military steampunk for an exciting adventure.

March 9th, 2017

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

James Smythe, Neil Gaiman, and Claire North are but a few of the contributors to The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, a short story anthology which collects tales about mystical genies.

March 14th, 2017

New York 2140

Kim Stanley Robinson

New York 2140 by [Robinson, Kim Stanley]

The cover of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 is chilling — New York City, with a bizarre coastline; this might be the near-future sci-fi classic we’ve been waiting for from Mr. Robinson.

March 21st, 2017

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

The announcement for The Collapsing Empire came out of nowhere: not only the start of an all-new series, but an all-new series unconnected to the Old Man’s War universe. Space opera is space opera, however, and John Scalzi is a master; I’ll be reading The Collapsing Empire on day one.

Infinity Engine (Transformation 3)

Neil Asher

Infinity Engine: Transformation Book Three by [Asher, Neal]

More space opera by another master, but in familiar territory. Neil Asher’s Infinity Engine wraps up the Transformation Polity trilogy.