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Read the first 3 chapters of Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson!

Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson just hit shelves!...

The Ones Who Look | Tor.com

Ethical Empire built the gate to heaven, and their employees hold the keys. By offering custom-built afterlives through full-brain uploads, they answered the...

Excerpt Alert: STORMBREAK by Natalie C. Parker

  June may be coming to an end, but we are looking...

5 Family Adventure Books to Fit Your Mood

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Book Reviews

13 Books by Queer Authors Who’ve Called the Midwest Home – Chicago Review of Books

Queer writers perform miracles just by telling their stories. They help us imagine how we can love, who we can be, and what...

Big Ideas, Huge Imagination in “Hella” – Chicago Review of Books

Hella, the setting of David Gerrold’s newest novel by the same name, is a world modeled on the simple human amazement at huge...

BrownMark – Chicago Review of Books

BrownMark has been holding it down for four decades. The artist formerly known as Mark Brown first came to prominence right out of high...

Cover Reveal of ‘Waiting for the Night Song’ – Chicago Review of Books

Waiting for the Night Song is the forthcoming debut novel of Julie Carrick Dalton. Forthcoming from Forge Books in early 2021, the book...

The Resonance of Memory in “Tokyo Ueno Station” – Chicago Review of Books

I’m not sure if books have the power to change minds, let alone the world. Nor do I buy into the power of...

A Meditation on Noticing in “A Memory of the Future” – Chicago Review of Books

Eihei Dōgen Zenji—the Japanese founder of what remains one of the most vital sects within Zen Buddhism, the Sōtō school—wrote the Sansui kyō,...