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Sinew and Steel and What They Told

Graff has been keeping a big secret from his closest friends, the captain and crew of a pirate-hunting starship. He expected to die...

THE DAMNED: Exclusive Sneak Peek!

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Book Reviews

10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories to Read Online For Free – Chicago Review of Books

Need to escape from the dire state of the world? Try reading one of these transporting short stories, all published in 2019 or...

Calming the Mind in the Climate Apocalypse – Chicago Review of Books

When asked about the best ways to prepare one’s children for the “coming chaos,” the protagonist of Jenny Offill’s new novel Weather responds,...

A Scathing Portrayal of Our Culture and Political Climate – Chicago Review of Books

Books, perhaps more so than other media, have the remarkable ability to stay timeless after generations on end. The author’s dilemma is finding...

An Estranged View of the World – Chicago Review of Books

How will the climate crisis impact the planet’s most marginalized communities? That question is at the heart of the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning...

Transcending “Kung Fu Guy” – Chicago Review of Books

In the world of Interior Chinatown, Asian Americans don’t get to play the dashing leads in TV shows. They don’t even get to...

Say Hello to the Southern Review of Books – Chicago Review of Books

Today the founding editor of the Chicago Review of Books launches a new passion project. Say hello to the Southern Review of Books,...