Favorite Reads of 2022

Last year was full of poetry, fantastic (and fantastical) novels, and inspiring non-fiction. These are our favorite books we read in 2022. Note, they were not all published during the year.

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What were your favorite books of the year?

New Releases News

At the End of the World Released

Modern Folklore Press is excited to share the release of At the End of the World by Kevin J. Fellows. This debut marks not only a first for the author, but is also the first novel published by Modern Folklore Press. This has been a busy but rewarding couple of months reaching this milestone. It all started on a long flight across the US in the summer of 2018.

At the End of the World is available at your favorite retailer today.

State of the art

State of the Art: October 2019

It’s been too long since I’ve collected essays on the speculative art. There were some great ones published this summer.

  • Writing Through the News Cycle – Kameron Hurley at Locus
  • Monsters, the Monstrous, and Reclaiming the Other by Leo Elijah Cristea at Fantasy Faction
  • Sir Elsa of Tortall, Knight of the Realm by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry at Uncanny
  • Beware the Lifeboat by Marissa Lingen at Uncanny
  • Are You the One? Exploring the Chosen One Trope in SFF by Katy Rose Pool at
  • Winning Hugo as a Blind Person by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry at
  • Reclaiming SciFi’s history at Wired with Desirina Boskovich and others
State of the art

State of the Art: May 2019

Essays and conversations about Fantasy and Speculative literature.

Closing out Women in SF&F Month: Swati Teerdhala writes, The Unlikeable Heroine at Fantasy Book Cafe

Everyone’s World Is Ending All the Time: notes on becoming a climate resilience planner at the edge of the anthropocene by Arkady Martine at Uncanny

The System is Broken for People of Color: why Dan Mallory’s situation is a grumpy canary in a coal mine by Priya Sridhar at Strange Horizons

Roundtable on Faith in SFF – at Strange Horizons

Let’s talk about Afrofuturism by Troy L. Wiggins at Apex

Fantasy & SpecFic Watch 10

Official Comments by SFWA & Jonathan Brazee regarding Nebula Awards nomination controversy at Locus Mag

Art Appreciation:

Donato Giancola

Looking at new books:

Best Science Fiction & Fantasy for April: Top Picks – Amazon Book Review

10 Upcoming Adult Fantasy Novels – BookRiot

All the New Fantasy Books Coming Out in May –