Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Lavie Tidhar
THE WASHINGTON POST – Looking for a distraction from the pandemic? Look no further as you can read the best titles that can take your mind off from reality
THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS
By Stephen Graham Jones
Jones, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, conjures a revenge story involving friends who are haunted by a supernatural entity. The tale calls to mind classics such as It and Ghost Story. Jones’ take is a fresh and enticing tale – and features a memorable foe.
THE ORDER OF THE PURE MOON REFLECTED IN WATER
By Zen Cho
A former nun with secrets joins a group of mercenaries on a rip-roaring wuxia (martial arts) adventure that combines witty banter and plenty of excitement.
THE SILENCE OF THE WILTING SKIN
By Tlotlo Tsamaase
In this impressive and memorable debut, Tsamaase presents a surrealist odyssey: A city is bisected by a railway of the dead, and the protagonist sheds her colour and her name. Throughout, Tsamaase explores themes of race and gender in compelling ways.
WAR OF THE MAPS
By Paul J McAuley
In this elegiac far-future quest story, an ageing lawman battles a strange post-human plague across a strange world. The underrated McCauley is in top form in this hard science fiction novel with heart.