Relentless Demons Hunt Our Heroes in This Early Look at R.A. Salvatore’s Next Drizzt Novel, Boundless

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Last June, we shared an excerpt from Timeless, the first in author R.A. Salvatore’s new trilogy featuring the ever-popular character he created decades ago, dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. The second book, Boundless, is due later this year—and io9's got another exclusive excerpt, as well as the cover reveal.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/relentless-demons-hunt-our-heroes-in-this-early-look-at-1833956410

Dip Your Toes Into Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Delightful Big Book of Classic Fantasy

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Sci-fi and fantasy lit fans are well familiar with the works of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer; among their many accolades, she’s a Hugo winner for her work on Weird Tales, and he’s the bestselling author of Annihilation. But did you know they’ve also spent decades collecting and preserving fantasy stories?

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/dip-your-toes-into-ann-and-jeff-vandermeers-delightful-1833324746

Read an Excerpt From War Girls, Tochi Onyebuchi’s Black Panther-Inspired Sci-Fi Adventure

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Black Panther is a fantastic movie for so many reasons—one being that it made certain people notice there were already so many sci-fi and fantasy stories being told outside the default we’d been served for so long. io9 recently spotlighted Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and now we’ve got another intriguing…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/read-an-excerpt-from-war-girls-tochi-onyebuchis-black-1833155660

Javier Grillo-Marxuach Takes on Fandom’s Generation Gap in ‘The Audacity of Being Jaded’

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Javier Grillo-Marxuach is beloved by genre fans for the many TV shows he’s had a hand in writing and producing—including Lost, The 100, the Xena reboot that sadly never was, and the upcoming Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. A few years back, he released a book of essays about his time in the TV trenches, and he just…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/javier-grillo-marxuach-takes-on-fandoms-generation-gap-1832468380

Read the First Chapter of Katharine Duckett’s Shakespeare-Inspired Fantasy Miranda in Milan

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Ever wonder what happened to Miranda after the events of Shakespeare’s The Tempest? As author Katharine Duckett imagines in Miranda in Milan, it’s hardly the standard “happily ever after”—but her further adventures do include royal intrigue, magic, and a chance to find out who she really is. Get an exclusive peek at…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/read-the-first-chapter-of-katharine-ducketts-shakespear-1831584269

Brandon Sanderson Wrote a Magic: The Gathering Novella, and You Can Read the First Chapter Right Here

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Brandon Sanderson is known for his fantastical, intricate magic systems across the whole interconnected worlds of his Cosmere novels. But now, he’s turning to another of his passions to weave a new story of magic: literally, because he’s gotten his hands on the worlds of the legendary card game Magic: The Gathering.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/brandon-sanderson-wrote-a-magic-the-gathering-novella-1831011028

Ease Your Game of Thrones Withdrawal With This Exclusive Sneak Peek at George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood

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“You’re going to have to keep waiting for The Winds of Winter,” George R.R. Martin wrote back in April. No shock there. But in that same blog post, the Game of Thrones creator announced a different book: a detailed history of House Targaryen. It comes out later this month, and we’ve got an early peek.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/ease-your-game-of-thrones-withdrawal-with-this-exclusiv-1830134838