Everybody loves a good murder mystery! The elements of suspense, deception, and ample misdirection coalesce to form a tightly constructed narrative filled with colorful characters and wrapped up in one big murderous plot. Sweeten the pot with some fantasy magic and you’ve elevated one of storytelling’s classic formats to new genre-bending heights. Here are 5 compelling magical murder mysteries that we think you should check out.
Two things we love at Tor: Being gay. Doing crime. And who does gay crimes better than A. K. Larkwood’s wonderful, chaotic, and destructive characters from her Serpent Gates Duology? In honor of the release of Larkwood’s The Thousand Eyes, we’ve updated our list of queerly criminal stories for your perusal pleasure.
Imagine a fantasy world set in the distant future, where wizards sail the stars in magically engineered spaceships, or the ruler of an ancient empire waking up from a thousand year slumber to a world run by A.I and nanotechnology? Here are five SFF titles that are a wondrous blend of the futuristic and the fantastical.
Love is love, even (and especially) in space. Today, we’re bringing you some of our favorite SFF titles that feature LGBTQ+ characters on intergalactic adventures, including A Memory Called Empire, Gideon the Ninth, and Empress of Tomorrow. Check it out here!
While “I see dead people” might cause the average person to flee in terror, for the protagonists of these books, it’s just business as usual. From lesbian necromancers, to spirit mediums during World War I, to a ghostalker who carries messages to those left behind, here are five stories where characters don’t seem to mind talking with folks who should be dead and buried.
We know OTP means One True Pairing but we have so many pairings we cannot help but stan. We love action, adventure, space battles, lazer fire, galactic empire–pretty much everything about sci-fi. But we’re also suckers for a bit of romantic tension. So romantic tension in space? *Chef’s kiss* *Literal stars in our eyes* Here’s a list of some of our favorite recent space!ships.
‘Tis the season for yearly awkward family holiday interactions! And what’s more stressful than trying to find that perfect gift for blood relatives? Is your mom forbidding you from giving your terrible aunt a bottle of $15 Chardonnay for the fourth year in a row? We’ve got you covered—check out our extremely helpful and entirely appropriate holiday gift guide to help *inspire* you!