Any lover of fiction or mythology knows that stories possess power, whether that power is used simply to enchant readers or listeners, suspend disbelief, change minds, or even, say, topple a nation. This particular story is very much about the power that stories are capable of, and in the hands of the wrongfully imprisoned storyteller Chant, that power proves to be most devastating. Our often sly and "trickster-like" protagonist manages to catch... (read more)Recommended by Jordan D.
Jagannath is an otherworldly, quirky collection of short stories that possesses the unique power to simultaneously leave you asking yourself what the heck you just read, while keeping you wholly engrossed in its surreal atmosphere. As far as science fiction goes, it's one of my favorite reads from this year.Recommended by Jordan D.