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Tangled Lands: The Blacksmith’s Daughter

From authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell comes The Tangled Lands, a fantasy novel told in four interlocking parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire—unless the people find a way to resist.

Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.

Available February 27th from Saga Press, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice—it is a fantasy suited for our times.

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The Tangled Lands: The Children of Khaim

From authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell comes The Tangled Lands, a fantasy novel told in four interlocking parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire—unless the people find a way to resist.

Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.

Available February 27th from Saga Press, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice—it is a fantasy suited for our times.

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Small Offerings

Paolo Bacigalupi’s exemplary first novel The Windup Girl recently won the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and is nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel. His first book for younger readers, Ship Breaker, was published in May and is currently taking the world by storm. Paolo will be appearing in the New York area at McNally Jackson on Thursday, July 1st (along with Scott Westerfeld and Jon Armstrong), and at the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series on Tuesday, July 6th, along with Saladin Ahmed. He’ll also be making several appearances at Readercon in the Boston area over the weekend of July 9th.

If for some bizarre reason you are not yet a Bacigalupi completist (we forgive you), Tor.com is pleased to present a reprint of one of his lesser-known stories: “Small Offerings,” which was in the Lou Anders-edited Pyr anthology Fast Forward I and the limited edition of Pump Six, Night Shade Books’ collection of all of Paolo’s short fiction.

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Readouts glow blue on driplines where they burrow into Maya Ong’s spine. She lies on the birthing table, her dark eyes focused on her husband while I sit on a stool between her legs and wait for her baby.

[There are two halves of Maya.]

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