Voting for the 2020 Hugo Awards opens later this month, so it’s time to get your To Be Read stack in order! You can find the full list of finalists below, along with links to any excerpts, previews, full texts, issues, and clips that can be found for free online.
Fiction and Excerpts 
The finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult book, and the 1945 Retrospective Hugos have been announced! You can read the full list below.
We’re thrilled to announce Light Chaser, a new science fiction novella co-authored by Gareth L. Powell and Peter F. Hamilton.
Forthcoming from Tor.com Publishing in March 2021, Light Chaser tells the story of Amahle—one of a number of explorers, who travel the universe alone (except for their onboard AI), trading trinkets for life stories.
The Kitschies, the annual tentacle-themed prize for works containing elements of the “speculative and fantastic,” have announced the winners for the most “progressive, intelligent, and entertaining” fiction of 2019.
The awards were announced via social media on April 6.
Find the complete shortlist below, with winners in bold. Congratulations to all the nominees!
We’re excited to announce that author Nino Cipri is returning to the multi-dimensional world of their rambunctious and touching novella, Finna. Publishing February 2021, Inventera centers on the big annual sale at a box furniture store that just happens to connect to the multiverse. What could possibly go wrong?
In an alternate contemporary world, dragons and their riders compete in a spectacular (and spectacularly dangerous) international sports tournament…
The whispers wake you from a deep sleep. It has been so quiet, but you can hear the voices growing restless. They’re yearning, they’re angry, and they’re coming for you. This month’s genre-bending releases are all about deals you can’t take back. Find out what really happens in the woods in You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce; court a man with silver skin in The Unsuitable by Molly Pohlig; and find magic in a new story collection by Madeline L’Engle, The Moment of Tenderness.
Head below for the full list of genre bending titles heading your way in April!
They’re all behind you, you can feel their hearts beat in time with yours. You feel strong, and the magic is strong in you. But the task ahead is risky and unsafe. All you can do is charge forward. This month’s YA titles are about taking a leap into the unknown: gather your friends to steal the Holy Grail in Sword in the Stars by Cori McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta; enter an academy full of monsters and vampires in Tracy Wolff’s Crave; and join a memory thief working against the crown in Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova.
Head below for the full list of YA SFF titles heading your way in April!
Good news, everyone! (For once!)
The Tor.com eBook Club is offering a free download of John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire, a dauntingly relevant story of the far-future, as a bonus* download for today, April 1, 2020!
*Why a bonus? Well, the Tor.com eBook Club typically offers one book per month. But last month’s book (John Scalzi’s Redshirts) was so popular that John Scalzi and Tor Books are now offering MORE.
Broken branches crunch underneath your feet. Sunlight pours through the leaves of the trees, but it isn’t really sun, not the sun you know. Moving on is the only way, moving forward into the light, into the stars. This month’s science-fiction titles are full of new worlds to build (and maybe destroy): combat a primeval natural world in Eden by Tim Lebbon; follow a thief who unwittingly steals the first sentient AI in Repo Virtual by Corey J. White; and save humanity from collapse in the thrilling conclusion to John Scalzi’s Interdependency series, The Last Emperox.
Head below for the full list of science fiction titles heading your way in April!
The castle burns behind you, but from the bow of your ship, you can see the stars for the very first time. Around you, a crew of pirates begin to sing an old sea chanty. For the first time, you feel at home, and you aren’t afraid. This month’s fantasy titles are all about conquering fears in service of a better life: Protect a book club of women in Grady Hendrix’s The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires; change what it means to be human in the next installment of the Founders trilogy from Robert Jackson Bennett, Shorefall; and learn what happens after you save the world in the adult debut from Veronica Roth, Chosen Ones.
Head below for the full list of fantasy titles heading your way in April!
The response to the March 2020 Tor.com eBook Club pick has been so strong that John Scalzi and Tor Books are now offering MORE books!
If you’re reading this before March 21, 2020, then you can sign up below to download Redshirts, winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
If you’re not, don’t worry: We’ll be offering John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire, the first book in the Interdependency trilogy, for a one day-only offer on April 1st!
We’re excited to reveal the cover for To Hold Up the Sky, a breathtaking collection of imaginative science fiction from Cixin Liu, the New York Times bestselling author of The Three-Body Problem. Check out the full cover below, along with the forward to the collection.
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