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Tricia Narwani’s
Top Science Fiction
& Fantasy

Tricia grew up reading Del Rey Books, and loving all things fantastical, macabre, and science-fictional. Now as the VP and Editorial Director of Del Rey, she hopes to make books that bring that same joy to a new generation of readers.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

By Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson is the dark queen of my heart. This is an elegant little coffin of a book, so slender and yet so extravagantly full of morbid delights—deathcap mushrooms! Weird sisters! A pleasurably dismal, decaying mansion!—but Shirley herself is the most wonderfully dreadful delight of all.
Her prose is etched as if by an exquisite knife, and the events observed by her even keener mind. Her eye for the darkness of the human heart is so acute, you may feel its gaze penetrating your own.
Paperback   $17.00
October 31, 2006  |  ISBN 9780143039976

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

By Shirley Jackson
Paperback   $17.00
October 31, 2006  |  ISBN 9780143039976

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
I came to this book from Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day (still my favorite love story) and found here the same melancholy and tenderness and heartbreaking beauty.

To say too much about it is to spoil not just plot twists—this book is deeper than its mysteries—but the feelings those revelations will stir. It’s a book where the quiet moments feel the biggest. A look, a glance, a moment of regret for things lost and unrecoverable. An unforgettable experience.
Paperback   $16.00
March 14, 2006  |  ISBN 9781400078776

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
Paperback   $16.00
March 14, 2006  |  ISBN 9781400078776

The Vanished Birds

By Simon Jimenez
Sometimes you a read a book and have the feeling that you’re reading a future classic that will shape the genre and begin an extraordinary career.

Simon Jimenez’s The Vanished Birds is the first time I felt that when reading the first chapter. That chapter alone is richer and more extravagantly inventive than some entire novels. And it’s just the beginning of this extraordinary time-twisting, heart-shaking, radically queer science fiction epic.
Hardcover   $27.00
January 14, 2020  |  ISBN 9780593128985

The Vanished Birds

By Simon Jimenez
Hardcover   $27.00
January 14, 2020  |  ISBN 9780593128985

Arrival (Stories of Your Life MTI)

By Ted Chiang
When I ask science fiction authors who the author they most admire is, the answer is universal: Ted Chiang. These stories show why.

They are wonders and astonishments. Ted’s imagination is at once superhuman, able to conceptualize dazzling ideas that feel centuries ahead of their time… and deeply human, earthed in the here-and-now of my life, your life, the life of the whole world.
Paperback   $16.00
November 01, 2016  |  ISBN 9780525433675

Arrival (Stories of Your Life MTI)

By Ted Chiang
Paperback   $16.00
November 01, 2016  |  ISBN 9780525433675

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

By Grady Hendrix
Grady knows a secret about horror—it can be joyful. He shows us the delight in the dark side, never more than in this paean to the 90s, suburban ennui, vampire flicks, true crime, and the greatest horror heroine ever: his mom.

He was inspired by her to create Patricia Campbell, a book-club-mom-turned-vampire-slayer. Come for the pleasurably retro setting, the horror geek Easter eggs, and the unique take on vampire tropes, stay for the sympathetic portrait of a woman who, on her bloody path to vengeance, discovers her true ferocious self.
Hardcover   $22.99
April 07, 2020  |  ISBN 9781683691433

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

By Grady Hendrix
Hardcover   $22.99
April 07, 2020  |  ISBN 9781683691433