13 Great Science Fiction & Fantasy Books We’ll Never Get to Read: Today in Critical Linking

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In compiling this list of a baker’s dozen SF/F books likely never to see the light of day, we’re discounting those long-overdue books that we’ve know are being written and will likely eventually be published (in other words, keep your George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss jokes to yourself). These are novels that were left unfinished, and while you can buy some of them in incomplete form, some we’ll likely never get to read.

I have a painful weakness for lost, abandoned, or otherwise now inaccessable books, so this list of 13 Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We’ll Never Get to Read throws a log on my masochistic fire.


The newly relaunched Random House imprint One World has announced its first two acquisitions, one work of nonfiction and one of fiction by Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates. The nonfiction title is scheduled to publish on One World’s inaugural list in the fall of 2017.

I was wondering the other day when we would start hearing about the launch list for One World. And now lookie here. Couldn’t ask for more.


I prefer a good old-fashioned paper book, in a comfy spot outside on a porch with enough of a breeze to require the wearing of flannel and the support of a warm cup of beverage. Coffee or tea, it makes me no nevermind.

Nick Offerman’s favorite reading spot sounds very Nick Offerman-y.

Celeste Ng, Jesmyn Ward, and Robin Sloan recommend their favorite books in our newest podcast, Recommended. Download it for free from Apple Podcasts or Google Play.
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