Before there were skyscrapers in Chicago, the city was just a small cluster of buildings sprawled across the Illinois plains. Robert Charles Wilson’s latest science fiction novel, Last Year, gives us a glimpse into that distant Chicago, going as far back as 1876.
As November ticks away towards winter and we look for the right stack of books hunker down with, The Fate of the Tearing is a good place to start. It is binge-worthy high fantasy—perfect for those long winter nights when you don’t want to leave your couch blanket nest.
In Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, Laura Jane Grace shares not only her struggles with gender dysphoria and her eventual transition, but also an inside look at the punk-rock scene that spawned and later became hostile towards her band, Against Me!