New Titles in Open Book

April 3, 2021

Fantasy novels are a great escape. These bewitching stories can take readers out of the stressful and mundane world and catapult them into adventures, mysteries, and even horrors. One drawback to today’s publishing industry is it tends to produce the same sorts of stories by the same sorts of authors. The world is a fascinating place, and fantasy stories can be just as varied. The first step to take is to look beyond what’s right in front of us.

The books selected for this collection by Jeremy Porter, an intern in the library’s ISIP program, are not meant to be a be-all and end-all for fictional stories. They were picked for their fantastical premises, the reception they’ve received, and the diverse perspectives that each author brings to bear.