THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW – MAY 21, 2023
In This Satire, Televised Blood Baths Offer Prisoners a Path to Freedom
You can’t applaud Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s thrilling debut novel, “Chain-Gang All-Stars,” without getting blood on your hands.
The Martian Chronicles
In Matthew Shindell’s “For the Love of Mars,” perceptions of the planet reflect the changing culture of Earth.
Essential Neil Gaiman and A.I. Book Freakout
From the cult comic book series “The Sandman” to the giddy novel “Good Omens” (co-written with his friend Terry Pratchett) to the horror-tinged children’s story “Coraline” and beyond, the fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is so inventive and so prolific that you’ve probably stumbled across his influential work without even realizing it.