The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels of 2015 So Far


The Vorrh, Brian Catling

Like Moorcock’s The Whispering Swarm, Catling’s The Vorrh unites historical and literary personages — but the similarities end there. Catling’s book may not yet have the U.S. following that it deserves, but it soon will. Arguably the greatest fantasy book so far this decade, it tells the story of a forest called the Vorrh, which, like Lem’s Solaris (see Dark Orbit above), may also be sentient.