Books Catherynne M. Valente Books by Catherynne M. Valente Catherynne M. Valente has written books about: Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Catherynne M. Valente NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Love (And Music And Glitter) Saves The Day In 'Space Opera' April 4, 2018 In Catherynne M. Valente's new novel, a washed-up glitter punk musician has to save all humanity by singing in an intergalactic version of the Eurovision Song Contest. (Also, there are murderhippos.) Review Best Books Of 2011 Fired Up: The Year's Best Science Fiction And Fantasy December 15, 2011 Science fiction and fantasy books aren't just getting more popular, they're interbreeding with other genres to produce wild new hybrid forms — swapping DNA with literary novels, commenting on current events, morphing into historical science fiction romances, and evolving into hard-boiled detective fantasy. Fired Up: The Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy Listen · 3:59 3:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143596229/144195809" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Best Books Of 2011 Top 5 Books For Backseat Readers (Age 9 And Up) December 8, 2011 Since starting NPR's Backseat Book Club, Michele Norris has been swimming in "kid lit." The five stories on her year-end list will seep into your heart and leave you thinking about the characters long after you've turned the final pages.