When Cat Valente takes on Orpheus and Eurydice, you don’t walk past. This one does what she does best: kicks you in the feelings, then looks down at you sympathetically, and then kicks once more. Orpheus is such a … okay, no spoilers, just go and read it. It’s free online because we are lucky, lucky people. (And there’s so much love in the details. You’ll adore Persephone.) Got the Hugo for a reason, after all.
This book is part of the 2022 Backlog Incident.