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Seveneves

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ISBN: 9780062334510
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 17th, 2016

Seveneves is so much more than science fiction set in space. It feels preparatory, as Stephenson tends to spend a lot time on the technicalities of orbital mechanics, but Stephenson also makes it clear what would really matter in such a catastrophic situation. Political and philosophical existentialism with a great narrative. It is compellingly readable  (in the way you would think a story about the moon blowing up and humanity ending would be).


Six Wakes

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ISBN: 9780316389686
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Published: Orbit - January 31st, 2017

Six crew members wake into regenerated bodies after being murdered on a generation ship heading to a new planet. Their memories and logs from the last twenty-five years have been wiped, but they know this: One of them is the killer - and whoever it is may not even know it. This murder mystery is the literary equivalent of that scene in Butch Cassidy where he and Sundance leap off a cliff, swearing the whole way. A heart-pounding sci fi thriller.

Rebecca


Sleeping Giants

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ISBN: 9781101886717
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 24th, 2017

Think Ridley Scott's Prometheus meets The Day The Earth Stood Still. Okay, so those are movies, but that's how incredibly real and scarily tangible this book is (and it will be adapted to film). I fell in head first, so will you, and if you pick it up today and finish it tonight, don't worry, the second installment is out in April!

Emily


Just One Damned Thing after Another

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ISBN: 9781597808682
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Published: Night Shade Books - June 7th, 2016

The first in a new series of the Chronicles of St Mary. I could dismiss this as "Connie Willis lite" but it's such wild engaging fun that the comparison doesn't matter.  A time traveling adventure full of mad brave historians, some romance and a few laughs thrown in; it deserves to be a huge hit and your new addiction.

Susannah


Scythe

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ISBN: 9781442472426
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 22nd, 2016

In a near-utopian future all natural causes of death have been solved, leaving Scythes to select who lives and dies...but there is dissension within the ranks. National Book Award winner Shusterman explores questions of mortality and justice in this enthralling science fiction tale.

Rebecca


Behind the Throne

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ISBN: 9780316308601
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Published: Orbit - August 2nd, 2016

What if Han Solo were the heir to an empire? With two older sisters in line for the throne, gunrunner Hailimi Bristol never thought she would have to rule. But when Hailimi's sisters are murdered, the Indranan Empress sends trackers to drag her home. Now the unwilling heir, Hailimi must hunt down her sisters' killers before they catch her too. This Indian-inspired space opera thriller is cut-throat, fast-paced, and a whole lot of fun.

Rebecca


The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

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ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Voyager - July 5th, 2016

A delightful classic road trip novel, set in deep space. A ship that drills through wormholes takes on a new clerk -- and introduces her to the wonders of the outer universe. (Firefly fan? That, but solidly feminist, with a diverse cast of humans and aliens.)

Sarah


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