2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Adult Sci Fi & Fantasy

Here are our recommendations for great fantasy, sci fi, and related books.

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Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316440868
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Published: Orbit - November 7th, 2017

Think The Godfather plus magic on this wild ride of a novel featuring rival gangs warring against each other and the threat of a foreign invasion.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765392039
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Published: Tor.com - June 13th, 2017

A dark, slim fantasy of two girls who learn their true natures when they slip into a portal world that's Frankenstein meets Dracula.

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An Unkindness of Magicians Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481451192
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Published: Saga Press - September 26th, 2017

This delicious urban fantasy features a magical ruling class with a dark secret--and one astoundingly powerful magician determined to burn it all to the ground. Perfect for fans of Vicious.

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Meddling Kids: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday - July 11th, 2017

A realistic take on a pseudo Scooby Gang, where we see our heroes 10-years on dealing with PTSD and disillusionment.

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

Six crew members wake in cloned bodies, memories wiped. One of them is the killer, but no one knows who--including the guilty party! A great locked-room mystery with a sci-fi twist.

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Into the Drowning Deep Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316379403
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Published: Orbit - November 14th, 2017

Seven years ago a cruise vessel disappeared at sea. Now a documentary crew is after what happened in this heart-pounding horror story featuring killer mermaids!

Nevernight: Book One of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250132130
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - June 20th, 2017

A dark, intricate fantasy set in a well constructed world about a young woman seeking to avenge her parents’ deaths by training to be an assassin.

The Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316547611
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

In the depths of winter, Vasilia must ally with a demon to counter the evil threatening her family. This beautiful novel is steeped in Russian folklore.

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Sleeping Giants (The Themis Files #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101886717
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Published: Del Rey - 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.

The Dreamblood Duology Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316333955
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Published: Orbit - December 20th, 2016

Everything Jemisin writes is excellent (back-to-back Hugo wins!), but check this duology out for its exceptional world-building and plot.

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062262271
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 16th, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of thoughts and essays touching on ghosts, comic book shops, America, and more from one of our most important storytellers.

Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780262533485
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Published: Mit Press - April 7th, 2017

What happens when the stories humans have been telling for centuries collide with new technologies. Ahead of its time in 1997, Murray’s book is one of the first and more important examinations of what it means to tell stories in the computer age.

Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765393319
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Published: Tor Books - January 24th, 2017

A tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, this is also a love letter to the genre by one its most influential writers.

The Geek Feminist Revolution: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765386243
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Tor Books - May 31st, 2016

The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work.

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels and Stories: A Library of America Boxed Set Cover Image
ISBN: 9781598535372
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Library of America - September 5th, 2017

No library is complete without this beautiful collector’s edition of some of the most important works in the genre. It includes new introductions by Le Guin herself.

Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062681171
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Published: Harper Design - October 24th, 2017

Everyone can recognize the iconic storm trooper. Now, fans can get the full story of the evolution of these fundamental figures in the Star Wars universe.