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Rabbits

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Rabbits: A Novel By Terry Miles Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984819673
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Published: Del Rey - February 8th, 2022

This techno-thriller follows K, a slacker with a mind for recognizing patterns and an unfortunate habit of losing time. He's obsessed with games of all kinds, but none more so than Rabbits. The high-stakes game has claimed lives, and almost robbed K of his sanity. If you dig unreliable narrators and puzzles, and characters "hacking into the mainframe," this is your book.

Dave


Atlas Six

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The Atlas Six (Atlas Series #1) By Olivie Blake Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250854513
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Published: Tor Books - March 1st, 2022

The Secret History meets The Umbrella Academy in this dark academic Paranormal Fantasy. If you're active on BookTok, you might remember seeing this title all over your For You Page last year. Through unconventional storytelling, The Atlas Six definitely lives up to the hype. The cast will stay with you long after you've put it down, and its musings will have you trying to formulate your own theory of the universe.

Engel


Gideon the Ninth

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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

Lesbian necromancers in space! If that tagline didn't get you already, this book is perfect for anyone who loves impossible storylines. In this futuristic empire, what's left of humanity has settled across nine planets. As protectors of the Locked Tomb, the inhabitants of the Ninth are practitioners of necromancy, and its Reverend Daughter, Harrowhark, is in need of a cavalier so she can become one of God's hands. Gideon has a sword but wants nothing more to do with the Ninth. It's dark in a funny way, aesthetic--if you have a thing for skeletons, swords, and academia--and is one of my favorite books of all time. Gideon and Harrowhark are sure to stay in your brain forever (that's a little joke for Book 2).

Engel


The Upper World

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The Upper World By Femi Fadugba Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063078598
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Published: HarperTeen - December 7th, 2021

If you like your time travel novels with a smidge of Einstein, a smattering of social realism, and more than a pinch of spot-on London dialect, follow Esso and Rhia as they figure out themselves and the mysteries of spacetime.

Sarah


Firebreak

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Firebreak By Nicole Kornher-Stace Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982142742
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - May 4th, 2021

What says "holidays" more than smashing corrupt capitalist overlords? This book contains intense asexual friend crushes, community solidarity, using the media to expose corporate lies, and, of course, rad video game action. It's a romp, but with feelings.

Shana


Winter's Orbit

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Winter's Orbit By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250758835
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Published: Tor Books - February 2nd, 2021

If you want a terribly fun character-driven romance with plenty of angst pangs set against a backdrop of tasty space colonial scifi, Winter's Orbit is your book! In particular, this book is great for people who read/watch scifi and say, "Okay, but if this is set four thousand years into the future, why are all the gender expectations essentially the same as they were on Earth in 1985?" Everina Maxwell does some really neat stuff re: the future of gender, sex, and embodiment.

Piera


Far Sector

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Far Sector By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779512055
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Published: DC Comics - October 19th, 2021

I read this comic in single magazine issues from Comicazi as it came out, and I'm so excited that it's collected and I can finally share it with everyone. NK Jemisin comics writing is as brilliant as her prose, and Jamal Campbell's art is stunning. Far Sector is a poignant look at politics, police brutality, and the power and price of emotions. It may take place on a distant planet, but the story still hits close to home. 

Shana


The Darkness Outside Us

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The Darkness Outside Us By Eliot Schrefer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062888280
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

I read this books months ago and I still can't stop thinking about it. I'm usually good at guessing where a plot is going. Not this one. It caught me off guard time and time again in the best ways. I won't say too much so you can be surprised as well, but read on if you like sketchy AIs, secret conspiracies, and two boys who aren't quite enemies becoming a lot more than friends.

Shana


The Space Between Worlds

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The Space Between Worlds By Micaiah Johnson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593156919
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Published: Del Rey - June 1st, 2021

Cara lives in a world where multiversal travel is possible—but you can only travel to a universe where your counterpart is dead. Cara is exceptionally good at dying on other worlds, so she has been plucked from the dystopian wastelands and brought to the walled city to work as a traveler—but she still can't escape danger. This is a heartstopping, intelligent, sci-fi thriller with a touch of queer romance and smart social commentary. 

April


The All-Consuming World

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The All-Consuming World By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645660200
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Published: Erewhon - September 7th, 2021

Set in a world where clones are raised solely for hard labor, and not even respawning can destroy memories marked for restoration, The Dirty Dozen broke out and became a mercenary band. They were glorious, but that was then. Now, having lost most of their crew, the remainder just have baggage that they refuse to inspect... but if they can cooperate long enough, they might be able to find someone they thought lost, and save the world while they're at it.

Maybe. CW for codependency, eye trauma, and gore.

Mariśca


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