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Space Opera

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781481497497
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Published: Saga Press - April 10th, 2018

 

Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes must perform in a galaxy-wide battle of the bands to prove their sentience through the power of glamrock and keep humanity from being demolished. Too bad they're down a member and the two remaining can't stand each other. Life is beautiful, and life is stupid, and this book is a glorious celebration of both.

Shana


Illuminae

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780553499148
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

 

Illuminae is a fast-paced, heart racing, YA sci-fi book that breaks genre conventions, experiments with form and will keep you turning pages well into the night. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down, and I had to read the second one immediately. This is the perfect time to pick this one up because the trilogy is now complete! Head over to the YA section to find the others!

April


Annihilation

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 4th, 2014

 

This book captured me from the very beginning and never let me go. The horror-ecological-sci-fi (my new hybrid genre) aspects of the book made me feel claustrophobic in a thrilling way as I raced to finish, staying up all night in the process. This first book in Vandermeer's trilogy has us following a stoic biologist who enters into an alien world where nature has taken back what mankind has ruined, with deadly results.

Cissa


That Inevitable Victorian Thing

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994979
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Excited about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Get your royal romance fix in this story of a neo-Victorian world where the British Empire never ended, marriage is a blend of love and genetics, and true friendships are the most important part of being in society.

Sarah


Meddling Kids

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 11th, 2017

The universally understood reference in the title of Edgar Cantero’s newest novel stands in juxtaposition to the gritty and realistic nature of the story within, where we see our heroes 10-years on, dealing with PTSD and disillusionment. I couldn't put this book down!

Cissa


New World

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By C. Spike Trotman (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780970873170
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - April 18th, 2017

An exceptional sci-fi comics anthology about first contact, culture clash, and colonialism, from a small indie comics publisher, addressing issues of representation with uniquely fun anthologies. New Worlds is a standout, where new and established talents push the genre of science fiction to do what it does best: show us who we are and who we can aspire to be.

Alexander


Infomocracy

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ISBN: 9780765392367
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Published: Tor.com - August 8th, 2017

National borders have been eliminated in favor of centenals, geographical groupings of every 100,000 citizens who vote every ten years. The corporate party Heritage holds the majority, but the system may be upended by idealistic Policy1st--or warmongering Liberty, a party playing on old nationalist tensions. I have never been so fascinated by the innards of a fictional election. Complex and compelling.

Rebecca


Seveneves

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ISBN: 9780062334510
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - 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).


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