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Tin Star

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ISBN: 9781596437753
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2014

Being beaten up and kicked off the spaceship by the head of your colony is bad enough. But now Tula's stuck on a space station out in the galactic boondocks. As a human, she's only a minor species there, practically below notice. She knows how to survive, and that means she's ready to take her revenge.

Sarah


Red Rising

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ISBN: 9780345539786
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Published: Del Rey - January 28th, 2014

Finally something creative and unexpected in the overdone dystopian genre, Red Rising is a cross between dystopian, science fiction and epic war fantasy that packs a punch. Some parallels to The Hunger Games are there, but this book stands alone - darker, more intense, more emotional and ambitious. I couldn't put it down.

Katie


What Makes This Books So Great

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ISBN: 9780765331939
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Published: Tor Books - January 21st, 2014

What Makes This Book So Great collects Jo Walton's Tor.com blog posts written between 2008 and 2011. In each entry she lovingly revisits a favorite science fiction or fantasy title that has fallen out of the public eye. In these pages you will discover both Jo Walton's enchanting style (even and especially when she writes about books you've never heard of) and a treasure trove of classic titles you will immediately need to add to your to-read list.

Rebecca


The Martian

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ISBN: 9780804139021
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Published: Crown - February 11th, 2014

Looking for a man who's smart, funny, and not bad at growing potatoes in a crisis? Look inside. If there's anyone who's perfect for getting stuck on Mars by himself, it's Mark Watney. His wry humor and engineers-can-fix-anything approach to survival drive this interplanetary Robinson Crusoe. (Also, Josh approved.)

Sarah


Luminous Chaos

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ISBN: 9781612191416
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Published: Melville House - October 15th, 2013

The second volume in the best sci fi series around sees the heros of New Venice transported back in time to an occultist-filled, snow bound, mystical fin de siecle Paris. Psychomotive travel, metaphrodisiacs, anaglyphs, a steam-powered Guillotine, and, of course, an army of ravens. And Mallarme, of course.  Valtat’s beautiful prose is second only  to his wonderful imagination and if he keeps this up , The Mysteries of New Venice will be one of the great works in the genre.

Josh


The Rook

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ISBN: 9780316098809
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 16th, 2012

When Myfanwy Thomas wakes up surrounded by dead bodies in a London park, she doesn't remember anything. Not what happened, not where the bodies came from, not even her own name. Her only clues come in the form of notes left by her former self, an operative in a secret agency dedicated to protecting the world from supernatural threats. In order to survive, Myfanwy must pretend she still has her memories while ferreting out the would-be killer before they're able to finish the job. For fans of Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and general romps.

Rebecca


Finnikin of the Rock

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ISBN: 9780763652920
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2011

Ten years earlier, the royal family of Lumatere was murdered and a curse cast over the kingdom, cutting it off from the outside world. Now Finnikin and the mysterious novice Evanjalin set out to reclaim Lumatere in this dark and gritty fantasy that explores identity, guilt, and the meaning of home for refugees living ten years in exile.

Katie


Wool

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ISBN: 9781476733951
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 12th, 2013

Wool began as a self-published online short story, but reader demand prompted a series of installments that combined form this omnibus edition. Parts one and two build the claustrophobic and menacing atmosphere of this unique dystopian world before launching into an action packed second half full of memorable characters and compelling storylines.

Katie


For Darkness Shows the Stars

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ISBN: 9780062006158
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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 2nd, 2013

Take two intrepid heroes of the Austen persuasion. Add a few spaceships, class division, rampant genetic engineering, and a dollop of romance. Stir until potent. Diana  Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars is a lush, poetic reimagining of Jane Austen's Persuasion, an adaptation both familiar and surprising in turn. If Jane Austen and science fiction are your cups of tea, this book is for you.

Rebecca


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