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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236210
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

Becky Chambers steeps us her best home-grown tea in this sweet and tender little book. Told through Dex, a tea monk wanting to escape modern life, and Mosscap, a robot fascinated with learning about their world, this story is a glimmer of hope in our never-ending uncertainty about the future of our world.

Review by Javi

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Polaris Rising: A Novel (The Consortium Rebellion #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062802385
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Voyager - February 5th, 2019

Need a fun space adventure with a dash of royalty, romance, and reconnaissance? Look no further than the Consortium Rebellion series. 

Ada is the daughter of a High House and she's on the run from her family. Fleeing an arranged marriage she can't stomach, Ada finds herself locked up on a mercenary ship with a mysterious stranger named Loch. The Devil of Fornax oozes danger and has the largest bounty in the Universe on his head. Luckily, he's just as interested in foiling her fiance as she is. 

The world-building is technologically complex, the action is fast-paced, and the heat is set to smoldering. If you like our heroes, you'll be delighted: there's 2 more books set in this 'verse!

Review by Danielle

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Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534437678
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

Open this exquisite cover and enter a world equally dark and beautiful, a world where every captivating character is both hero and villain of their own story, their fellow characters' stories and the novel as a whole.  And make no mistake, this is a sweeping #ownvoices fantasy.  Epic in scope and using as it's foundation the mythology of the pre-Columbian Americas, the first book of the Between Earth and Sky series introduces a cast of incredibly diverse characters within a gripping political and religious plot that I could not put down.

Review by Deborah

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Providence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593085172
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 31st, 2020

In my youth I read quite a bit of science fiction, but my interests shifted over the years and I veered away from that genre a little. Over the last few years though, I found myself craving a good sci-fi adventure with spaceships and aliens. Last fall I happened across a copy of Providence by Max Barry (author of Lexicon) and it fit the bill perfectly. I read half the book in one sitting! Interesting characters aboard a ship a mile and a half long venture into deep space to save civilization from impending doom. It's an intense ride from start to finish.

Review by Mark B.

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Strange Practice (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316434607
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Orbit - July 25th, 2017

Dr. Greta Helsing specializes in caring for the undead, and she does it with kindness, respect and good humor. That earns my respect. This is the first in a trilogy about a fantastical world in which the undead live next door, mummies require osteopathic fixes (old bones turn to dust, you know?), and love flourishes willy nilly. Vivian Shaw sprinkles allusions and homages to vampiric and horror canons of old throughout the series, but you don't have to get all the references to enjoy the story, and when you're done with this one, there are two more.

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Nevernight: Book One of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250132130
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - June 20th, 2017

So you've practiced your necromancy with Gideon the Ninth, navigated the Tarot Houses of The Last Sun, and you're looking for the next thing to read. Might I suggest a time warp to The Nevernight by Jay Kristoff? In an assassin's school dedicated to the Lady of Blessed Murder (of course), located on a three sunned world (harsh), Mia Corvere will have her revenge (Yes!). As the ancients say, the brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.

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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313195
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tordotcom - September 10th, 2019

Who is Gideon Nav?


- Badass swordswoman

- Lover of women and smutty magazines

-  Hater of wretched old necrotic nuns and skeleton armies

- Bound in servitude to a power-hungry (maybe mad?) necromancer intent on making her life a living hell

- Absolutely f-in hilarious, even when under an oath of silence by aforementioned necromancer

- Looks like she could kill you, could definitely kill you, but is also actually a cinnamon roll

- Love of my life?! (and could be yours too, if you read this AMAZING book)

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This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534430990
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

This is a blossoming romance set among the rubble of incomprehensible destruction. This is not Doctor Who fan-fiction, nor is it the concrete, expository science fiction we're used to. This is for the dreamers who want to look through broken windows into another reality.

Review by Kitri

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Future Home of the Living God: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062694065
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - November 13th, 2018

I’ve been struggling with how to describe this novel, other than it’s often pensive and irregularly balanced for a “dystopian” story. Finally, I came to the conclusion (after 3 pages of notes) that it needs to be read because of the struggle it shows and invokes in us. That may not be very helpful, but as stubborn and intellectual Cedar says at the start, “...maybe you’ll understand. Or not. I’ll write this anyway…” I mean...what do you record for a possible life in a world unknown to you?

Review by Katelynn

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Creature Tech (New Edition) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534309180
Published: Image Comics - January 15th, 2019

Relentless adventure, extreme weirdness, gorgeous and energetic art, a dash of low humor and gore, and reverence for Things Not Seen--’Creature Tech’ is bizarre and entertaining from first page to last. In a world of increasingly ‘transgressive’ comics, TenNapel is a true subversive: at heart, under everything, a gutsy and radical traditionalist. God bless Doug TenNapel

Review by Adam