Science Fiction/Fantasy

Nilanjana is a scientist and that is Important. However, when Night Vale’s citizens begin to disappear, leaving only a gaping maw in the ground, Nilanjana is thrown headlong into the world of a strange new religion…cult…mob? A battle between religion and science ensues, and you may be surprised by the outcome. You truly don’t need to know anything about the podcast to enjoy the heck out of this story. Just be ready for an excellent ride through the strangest town you’ve never heard of before. - Ivy

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It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

Step into an enchanted land of Middle Eastern mythology and folklore in this remarkable debut by S. A. Chakraborty. Follow the tale of Nahri, a con artist from the streets of 18th-century Cairo, as she is swept into the world of the ancient magical djinn. Complex and mesmerizing, with phenomenal world building, the story’s mythology is vibrant and tangible. This is an exciting read that is impossible to put down. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780062678102
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Published: Voyager - November 14th, 2017

In a northeast Asian–influenced fantasy world, two young women are tethered by destiny. The Tiger’s Daughter is the kind of book you find yourself tumbling into: falling into the immersive world and lore; caring for the fierce, headstrong heroines; losing yourself in the story. The writing sweeps you along with a lilting cadence—my copy is thick with tags marking passages I loved. I was swept away by this creation and can’t wait for the sequel. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780765392534
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Published: Tor Books - October 3rd, 2017

One day the most vulnerable will be given that which the most dangerous have. And the world will start numbering its days. Naomi Alderman has written a modern complement to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale that will grab you by the throat even as it gently slides a knife into your back. It will leave you gasping and bloody. So look, too, for the glimmers of hope that we can be better. That we might have that power, too. - Jocelyn

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The Power Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

This fantastic book stayed with me long after I first read it. A lesbian couple, both of them engineers-turned-spaceship-hijackers, attempts to join a pirate crew for gold and glory (and to escape the crushing unemployment of the future). The catch? The pirates are being held hostage by a homicidal AI, and the pair are given a suicide mission to destroy it. A new sci-fi must-read for fans of Becky Chambers’s award-winning Wayfarer series (The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet). - Kelly

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Barbary Station Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481476874
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Published: Saga Press - October 31st, 2017

It’s a heist. On the moon. And it’s hilarious, with a story that feels fresh and new. Do you love the science in science fiction? Weir skillfully combines the realities of living on a lunar base with the excitement and thrill of the scope of human ingenuity. It’s hard to follow a smash hit like The Martian, but Artemis does it so well. - Jax

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

I was already a fan of Hearne’s urban fantasy series, so when I heard he was writing a new epic fantasy, I was immediately intrigued. The premise of kingdoms being based around the elements is a trope that could be cheesy but is given a clever spin by Hearne, who manages to weave cheekiness with heartbreak and adventure into a terrific story. - Karena

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A Plague of Giants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345548603
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Published: Del Rey Books - October 17th, 2017

Lady Amalia Cornaro only snuck out of the palace to buy a book and put off a little longer her duties as heir to the Cornaro family. Zaira was only trying to elude the clutches of anyone who wanted to put her mage power over balefire to their own use. Neither expected to end the day bound together for life as Falcon and Falconer, mage and keeper, in the service of the Raverran Empire. - Cat

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ISBN: 9780316466875
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Published: Orbit - October 24th, 2017

As a fan of both books about the 1920s and books about magic, this novel is firmly in my literary wheelhouse. I really enjoyed how the story swapped between the main characters who were on either side of the law. Joan as a magic bootlegger trying to provide for her family and Alex, an undercover cop, trying to gain redemption for his father's crimes. - Karena

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A Criminal Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481410342
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Published: Saga Press - January 31st, 2017

This book made me feel like a child discovering the world of books. Fledgling is a wholly new—norm-destroying vampire mythology is explored through the eyes of the strangest protagonists I've ever encountered. This is science fiction at its most cutting and mind-bending. Months after reading it I'm still asking myself questions and dreaming about this universe. - Clara

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Fledgling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446696166
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Published: Warner Books (NY) - January 1st, 2007

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