Science Fiction/Fantasy

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 (Shieldrunner Pirates #1) Cover Image
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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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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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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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ISBN: 9780446696166
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 1st, 2007

A smaller-scale and more intimate novel than her star-system-spanning Ancillary Justice trilogy, this book is still Ann Leckie at her best: her characters are sharp-witted and understated, her world-building is rich and feels long-inhabited, and the plot hums as it follows a murder mystery/heist drama that’s really all about the protagonist’s search for place and meaning. - Stuart

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ISBN: 9780316388672
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Published: Orbit - September 26th, 2017

Hassan Blasim, author of the haunting book The Corpse Exhibition, has assembled science fiction stories from Iraqi writers, all set 100 years after the U.S. occupation of Iraq. These stories demonstrate how Iraq's past will influence its future by blending history with fantastical technology. The defiance to imagine the future so creatively when at times even the arrival of the next day is uncertain is the spirit of this collection. - Louise

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ISBN: 9781250161321
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Published: Tor Books - September 12th, 2017

This dystopian narrative set in future-China starts like gender-swapped Jane Austen meets The Giver, and ends like a freaking spy thriller. These characters have my heart:  a charismatic man with autism; a kind, closeted older gentleman; and a woman who wishes the men in her life would just please stop to communicate for once! I grew to adore this book—especially XX, whose growth toward triumph is a brilliant defense of individual human worth. - a.c.

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ISBN: 9780062662552
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 12th, 2017

The year is 2044, and a performance enhancing drug is causing people to work themselves to death. Tractor Jack, a female drug pirate with a submarine, embarks upon a mission to stop the spread of the deadly drug before it becomes an epidemic. An unlikely man-robot love affair sweetens an otherwise dystopian storyline. The political undertone (a pharmaceutical big bad, human and A.I. trafficking) echoes Margaret Atwood. This is my early pick for best Sci-Fi book of the year. - Jason

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ISBN: 9780765392077
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Published: Tor Books - September 19th, 2017

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