Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Based on true events, Brent Spiner, of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, takes a weird, often hilarious look at his early career via the lens of a fan stalking event that involves, amon

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“The plot barrels along at an intense pace, straight into . . . a shocking cliffhanger of an ending.

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“Klune has a way of elevating life’s tender, beautifully ordinary moments to highlight how achingly special they actually are.”

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“The time of someone’s death doesn’t exist until Sapere Aude calculates it, forcing the waveform to collapse. ‘You do the math, and it makes the math come true.’”

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“In some ways, the greatest strength of this series lies in its smaller moments rather than its grand arc.”

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“Turnbull’s prose is captivating, poetic without being pretentious, a pleasure to read. . . . A stunning, enthralling novel.”

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“A novel that is disturbing as well as heartwrenching with its look at the possible fate of mankind.”

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“wonderful and deeply engaging. The Membranes is a marvelous book.”

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Bloodless is the best Pendergast novel so far.”

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This is a sequel to the authors’ excellent first book, Out of the Dark, in which Earth is attacked by a race of beings called the “Shongairi.” The attack is sanctioned by the galaxy’s prem

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Accessible, challenging, and fun by turns, Speculative Los Angeles possesses everything a fan could want.”

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“master craft level of world building that offers much more to the fantasy genre than the usual fare.”

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Pounce is an orange-and-black-striped tiger robot, “designed, to put it bluntly, to be huggable.” He was sold to the Reinhart family as a nanny for their eight-year-old boy, Ezra.

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“The machine persona is not unlike a human psychopath: it lies perfectly, without compunction or any sense of shame.”

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“Timely, intelligent, and fascinating . . .”

“I am an exile twice over, once from my home and once from Teixcalaan, which could never have been my home.”

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No one is innocent in the series A Chorus of Dragons. Even the protagonists in Jenn Lyons’ series have done terrible things in their pasts, killing, betraying, and abandoning others.

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“A skillful blending of magic and mayhem, the supernatural with the mundane.

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Fugitive Telemetry is the sixth installment in the Murderbot Diaries series, and it’s one of the better ones.

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“Nobody writes optimistic science adventure as well as Andy Weir. Anyone who loved The Martian will adore Project Hail Mary.”

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What would happen if the first manned (and womanned) mission to Mars was chosen through a Survivor-style competition and the mission itself was a reality show?

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“Silverberg’s stories transform alien planets and parallel universes into concrete realities that readers can inhabit and enjoy. . . .

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Immunity Index takes place in a future that is uncannily similar to 2020. A pandemic spreads across the world, killing thousands and breeding political dissention.

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“. . . a quirky extension of the H. G. Wells story, filled with animal puns, dialogue reeking with black humor, as well as an ending guaranteed to satisfy.”

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“‘I’m real, you’re real. And real people don’t die and come back, regenerated into a hundred versions of themselves.’”

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“the core nature of maleness and femaleness—the universality of humanness—shines through and reinvents itself to adapt to change in reality.”

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