Fantasy and Science Fiction
Foundryside by Robert Jackson BennettTalented thief Sancia Grado discovers a powerful magical artifact that could forever alter the balance of power in Tevanne, a city-state controlled by four merchant houses.
Robert Jackson Bennett is best known for the detailed world-building of his Divine Cities series, which was a Finalist for the 2018 Hugo Award "Best Series" category.
Fans may also like Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards novels, starting with The Lies of Locke Lamora.
Competence: The Custard Protocol: Book Three by Gail CarrigerAccidentally abandoned!
All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard , in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail.
Following Prudence and Imprudence, this is the 3rd installment of the Custard Protocol historical fantasy series, which is a spin-off of the Parasol Protectorate novels.
Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu; translated by Joel MartinsenAfter witnessing his parents' bizarre death by ball lightning, Chin uncovers a new frontier in particle physics that pits him against a weapons-obsessed army major and an unscrupulous physicist.
If you're interested in the growing body of Chinese speculative fiction, check out the anthology Invisible Planets: Contemporary Science Fiction in Translation, edited by Ken Liu.
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuireIs there a fate worse than death?
Rose Marshall, the "vanishing hitchhiker" of American urban legend, may find out if her now-immortal murderer manages to catch up to her.
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown is the 2nd book in the Ghost Stories series, after Sparrow Hill Road.
Focus on: Inhospitable Environments
Semiosis by Sue BurkeA multigenerational saga about a group of colonists who settle on the planet Pax, which hosts a variety of sentient native flora that watches and waits.
For fans of episodic character-driven SF such as Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles or Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy.
The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth DurstSomething's rotten in Renthia, where elemental spirits are kept in check by the chosen Queen, her elite guard of Champions, and their apprentices, the Heirs. The spirits are breaking free of their wards...
This 1st installment of the Queens of Renthia series contains both an action-packed quest and ample palace intrigue.
The Fifth Season by N.K. JemisinWhen her husband murders their son and abducts their daughter, grief-stricken and vengeful Essun pursues him across The Stillness, a vast and dynamic super-continent on the brink of catastrophe that will usher in a "fifth season," a time of uncertainty and hardship.
All three books in the Broken Earth series, including sequels The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky, have won the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
The Salt Line by Holly Goddard JonesNow that a tick-borne pandemic has forced humanity to retreat behind chemical barriers known as "Salt Lines," well-heeled thrill-seekers pursue a form of "extreme tourism" in the wilderness beyond the boundaries.
A combination of Scott Smith's The Ruins and Alexandra Oliva's The Last One.
Hope you have a strong stomach! Graphic descriptions of the damage inflicted by deadly miner ticks await you inside.
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley RobinsonSea-level rise, the result of climate change, transforms 22nd-century New York City into a partially submerged metropolis.
You will meet a large and diverse cast of characters living in, on, or near Manhattan's MetLife Tower, including a hedge fund manager speculating on coastal real estate and a pair of treasure-hunting adolescents.
New York 2140 is more optimistic than most apocalyptic fiction, though it does offer a pointed critique of capitalism's role in exacerbating social inequality.
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