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Nnedi Okorafor - 2014-04-10
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This gripping novel explores the theme of humanity's first encounter with aliens, and the repercussions that follow. Chaos ensues in the world's fifth most populous city when news of the extraterrestrial landing spreads online. Amidst political turmoil, a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier race to prevent mass extinction. Blending magical realism with high-stakes action, Lagoon is a thrilling ride full of unexpected twists and turns.
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City of Stairs
A Novel (The Divine Cities)
Robert Jackson Bennett - 2014-09-09
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Discover a city once ruled by divine protectors who used their powers to conquer the world, until they were killed. The city's history has been censored, but its surreal landscape remains. Follow Shara Thivani, a skilled spy dispatched to solve a murder in this haunting city. As she delves deeper, she suspects that the gods may not be as dead as they seem. A gripping spy novel meets stunning fantasy in this original tale of conspiracies, dead gods, and buried histories.
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The Likeness
Tana French - 2009-05-26 (first published in 2008)
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A murder victim who looks exactly like the main character sets off a thrilling mystery in this follow-up to a bestselling crime novel. As Cassie Maddox investigates the case, she discovers that the victim had been using an alias that Cassie had also used in the past. With clever twists and gripping suspense, this book is a must-read for fans of crime fiction.
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Babel-17 / Empire Star
Samuel R. Delany - 2002-01-08 (first published in 2001)
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Explore the intricate galaxy of speculative fiction with this award-winning tale of a renowned poet decoding a secret language to defeat an enemy's deadly force. Alongside the main story, enjoy the additional short novel Empire Star, featuring a simple-minded teen entrusted with a vital message. Written by acclaimed author Samuel R. Delany, this spellbinding and intelligent book is a must-read for sci-fi enthusiasts.
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Tim O’Reilly
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Foster Dean Alan - 1987-01-01 (first published in 1975)
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In "Midworld", the lush rainforest of the planet is home to a primitive society that has lived in harmony with nature for centuries. But everything changes when aliens arrive, threatening the delicate balance of the world. With its rich world-building and compelling story, this book is a must-read for sci-fi fans.
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The Boy on the Bridge
M. R. Carey - 2017-05-02
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In a post-apocalyptic world, society is plagued by a devastating illness that needs a cure. The people believe that a very clever boy can save them and send him on a dangerous journey where the monsters live. With its gripping and powerful story, The Boy on the Bridge, set in the world of The Girl With All the Gifts, will challenge your understanding of humanity. Check out other titles by M. R. Carey including The Devil You Know and Someone Like Me.
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The Flight of the Silvers
The Silvers Book One (The Silvers Series 1)
Daniel Price - 2016-12-01 (first published in 2014)
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This thrilling novel depicts a post-apocalyptic world where only two sisters survive. They are rescued by three powerful beings and transported to an alternate Earth where time is manipulated by common household objects. As they try to find their way back home, they are joined by other survivors, each with unique abilities. With enemies lurking and time running out, they embark on a dangerous cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them. A fresh take on the parallel universe and paranormal subgenres, this book is highly recommended for fans of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction.
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Stanislaw Lem - 1991-10-31 (first published in 1959)
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Explore the mysterious planet of Eden with a group of six men who struggle to understand the strange world they find themselves in. As they try to make contact with the inhabitants of the planet, they are met with violence and are forced to confront a cruel truth about humanity. This thrilling sci-fi novel is a must-read for those who love exploring new worlds and grappling with big questions about the nature of humanity.
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A Novel
China Miéville - 2011-05-17
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A distant planet. A unique language spoken only by a few. A human colonist who has become a living simile in this language. When a new ambassador arrives, the fragile balance between humans and aliens is violently upset. Will catastrophe follow? Explore competing loyalties and the power of language in this far-future novel.
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Under the Skin
Michel Faber - 2004-05-03 (first published in 2000)
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This book follows Isserley as she picks up hitchhikers with big muscles, only interested in their families and strength. With a remarkable face and posture suggestive of a spinal problem, she's both erotic and grotesque. The hitchhikers are a mixed bunch, but her conversation is only a means to endure her physical and spiritual pain. Michel Faber's work has been compared to Roald Dahl and Franz Kafka, and this novel takes readers on a heart-thumping ride through moral instincts and compassion.
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Helen Rosner
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