22 books on the list
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City of Stairs
A Novel (The Divine Cities)
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.
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.
Oryx and Crake
A post-apocalyptic world where one man may be the last human alive. Snowman, also known as Jimmy, mourns the death of his best friend and the love of his life, Oryx. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey with the help of genetically engineered children through a lush wilderness that was once a great city. Margaret Atwood's thought-provoking tale is a compelling vision of the future that is both familiar and beyond our imagination.
Recommended byMeltem DemirorsSarah Parcak
Babel-17 / Empire Star
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.
Recommended byTim O’Reilly
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.
The Boy on the Bridge
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.
The Flight of the Silvers
The Silvers Book One (The Silvers Series 1)
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.
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.
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.
Under the Skin
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.
Recommended byHelen Rosner
A Darkling Sea
Explore the depths of an ice-covered planet as a team of scientists uncover the mysterious blind aliens that reside below. When an encounter turns deadly, tensions rise between Terrans and their extraterrestrial allies, and a new age of human exploration is born. Will the newly enlightened Ilmatarans be the key to peace, or will their involvement lead to an uncertain future? Discover the epic sci-fi adventure of A Darkling Sea by James Cambias.
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
Modern Classics Hothouse by Brian Aldiss
After the Apocalypse by Maureen F. McHugh
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Authority by Jeff Vandermeer
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle