9 books on the list
Latest Recommendations First
We Only Find Them When They're Dead Vol. 1
Embark on an epic space adventure in search of the only resources that matter - the giant corpses of alien gods on the edge of human space. Follow Captain Malik and his crew on their dangerous quest to find a living god, risking everything to break free from the system. But when faced with a threat beyond imagination, they must confront the hard choices they made in pursuit of their dreams. This new sci-fi epic by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo explores the search for meaning and the cost of those choices in a thrilling story that will leave you wanting more.
This book is gorgeous – source
Seven of Infinities
In "Seven of Infinities," follow Vân, a poor scholar living in orbit as a tutor with a hidden illegal mem-implant. When a mysterious death occurs in her student's quarters, she teams up with Sunless Woods, a notorious thief and mindship. Their journey leads them to the truth about the secrets they've kept from each other, and the dark trail of greed and murder that unfolds.
Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight
This collection of fourteen tales takes readers on a journey through Aliette de Bodard's richly textured and imaginative universes. From a Gothic Paris devastated by a magical war, to a far-future space opera, each story showcases the author's worldbuilding prowess and beloved characters. The collection includes award-winning stories like "Immersion," where a young girl on a space station meets an older woman who has lost her identity, and "Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight," where three individuals deal with the loss of a cornerstone figure in their lives. The book features a never-before-seen novella set in Bodard's alternative dark Paris.
The Tea Master and the Detective
In the Scattered Pearls Belt, a society of living mindships and exiled scholars mingle in both physical and virtual realities. The Shadow's Child - once a military transport ship, now a brewer of mind-altering drugs - is enlisted by curious scholar Long Chau to investigate a murder. As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover secrets about the victim's past and Long Chau's own shady history, leading them to a dark and haunting void that separates the stars.
The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
"Discover the ultimate guide to writing science fiction and fantasy with bold, full-color illustrations and essays from top names in the field. Wonderbook emphasizes the importance of playfulness and practicality to stimulate creative thinking. With an additional 50 pages of illustrations and writing exercises, this book will inspire and delight aspiring writers."
@sloanesloane @ElectricLit His book about writing, Wonderbook, is really good. – source
APOSIMZ, volume 1
Embark on a thrilling Science Fiction journey with APOSIMZ, volume 1. This epic from acclaimed mangaka Tsutomu Nihei, takes place on an artificial celestial body measuring 120,000 km in diameter, where people are forced to survive on the frigid surface facing diseases and aggressive automatons. Discover how they fight to survive against insurmountable odds in this gripping read.
@TheBurnham @RonDanChan I love this book. It's so oddly written - like a video game. And his art progression from the density of Blame! to this has been amazing. – source
The Lathe Of Heaven
A gripping science fiction novel that explores the power of dreams and their ability to alter reality. George Orr seeks help from Dr. William Haber, who soon starts using George's abilities for his own purposes. As the two men battle for control, the future of the world becomes increasingly uncertain. Ursula K. Le Guin's classic masterpiece raises deep, thought-provoking questions about power, humanity, and the nature of reality. Don't miss out on this eerie and prescient journey.
@uzionmain Fucking love that book – source
Embark on a journey through the Tanjiri system with Urban, who possesses a mysterious needle filled with all of Lezuri's knowledge. As Dragon and its fleet approach a fallen civilization, an Earthlike world, and a miraculous living moon, Urban believes that he will come face-to-face with the creator of it all. With danger looming and loved ones at risk, Urban must unlock the secrets of the needle to gain power and knowledge for the ultimate encounter.
How the British conquered themselves
Discover the battleground of Britain's imperial memory wars in this provocative and passionate book. Dive into the deep emotional attachment to empire that runs through British culture and explore the myths that structure our views of empire, both past and present. From inter-war adventure fiction to the Alt-right and the Red Wall, Imperial Nostalgia asks how our relationship with our national past has gone wrong and how it can be improved.