Science Fiction/Fantasy

Jacqueline Carey is second-to-none in world building and this book is no exception. Phedre, a child marked by destiny, is sold into indentured servitude at a young age, but soon finds herself being trained in the courtly arts of intrigue and seduction. Stuck as a pawn of greater families, she struggles to find her own path and protect those she holds dear. - Ivy

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Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765342980
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Published: Tor Books - March 15th, 2002

Hilarious shenanigans, diva superheroes, and catty bloggers made this a fun read. I devoured this urban fantasy and not just because of the demon cupcakes. Evie Taneka is the best reluctant-assistant-turned-superhero ever. It's the first of a series that I'm looking forward to continuing. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780756410841
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Published: Daw Books - July 5th, 2016

This sci-fi comedy is British humour in top form still referenced today in pop culture around the world. The characters are zany, locations wild, and plot outlandish. Yet, when all is said and done, it still ends in a fitting way. A true classic of the craft. - Ian

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ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey Books - September 27th, 1995

This beautiful novella combines historical fiction with a dash of magic to produce a fascinating story about queer women in 1940's San Francisco. Klages has woven a soft and surreal tale of art, romance and forbidden love into a vivid setting, with compelling characters, that will enchant and delight you. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780765389527
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 24th, 2017

Part sci-fi, part philosophy, and set in the semi-near future where many tasks are done by robots governed by three laws, this meditation on best laid plans constantly questions the reader about how rules are communicated and then ultimately interpreted. As relevant today as it was when published, this is a timeless collection for any questioning reader. - Ian

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ISBN: 9780553382563
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Published: Spectra Books - April 29th, 2008

I finally picked this book up at the behest of our former Commander-in-Chief, who claimed he read it as a way to escape. While certainly this is an immersive book, it is also one that challenges you, forces you to think and learn every moment you are reading it. It’s intensely smart and fascinating. It completely blew my mind. - Jax

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By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translator)
ISBN: 9780765382030
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

All of your favorites—Aesir, Vanir, giants, dwarves, elves, and big bad wolves—try once again to fit in as many adventures as they can before Ragnarok descends to destroy them all. Translated by master of the fantastic Neil Gaiman, this updated version is reminiscent of the classic Edith Hamilton collection, but with a tang of Gaiman’s dark sense of humor. - Aric

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ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

I enjoyed all of the many little nods to other works from the Cthulhu Mythos in this story. For those of you familiar with the mythos, it’s like coming home to familiar ground. Emrys treats the mythos with respect and fondness, and has certainly invested her time in crafting a compelling story from a perspective I never expected to sympathize with so utterly. This is my favorite book thus far this year. - Ian

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ISBN: 9780765390905
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - April 4th, 2017

In the not-so-distant future, a diverse cast of characters inherit a New York that has been flooded and overwhelmed as a result of the environmental, economic, and social disasters we are facing today. New York 2140 is timely and relevant and more realistic than the sci-fi I typically read. Significantly, it purposes a future in which ethics and moral reasoning are still being undermined by the status quo. I’d recommend reading it with friends! - Ashley

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ISBN: 9780316262347
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Published: Orbit - March 14th, 2017

I loved Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet so much. While it was more of a vignette, A Closed and Common Orbit, its sequel, is more focused on two specific characters, Lovey and Pepper. Identity is a strong theme that more than one of the characters struggles with. I love that even in space, even hundreds of years from now, with all our technological advances, we still struggle with who we are. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780062569400
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Published: Voyager - March 14th, 2017



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