Science Fiction/Fantasy

This collection of short stories is by turns whimsical, bizarre, and deeply moving. I have been absolutely salivating for Barnhill’s first offering for adult readers, and it was well worth the wait; I was blown away and enthralled by these stories. I can’t promise that they will all (or even most) end happily, but if you enjoy beautiful writing and thought provoking supernatural weirdness, this is the book for you. - Jax

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Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616207977
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 20th, 2018

A spectacular return to the gritty, offline cyberpunk world of Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, and Neal Stephenson, this time with a floating city, and a nanobonded orca and polar bear. Beam fighters, scalers, crime syndicate bosses, noodle shop vendors and a defiantly gender neutral skate courier create a rich cast of characters that I’d love to meet again. - Dave 

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ISBN: 9780062684820
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Published: Ecco - April 17th, 2018

In a far dystopic future that includes desert villages and a city seething with corruption, the main character, Onyesonwu (“Who Fears Death”) fights on in spite of persecution and hardship. The author builds a beautifully nuanced world filled with real people of diverse perspectives who must face the same dangers—both outside and within—to survive. - Jocelyn

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780756406691
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Published: Daw Books - June 7th, 2011

I dream of fantasy books like this one. The clarity of Novik’s world-building and the vividness of her protagonist, Agnieszka, set the stage for a vivacious and satisfying fairy tale. Uprooted satisfies the same part of my heart that Tamora Pierce and Ellen Kushner did in my childhood. For fantasy fans, I cannot recommend it enough. - Clara

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ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey Books - March 1st, 2016

Meet Gerault of Rivia—the Witcher—a member of an elite but dying fraternity who fight monsters. Gerault navigates morality, kindness, monsters, and humanity in a world that borrows a lot from fairy tales but stays  close to home in terms of people. This collection of connected short stories delighted me with its characters and creativity. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780316438964
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Published: Orbit - July 18th, 2017

When a giant squid washes ashore in London and then disappears after being brought to the Natural History Museum, all hell breaks loose. Cults, old gods, gatekeepers, secret police, and the undead. It’s all here. And with a mystery of mysterious proportions to tear it all apart. This book is a grand ‘ole time. - Ian

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ISBN: 9780345497505
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Published: Del Rey Books - March 15th, 2011

Nilanjana is a scientist and that is Important. However, when Night Vale’s citizens begin to disappear, leaving only a gaping maw in the ground, Nilanjana is thrown headlong into the world of a strange new religion…cult…mob? A battle between religion and science ensues, and you may be surprised by the outcome. You truly don’t need to know anything about the podcast to enjoy the heck out of this story. Just be ready for an excellent ride through the strangest town you’ve never heard of before. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

Step into an enchanted land of Middle Eastern mythology and folklore in this remarkable debut by S. A. Chakraborty. Follow the tale of Nahri, a con artist from the streets of 18th-century Cairo, as she is swept into the world of the ancient magical djinn. Complex and mesmerizing, with phenomenal world building, the story’s mythology is vibrant and tangible. This is an exciting read that is impossible to put down. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780062678102
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Published: Harper Voyager - November 14th, 2017

In a northeast Asian–influenced fantasy world, two young women are tethered by destiny. The Tiger’s Daughter is the kind of book you find yourself tumbling into: falling into the immersive world and lore; caring for the fierce, headstrong heroines; losing yourself in the story. The writing sweeps you along with a lilting cadence—my copy is thick with tags marking passages I loved. I was swept away by this creation and can’t wait for the sequel. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780765392534
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Published: Tor Books - October 3rd, 2017

One day the most vulnerable will be given that which the most dangerous have. And the world will start numbering its days. Naomi Alderman has written a modern complement to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale that will grab you by the throat even as it gently slides a knife into your back. It will leave you gasping and bloody. So look, too, for the glimmers of hope that we can be better. That we might have that power, too. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

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