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Docile by K.M. Szpara

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250216151
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Published: Tordotcom - March 3rd, 2020

Docile is a hard but important critique of capitalism through the lens of an indentured servant and his master. It’s the future, and in order to pay off millions of inherited debt for their future family, people are selling themselves to the rich. To soften the blow of human rights violations, a drug called Dociline has been invented to modify memories and make “dociles” more compliant. Truly artful writing that I couldn’t put down, this sci-fi is sure to make waves. —MJ


The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu

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By Ken Liu
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982134037
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - February 25th, 2020

Ken Liu delivers a beautiful mix of speculative fiction and light fantasy in his second collection of short stories following The Paper Menagerie. Delving into the complexities of shared history, the impending reality of a virtual existence, and other thoughtful meditations on the ramifications of our social evolution, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories questions our idea of authenticity and consciousness—yet Liu always returns to the pervasive power of memory and the strength of human connection (even when it’s in 1s and 0s). —Tori


The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

New York is a city on the brink of becoming something more, something self-aware and able to better care for its people. But an ancient evil is working against that birth, and it will take a ragtag, wildly diverse crew who call the city home to protect it. A love letter to (and a critique of) New York and its burroughs, a haunting exploration of the Lovecraftian racism we face today, and the most punk rock fantasy I’ve read in an age, this is one you can’t miss. —Jax


All Sytems Red by Martha Wells

In a future where security is run by sophisticated AIs, one robot just wants to be left alone to watch soap operas. Murderbot (a name they gave their self) has to work very hard to keep humans unaware of their own agency to avoid being wiped back to factory settings. Also, someone is trying to kill the people in their charge. I loved this fresh take on the future of AI. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tordotcom - May 2nd, 2017

Ice by Anna Kavan

An acid-trip of environmental fiction. As I tried to follow the narrator's stream-of-consciousness I found myself in a tug-of-war between frightening questions about the shapeshifting protagonist and the seductively luscious prose. The book contains violence, misogyny, climate apocalypse, and the dark-side of mankind’s clannish instincts, so content warnings apply. - Clara

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By Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem (Foreword by), Kate Zambreno (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143131991
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 14th, 2017

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon seems to consistently bring something fresh and completely unprecedented to the genre in a most magnificent way. I’ll let you read the back of the book for the plot, as there’s so much going on—from the Middle Passage to magical mer-people to shared memories and the strength of one young person to save her people. Solomon pulls it all off with aplomb. It’s a little book that packs a lot of punch about historical trauma and the ways we integrate our history into our lives, and helps us think about what history we are responsible for carrying. I can’t stop thinking about this one. - Jax

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439863
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 5th, 2019

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus) has crafted an amazing cocktail of magic, secret societies, and the power of the written word. Moving between timeless fables and a very current story of a young queer man of color trying to understand his own story, it explores the thirst in us all for the fantastical. Take this leap; you won’t regret having drawn on your courage. - Jax

Read our interview with Erin Morngenstern in our 2019 Winter Newsletter.

Don't miss our event with Erin Morgenstern at a Literary Masquerade on November 12th, 2019.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

Supernova Era by Cixin Liu

From Cixin Liu, legendary author of The Three-Body Problem, comes Supernova Era, an earlier work being published in English for the first time. Liu’s vision of the future reads like Lord of the Flies on a global scale. Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of 13 will die. And so the countdown begins. “A political thriller founded on a thought experiment reminiscent of classic SF.” —Publishers Weekly

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By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250306036
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tor Books - October 22nd, 2019

Future Tense Fiction from the editors of Future Tense

Robot ethics, zero-carbon-footprint urban living, humans interbreeding with aliens: An all-star lineup of diverse bestselling authors (Charlie Jane Anders, Paolo Bacigalupi, Carmen Maria Machado, Nnedi Okorafor, among others) explore contemporary issues of science and politics in these 14 mind-blowing tales. This collection is terrific for readers of speculative and science fiction. - Jason

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ISBN: 9781944700959
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 2nd, 2019

Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

Filipino American author Paul Krueger has reimagined the unique cultures of China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines in this anime-inspired war fantasy. The setting is reminiscent of early 20th-century Asia, with the addition of magic animals and enchanted steel. A thief, a princess, a soldier, and a prince must band together to defeat an enemy determined to destroy them all. Political intrigue, unexpected romance, and an action-packed plot combine to make this an exciting, fast-paced read. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780593128220
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Published: Del Rey - September 24th, 2019

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