Ministry for the Future – Kim Stanley Robinson

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR. “The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem. “If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future.” —Ezra Klein (Vox). The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but a future that ...

Monster of the Dark – KT Belt

Carmen Grey always knew she was different. None of the other children seemed able to read minds. None of the other children were able to manipulate their toys without touching them. On the morning of her sixth birthday, three men dressed in black arrive to remove her from the loving care of her parents. She is taken to an underground facility meant for others like her, for Clairvoyants. Stripped of her name and identity, over the years she is fashioned into something scary—something lethal. Each ...

The Undeserving Future – J.W. Botsford

It is 2050, and what is left of humanity has emerged from an apocalyptic event of biblical proportions. Welcome to the future. Immerse yourself in a world where Neo-Mandarin is the universal language, where robotic animals eat table scraps off of the floor, and everything is measured according to “ecological and sustainability impact,” or ESI. You’ll release a sigh of satisfaction as “draggers” are forced to live out their existence online, unable to live off the hard work of others and unwilling to put in ...

The Survivors – Angela White

“We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?” The end of the world has given humanity a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push us to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace—only survivors.



Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution – R. F Kuang

“Absolutely phenomenal. One of the most brilliant, razor-sharp books I’ve had the pleasure of reading that isn’t just an alternative fantastical history, but an interrogative one; one that grabs colonial history and the Industrial Revolution, turns it over, and shakes it out.” — Shannon Chakraborty, bestselling author of The City of Brass From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation ...

LOOP – William Kely McClung

LOOP is part sci-fi/horror yarn, and part zombie/pandemic/survival epic, a cyberpunk, dystopian techno-thriller set in middle America that grips the reader in its monstrous bloody hands and refuses to let go! ★★★★★ “A tour de force… Violence and carnage are terrifying and starkly realistic… I wouldn’t change a f*cking syllable.” Ben Clement — “Giants On My Shoulders” ★★★★★ “…a relentless, terrifying sci-fi thriller with visceral intensity that invades the psyche and never lets go.” Debbie Lynn Elias — “Behind The Lens” When a new social ...

Melchizedek, Book One: Kings and Priests – Michael S. Cordima

“Amazingly prophetic.” ★★★★★ In the near future, an electoral crisis leads to chaos across the United States. Jerry Farron, a freelance journalist, is given the assignment of infiltrating territory that has been taken by a group of prosperity churches outside of Spokane. After an arduous journey, he meets the unexpected in the form of Mark Tunbridge, a true believer on a spiritual mission to do the same, though for a completely different purpose. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Simon Raimes, a stoic atheist with grand ambitions of ...

Songbird Ascension – Khira Allen

A dying student. A visionary scientist. Civilization-crushing conflict. Michael Carr stands at the edge of death. A bright young student, he is living out his final years on the quiet shores of Lake Superior, knowing that a genetic disorder will destroy his lungs. Even as Michael struggles to accept his fate, a new hope emerges in the reports of breakthroughs in human-machine augmentation. Seeking a lifeline, Michael accepts a scholarship offer to study under the tutelage of the renowned and enigmatic Professor Arjun Khatri, who ...



This Time Tomorrow – Emma Straub

“The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more.”—Ann Patchett. “The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional.”—Emily Henry. “Delightful”—Boston Globe. “Poignant”—New York Times. What if you could take a vacation to your past? With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different ...



The Kaiju Preservation Society – John Scalzi

The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi’s first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy. When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on. What Tom doesn’t tell ...

Avenger (Sovereign Stars Book 1) – Blair C. Howard

Five years after physicist Mark Holder discovered the Slipstream Drive in 2058, humanity reached for the stars and began to colonize the galaxy. For centuries, humans continued to populate system after system without encountering intelligent alien life. Some twelve hundred years later, after many generations of relative peace, in the year 3278, human space is invaded by a powerful and mysterious enemy. To these invaders the very concept of free will is heresy. Their crusade—to eradicate humanity. The war begins, and the fight for the ...

Grip of Fear – Sam J Fires

No lights. No power. No help. During the coldest winter on record, an EMP attack wipes out the nation’s power and cripples the country. As the city spirals into lawless chaos, investigative journalist, twenty-six-year-old Cassandra Drews is forced onto the dangerous streets of Portland to begin the long walk to her parents’ home in Oregon But hypothermia and starvation aren’t the only dangers Cass and her rescue dog, Daisy, face on their perilous trek. Danger is stalking them, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. ...



Sea of Tranquility – Emily St. John Mandel

The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. “One of [Mandel’s] finest novels and one of her most satisfying forays into the arena of speculative fiction yet.”—The New York Times. Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ...



The Candy House – Jennifer Egan

Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Oprah Daily, Glamour, USA TODAY, Parade, Bustle, San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times, BuzzFeed, Vulture, and many more! From one of the most celebrated writers of our time, a literary figure with cult status, a “sibling novel” to her Pulitzer Prize– and NBCC Award–winning A Visit from the Goon Squad — an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity and meaning in a world where memories and identities are no longer private. The Candy House opens with the staggeringly ...