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The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Lives of Tao

Wesley Chu

Book

Goodreads Choice 2013 Nominee - Science Fiction When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn't. He now has a passenger in his brain -- an ancient alien life-form called...

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Road out of winter by Alison Stine

Road out of winter

Alison Stine

eAudiobook

In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope. Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty--her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she's been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn't return...

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The mother fault by Kate Mildenhall

The mother fault

Kate Mildenhall

eBook

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Escape pod

Escape pod

Book

"Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of cutting-edge science fiction from the hit podcast, Escape Pod. Escape Pod has been bringing the finest short fiction to millions of ears all over the world, at the forefront of a new fiction revolution. This an...

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The best science fiction of the year. Volume 5

The best science fiction of the year. Volume 5

Book

"The latest volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy Award–winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting...

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The evidence  by Christopher. author. Priest

The evidence

Christopher. author. Priest

Book

"Todd Fremde, an author of police procedurals and criminal thrillers, is invited to talk at a conference on the remote island of Dearth, far across the Dream Archipelago. Once there, he finds himself caught up in a series of mysteries. How can Dearth...

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The House of Styx by Derek Künsken

The House of Styx

Derek Künsken

eBook

Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home. In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dan...

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Fearless by Allen Stroud

Fearless

Allen Stroud

eBook

Captain Ellisa Shann commands Khidr, a search and rescue ship with a crew of twenty-five, tasked to assist the vast commercial freighters that supply the different solar system colonies. Now, while on a regular six-month patrol through the solar system,...

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More beautiful than death by David Mack

More beautiful than death

David Mack

eBook

An original novel based on the thrilling new Star Trek movies! Based on the "Kelvin Universe" movie saga! Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew escort Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, to a dilithium-rich planet called Akiron. They arrive...

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The space between worlds  by Micaiah Johnson

The space between worlds

Micaiah Johnson

Book

"Reasons Cara has died: - The emperor of the wasteland wanted to make an example of her mother and started with her - One of her mother's boyfriends wanted to cover up what he did to her - She was born addicted and her lungs didn't develop - She was ...

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The Duke of Caladan  by Brian Herbert

The Duke of Caladan

Brian Herbert

Book

"Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favor,...

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Axiom's end by Lindsay Ellis

Axiom's end

Lindsay Ellis

eBook

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Nexus + other stories  by Thomas. author. Parrott

Nexus + other stories

Thomas. author. Parrott

Book

"In a galaxy beset by war, where the Adeptus Astartes are all that stand against annihilation, the Ultramarines are exemplar – noble, honourable and oathbound to the protection of mankind. Where the predations of the alien, the witch and the heretic ...

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To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini

To sleep in a sea of stars

Christopher Paolini

Audio CD

"Kira Navarez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonised planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins...

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The midnight library by Matt Haig

The midnight library

Matt Haig

Audio CD

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself....

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Hold up the sky  by Cixin Liu

Hold up the sky

Cixin Liu

Book

"Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China and will take you across time and space through the eyes of one of science fiction's most visionary writers."-...

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At childhood's end by Sophie Aldred

At childhood's end

Sophie Aldred

eBook

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Eden by Tim Lebbon

Eden

Tim Lebbon

eBook

From the bestselling author of Netflix's The Silence comes a brand-new horror eco thriller. Earth's rising oceans contain enormous islands of refuse, the Amazon rainforest is all-but destroyed, and countless species edge towards extinction. Humanity's...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 2

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 2

eBook

"Collected together for the first time, the very best science fiction and fantasy short stories published by New Zealand authors in 2018"--Publisher information.

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The midnight library by Matt Haig

The midnight library

Matt Haig

Large Print

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in...

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To the centre of the earth by Greig Beck

To the centre of the earth

Greig Beck

Audio CD

Down there, beyond the deepest caves, below the crust and the mantle, there is another world ... An old woman locked away in a Russian asylum has a secret - knowledge of a 500-year-old manuscript written by a long-dead alchemist that will show a passage...

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Set my heart to five  by Simon (Novelist/Screenwriter) Stephenson

Set my heart to five

Simon (Novelist/Screenwriter) Steph...

Book

"Here is something curious I have observed about humans: informing them I am incapable of feeling often makes them feel sad. I suspect they believe they are being empathetic, but in fact they are being paradoxical. After all, feeling sad in response to...

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To lose the earth  by Kirsten Beyer

To lose the earth

Kirsten Beyer

Book

"Lost! The U.S.S. Galen - part of the Full Circle Fleet that includes the U.S.S. Voyager, Vesta, and Demeter - has vanished in the vast expanse of the Delta Quadrant, with all hands on board, including Lieutenant Harry Kim, missing in action. But even...

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Zoey punches the future in the dick  by David Wong

Zoey punches the future in the dick

David Wong

Book

"Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes. A young woman suddenly in charge of the most decadent city in the world....

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In the black  by Patrick S. Tomlinson

In the black

Patrick S. Tomlinson

Book

"In a demilitarized zone on the border of human space, long range spy satellites are mysteriously going quiet, and no one knows why. Captain Susan Kamala and her crew are dispatched to figure out what's going on and solve the problem. That problem, ...

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Edge of extinction  by Kim Borg

Edge of extinction

Kim Borg

Book

"The year is 2086 and the planet is deteriorating fast. Extreme weather events and unseasonable climate have become the norm. Millions die of famine and drought each year and yet the population continues to grow, reaching well over 10 billion people....

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My favorites  by Ben Bova

My favorites

Ben Bova

Book

"In this new anthology, Ben Bova has compiled fourteen of his favorite short stories. Each story includes an all-new introduction with compelling insight into the narrative.Exploring the boundaries of the genre, Bova not only writes of spaceships, aliens,...

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Machine  by Elizabeth Bear

Machine

Elizabeth Bear

Book

"Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn't had a decent cup of coffee in fifteen years. Her workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she's never seen before. She loves her life....

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Taste of marrow by Sarah Gailey

Taste of marrow

Sarah Gailey

eAudiobook

A few months ago, Winslow Houndstooth put together the damnedest crew of outlaws, assassins, cons, and saboteurs on either side of the Harriet for a history-changing caper. Together they conspired to blow the dam that choked the Mississippi and funnel...

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Mort(e) by Robert Repino

Mort(e)

Robert Repino

eAudiobook

The 'war with no name' has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, has been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, op...

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Armageddon saint  by Gavin. author. Thorpe

Armageddon saint

Gavin. author. Thorpe

Book

"After a 16 year absence the Last Chancers are back! ... Lieutenant Kage of the 13th Penal Legion is dead, his charred remains lost to the depths of a fiery chasm. But as his battalion - the Last Chancers - mourns, a new hero rises from the ashes. The...

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Assassination classroom. 1, Time for assassination by Yūsei Matsui

Assassination classroom. 1, Time for assassination

Yūsei Matsui

eBook

The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who's just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth--unless they can kill him first! Meet the woul...

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Kinship of clover by Ellen Meeropol

Kinship of clover

Ellen Meeropol

eBook

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To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini

To sleep in a sea of stars

Christopher Paolini

eAudiobook

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds, now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins...

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Moebius squared by Melissa Scott

Moebius squared

Melissa Scott

eBook

Stranded in Ancient Egypt at the end of the Stargate SG-1 episode Moebius, Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter, Teal'c and Daniel Jackson are enjoying the simple lives they've forged in the years since Ra was driven from Earth. But life never stays simple for long......

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A new history of the future in 100 objects  by Adrian Hon

A new history of the future in 100 objects

Adrian Hon

Book

"In the year 2082, a curator looks back at the twenty-first century, offering a history of the era through a series of objects and artifacts. He reminisces about the power of connectivity, which was reinforced by such technologies as silent messaging...

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The midnight library by Matt Haig

The midnight library

Matt Haig

eAudiobook

"What if you could try out all the lives you could have lived and pick one? Would you choose differently? 'Between life and death there is a library,' she said. 'And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try...

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Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Stung

Bethany Wiggins

eAudiobook

When a vaccine to save endangered bees causes their sting to turn children into ferocious killer beasts, the uninfected build a wall to keep the beasts out, but Fiona wakes up on the wrong side of the wall.

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Two tribes  by Chris Beckett

Two tribes

Chris Beckett

Book

"In the 23rd century, Zoe, a historian, discovers the diaries that a middle-class architect, Harry Roberts, wrote in 2016 and decides to recreate his life. Harry, an ardent remainer, meets Michelle by chance. Like most people she knows, Michelle voted...

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Fifty in reverse  by Bill Flanagan

Fifty in reverse

Bill Flanagan

Book

"Peter Wyatt falls asleep in 2020 as a 65-year-old man, only to wake up back in his life as a 15-year-old. After unsuccessful attempts to wake himself from what he can only perceive as a dream, he tries to figure out how he's going to find his way back...

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Debt of loyalty  by Christopher Nuttall

Debt of loyalty

Christopher Nuttall

Book

"The Commonwealth has fractured, its interstellar order breaking down into civil war. On one side is Hadrian, the outlaw king of Tyre, driven from his homeworld and forced into a fragile alliance with the colony worlds; on the other sits a parliament...

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Indomitus  by Gavin Thorpe

Indomitus

Gavin Thorpe

Book

"The Indomitus Crusade begins! For nearly ten years, the Indomitus Crusade has waged a war of defiance and reconquest in the war-torn Imperium. Attached to Crusade Fleet Quintus - dubbed the Cursed Fleet by many - the Ultramarines of the Ithraca's Ve...

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Avenging son  by Guy Haley

Avenging son

Guy Haley

Book

"A great darkness has befallen the galaxy, and the armies of Chaos are rampant. To survive, humanity must retaliate and take back what they have lost. By the will of the reborn primarch, Roboute Guilliman, is the Indomitus Crusade launched - a milita...

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Mutation  by Michael (Fiction author) McBride

Mutation

Michael (Fiction author) McBride

Book

"It lives. In a research hangar in Virginia, a Unit 51 team studies an ancient but long-dormant virus that can transform human physiology - and turn it into something else. . .It mutates. In the Amazon rainforest, a newly evolving life form known as Subject...

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Automatic reload by Ferrett Steinmetz

Automatic reload

Ferrett Steinmetz

eBook

Ferrett Steinmetz's high-octane cyberpunk romance Automatic Reload about a tortured mercenary and the genetically enginnered assassin he loves. Meet Mat, a tortured mercenary who has become the perfect shot, and Silvia, an idealistic woman geneticall...

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City under the stars by Gardner R. Dozois

City under the stars

Gardner R. Dozois

eBook

City Under the Stars completes a journey undertaken by Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick 25 years ago, when they published the novella The City of God. Over two decades later, the two realized there was more to the story, and began the work of expanding...

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Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Hench

Natalie Zina Walschots

eBook

A smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower--for good or ill--is a properly executed spreadsheet.Anna does boring...

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Harrow the ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Harrow the ninth

Tamsyn Muir

eAudiobook

Harrow the Ninth, the sequel to the sensational, USA Today bestselling novel Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperors haunted space station. Harrowhark Nonagesimus,...

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Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Hench

Natalie Zina Walschots

eAudiobook

"This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption,...

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The original by Brandon Sanderson

The original

Brandon Sanderson

eAudiobook

Hugo Awardwinning authors Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal team up in this exclusive audio-first production of The Original, a sci-fi thriller set in a world where one woman fights to know her true identity and survive the forces that threaten...

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The valkyrie protocol  by David Weber

The valkyrie protocol

David Weber

Book

"Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have made a shocking discovery out in the unknown reaches of the multiverse. They've stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert...

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Predator's gold by Philip Reeve

Predator's gold

Philip Reeve

eAudiobook

The second book in the exciting Predator Cities series! When Tom and Hester's little scrapyard aircraft is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, the ice city offers sanctuary. But it is no safe refuge. Devastated by plague and haunted by ghosts, Anchorage...

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The last campaign  by Martin L. Shoemaker

The last campaign

Martin L. Shoemaker

Book

"Brazilian investigator Rosalia Morais, and her husband, revered American spacer Nicolau Aames, are building a life together in Mars's Maxwell City, the fastest-growing settlement on the planet. Good news: there are no natural predators. Bad news: there...

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The mother fault  by Kate Mildenhall

The mother fault

Kate Mildenhall

Book

"Mim's husband is missing. No one knows where Ben is, but everyone wants to find him, especially The Department. And they should know, the all-seeing government body has fitted the entire population with a universal tracking chip to keep them ‘safe’....

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Winds of wrath by Taylor Anderson

Winds of wrath

Taylor Anderson

eBook

"Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker are positioned to push the line of battle to the breaking point on an alternate Earth, in the thrilling return to the New York Times bestselling Destroyermen series. Matt Reddy and his sailors have fought, bled,...

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Agents of influence by Dayton Ward

Agents of influence

Dayton Ward

eBook

-- Endeavour Enterprise must discover the truth behind a secret weapons experiment while avoiding an interstellar incident with the potential to ignite a new war between the Federation and one of its oldest adversaries.

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Gravity is Heartless by Sarah T. Lahey

Gravity is Heartless

Sarah T. Lahey

eBook

What will the world look like in thirty years' time? How will humanity survive the oncoming effects of climate change? Set in the near future and inspired by the world around us, Gravity Is Heartless is a romantic adventure that imagines a world on the...

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The year's best science fiction. Volume 1

The year's best science fiction. Volume 1

Book

"A must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. With short works from some of the ...

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Divided Earth  by Dale E. McClenning

Divided Earth

Dale E. McClenning

Book

"Twenty-seven years ago, humanity learned that it was not alone. Aliens came to Earth in the forms of God and angels from the Bible. Claiming to have seeded the Earth with humans, they selected chosen ones to take back to their planet with them. The ...

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The minders  by John (Freelance journalist) Marrs

The minders

John (Freelance journalist) Marrs

Book

"In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into - so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberter...

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To sleep in a sea of stars  by Christopher Paolini

To sleep in a sea of stars

Christopher Paolini

Book

"During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navarez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches...

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Chaos rising  by Timothy Zahn

Chaos rising

Timothy Zahn

Book

"Beyond the edge of the galaxy lies the Unknown Regions: chaotic, uncharted, and near impassable, with hidden secrets and dangers in equal measure. And nestled within its swirling chaos is the Ascendancy, home to the enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruli...

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Occupied Earth  by Jasper T. Scott

Occupied Earth

Jasper T. Scott

Book

"Captain Clayton Cross and his crew encountered the Kyra, an advanced race of avian carnivores. They fled this first encounter, but the Kyra beat them back to Earth by almost a century. Earth lost the war in just a few weeks. Our cities burned, and ...

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Entanglements

Entanglements

Book

"In a future world dominated by the technological, people will still be entangled in relationships - romances, friendships, and families. This volume in the Twelve Tomorrow's series considers the effects that scientific and technological discoveries will...

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An unnatural life  by Erin K. Wagner

An unnatural life

Erin K. Wagner

Book

"Murderbot meets To Kill a Mockingbird in Erin K. Wagner's An Unnatural Life, an interplanetary tale of identity and responsibility. The cybernetic organism known as 812-3 is in prison, convicted of murdering a human worker but he claims that he did not...

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Prime deceptions  by Valerie Valdes

Prime deceptions

Valerie Valdes

Book

"Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra find themselves once again on the fringe of populated space--and at the center of a raging covert war. When Eva's sister asks for help locating a missing scientist, promises of a big paycheck and...

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The phlebotomist  by Chris Panatier

The phlebotomist

Chris Panatier

Book

"In a near future where citizens are subject to the mandatory blood draw, government phlebotomist Willa Wallace witnesses an event that makes her question her whole world... To recover from a cataclysmic war, the Harvest was instituted to pass blood to...

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Shadow fall  by Alexander Freed

Shadow fall

Alexander Freed

Book

"News of the New Republic’s victory still reverberates through the galaxy. In its wake, the capital ships of the newly legitimized galactic government journey to the farthest stars, seeking out and crushing the remnants of imperial tyranny. But some old...

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Architects of memory  by Karen Osborne

Architects of memory

Karen Osborne

Book

"Terminally ill salvage pilot Ash Jackson lost everything in the war with the alien Vai, but she'll be damned if she loses her future. Her plan: to buy, beg, or lie her way out of corporate indenture and find a cure. When her crew salvages a genocidal...

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World engines. Creator  by Stephen Baxter

World engines. Creator

Stephen Baxter

Book

"Trapped on an alternate Earth, the combined crews of a crashed Russian spaceship, a British expeditionary force and a group of strays from the future must work together to survive, escape, and discover what led them to this point. All are from paral...

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The age atomic by Adam Christopher

The age atomic

Adam Christopher

eBook

The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New...

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Days of burning, days of wrath  by Tom Kratman

Days of burning, days of wrath

Tom Kratman

Book

"When Patricio Carrera's family was murdered by Salafist terrorists aided and abetted by the fleet of alien Earth, the only restraint on his ruthlessness and ambition was also removed. Now, after decades of war and preparation for war in his adopted ...

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The firmament of flame  by Drew (Science fiction author) Williams

The firmament of flame

Drew (Science fiction author) Willi...

Book

"Always outnumbered, always outflanked. That’s the motto of the Justified, the small band of mercenaries who are determined to set the universe to rights after accidentally unleashing a cataclysm upon it. But they’re not the only people who are trying...

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Architects of memory by Karen Osborne

Architects of memory

Karen Osborne

eBook

Millions died after the first contact. An alien weapon holds the key to redemption'or annihilation. Experience Karen Osborne's unforgettable science fiction debut, Architects of Memory. Terminally ill salvage pilot Ash Jackson lost everything in the war...

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Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine

Road Out of Winter

Alison Stine

eBook

In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty?her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she's been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn't return...

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Second chance angel  by Griffin Barber

Second chance angel

Griffin Barber

Book

"After a devastating galactic war, disgraced veteran Ralston Muck ekes out a living as a bouncer at Last Stop Station's premier nightclub, A Curtain of Stars. Night after night he listens to the club's star performer, Siren, sing her memories and ease...

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XX  by Rian. author. Hughes

XX

Rian. author. Hughes

Graphic novel

"At Jodrell Bank a mysterious signal of extraterrestrial origin has been detected. Artificial Intelligence expert Jack Fenwick thinks he can decode it. But when he and his associates at Hoxton tech startup Intelligencia find a way to step into the alien...

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