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Through fire  by Sarah A. Hoyt

Through fire

Sarah A. Hoyt

Book

"A spaceship mechanic has no place in a fairy tale. But now Zen Sienna finds herself in a beautiful palace being courted by the ruler of vast lands. Yet soon Zen is caught up in a revolution that comes a bit too close to imitating the original French...

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Dark age  by Pierce Brown

Dark age

Pierce Brown

Book

"For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in...

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Titan's rise  by Rhett C. Bruno

Titan's rise

Rhett C. Bruno

Book

"After inciting rebellion against Earth throughout Titan's off-world colonies, Kale Trass learns that leadership isn't only about fighting. Keeping control of his people - even his own family - requires a different set of skills. Following a pivotal ...

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Titan's son  by Rhett C. Bruno

Titan's son

Rhett C. Bruno

Book

"Kale Drayton knows his place. As a Ringer born on Titan, he's used to keeping his head down and his mouth shut - no matter how much the Earthers abuse him or his own kind berate him. So, when he's caught stealing from a wealthy merchant, he's lucky to...

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The nothing within  by Andy Giesler

The nothing within

Andy Giesler

Book

"What unforgivable sin would you commit to save the world? In 2161, the first chimera arose. A year later, twelve billion people were dead. The few who survived called it the Reckoning. Generations later, their descendants hide within the walls of sm...

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The battle for Newfoundland  by Herb Sakalaucks

The battle for Newfoundland

Herb Sakalaucks

Book

"War clouds gather as the French and Danes struggle for control of the North in the New World. Move and counter-move play out as Richelieu launches a French expedition to sweep the Danes from their new settlements. It's the Love Boat versus the French...

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Cry pilot  by Joel Dane

Cry pilot

Joel Dane

Book

"A devastated Earth. Rogue bio-weapons. And a recruit with secrets. In this explosive new military science fiction novel, a tight-knit infantry squad is thrown into battle against a mysterious enemy that appears without warning and strikes without me...

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The militia  by Mike Sheridan

The militia

Mike Sheridan

Book

"Now that Camp Eastwood has electricity, life has become more comfortable at the survivor settlement. There's still plenty of work to do however, and Walter and Sheriff Rollins know they cannot become complacent -- especially while Chris and his tribe...

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The legions of pestilence  by Virginia Easley DeMarce

The legions of pestilence

Virginia Easley DeMarce

Book

"In the world the West Virginians of Grantville came from, the borderlands between France and Germany had been a source of turmoil for centuries. In the new universe created by the Ring of Fire, the situation isn’t any better. The chaotic condition of...

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Palestine +100

Palestine +100

Book

"Poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: what might your country look like in the year 2048 – a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba? How might this event – which, in 1948, saw the expulsion of over 7...

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No ship for Tranquebar  by Kevin H. Evans

No ship for Tranquebar

Kevin H. Evans

Book

"Marlon Pridmore was more than a small town loan officer. He also loved to tinker and make things—the more difficult, the better. Then, he found himself caught up in the Ring of Fire along with his whole town of Grantville and flung into the seventee...

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Tyger burning  by T. C. McCarthy

Tyger burning

T. C. McCarthy

Book

"Maung is used to being hunted. As the last "dream warrior," a Burmese military unit whose brains are more machine than grey matter, everyone wants him dead - punished for the multiple atrocities his unit committed during war. But when an alien race makes...

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Fate of devotion  by K. F. Breene

Fate of devotion

K. F. Breene

Book

"After rescuing their daughter, Marie, from corporate-controlled Earth, Millicent and Ryker thought they were safe on their off-world paradise. They were wrong. Toton, once thought the weakest conglomerate, is now dominating ruined Earth with a sinister...

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Darth Bane  by Drew. author. Karpyshyn

Darth Bane

Drew. author. Karpyshyn

Book

"Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn,...

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Hood  by Lilith. author. Saintcrow

Hood

Lilith. author. Saintcrow

Book

"The Great Migration was centuries ago; two generation ships reached the Anglene galaxy with its clutch of terraform-suitable planets and performed their work. Now Anglene is smoldering; the galactic insurrection is supposed to be crushed. Robbhan Locke,...

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Archangel One  by Evan. author. Currie

Archangel One

Evan. author. Currie

Book

"Humanity has reached an uneasy truce with the Empire - but unless the allies bring the fight to the enemy, extinction is all but assured. In preparation for the inevitable next war, Commander Stephen Michaels is at the helm of the Archangel Squadron,...

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The flowers of Vashnoi  by Lois McMaster Bujold

The flowers of Vashnoi

Lois McMaster Bujold

Book

"Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the ...

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The Antares maelstrom  by Greg Cox

The Antares maelstrom

Greg Cox

Book

"An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox set during the original Five-Year Mission! The final frontier erupts into chaos as vast quantities of a rare energy source are discovered beneath the surface of Baldur-3, a remote...

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Back in time  by D E. McLean

Back in time

D E. McLean

Book

"Back once more in his own time, Kev finds it hard to settle back into his old life. Thoughts and memories of Persephone Mockett and the crew of the airship, the Elizabeth Anne, crowd his mind, and he longs to be a part of the adventurous lifestyle he...

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Wourism  by Ian Whates

Wourism

Ian Whates

Book

"A war-zone theme park; sentient suns; an intelligent car AI with ulterior motives; an enigmatic scent heralding imminent death. These are just some of the intriguing themes explored in this collection from Ian Whates. Bringing together for the first...

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Terra Nova

Terra Nova

Book

"New stories set in Tom Kratman's hard-hitting Carrera military SF series. "Send us your tired, your poor," says the inscription at the base of the great statue, "your huddled masses yearning to be free." But the future of the colony planet, Terra Nova,...

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The trespassers  by Meg Mundell

The trespassers

Meg Mundell

Book

"A thought-provoking mystery set on an ill-fated migrant ship heading to Australia in a disturbing near future. Fleeing their pandemic-stricken homelands, a shipload of migrant workers departs the UK, dreaming of a fresh start in prosperous Australia....

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The best of R.A. Lafferty  by R. A. Lafferty

The best of R.A. Lafferty

R. A. Lafferty

Book

"Raphael Aloysius Lafferty was an American science fiction and fantasy writer born in Neola, Iowa. His first publication of genre interest was 'Day of the Glacier' with Science Fiction Stories in January 1960. and over the course of his career he wro...

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To be taught if fortunate  by Becky Chambers

To be taught if fortunate

Becky Chambers

Book

"At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations....

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Pursuits unknown  by Ellen Clary

Pursuits unknown

Ellen Clary

Book

"Amy and her kelpie-shepherd mix, Lars, work with a search team that specializes in finding lost people. Despite his average-mutt appearance, Lars is no ordinary dog: he and Amy have a telepathic connection. While Lars has a lot to learn about human ...

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On Basilisk Station  by David Weber

On Basilisk Station

David Weber

Book

She has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her. Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of the-way picket station. The aborigines of the system's only habitable...

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Incarnation  by John (Novelist) French

Incarnation

John (Novelist) French

Book

"Inquisitor Covenant's quest to stop a sect of renegade Inquisitors continues as he battles to deny their sinister design on an Imperial shrine world wreathed in darkness. As his foes seek to raise a Living Saint, Covenant must do the unthinkable... ...

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By the feet of men   by Grant Price

By the feet of men

Grant Price

Book

"The world's population has been decimated by the Change, a chain reaction of events triggered by global warming. In Europe, governments have fallen, cities have crumbled and the wheels of production have ground to a halt. The Alps region, containing...

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Darkover: first contact  by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Darkover: first contact

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Book

"Darkover landfall: When a Terran ship crashed on Darkover, many of the colonists and crew wished to stay and build an Earthlike society on the alien planet. They might be the most intelligent species on that world and could make themselves its lords...

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Thrawn  by Timothy Zahn

Thrawn

Timothy Zahn

Book

"If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance... Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies...

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Claiming T-Mo  by Eugen M. (Eugen Matoyo) Bacon

Claiming T-Mo

Eugen M. (Eugen Matoyo) Bacon

Book

"In this lush interplanetary tale, Novic is an immortal Sayneth priest who flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. This act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon ...

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All gifts bestowed  by Joshua Gayou

All gifts bestowed

Joshua Gayou

Book

"Codenamed Cronus, the machine is capable of having its own thoughts and ideas - an absolute dream come true, until it wasn't. When Cronus responds with the word "No," to a specific task it is assigned, Anagnorisis Technologies brings in Gilles Guattari...

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The Alton gift  by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Alton gift

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Book

"After generations of struggle to protect the unique native culture of Darkover from the ambitions of the ruthless Terran Federation, the Terrans have finally been forced to abandon Darkover due to interstellar civil war. As Lew Alton wrestles with the...

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Howling dark  by Christopher Ruocchio

Howling dark

Christopher Ruocchio

Book

"Hadrian Marlowe is lost. For half a century, he has searched the farther suns for the lost planet of Vorgossos, hoping to find a way to contact the elusive alien Cielcin. He has not succeeded, and for years has wandered among the barbarian Normans as...

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This is how you lose the time war  by Amal El-Mohtar

This is how you lose the time war

Amal El-Mohtar

Book

"Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now,...

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The lesson  by Cadwell Turnbull

The lesson

Cadwell Turnbull

Book

"An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act ...

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The minds of Mars  by Warren Hammond

The minds of Mars

Warren Hammond

Book

"Earth is dying. Luna is uninhabitable. Mars is our last chance. Once considered humanity's future home, Mars hasn't worked out like anybody hoped. Plagued by crime and a terraforming project that's centuries from completion, Mars is a red hell. Denver...

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Apocalypse  by Josh (Joshua M.) Reynolds

Apocalypse

Josh (Joshua M.) Reynolds

Book

"Lieutenant Heyd Calder is a Primaris Marine whose mastery of warfare is matched only by his diplomatic prowess. Under the orders of Roboute Guilliman, he is deployed to Almace, a minor seat of the Ecclesiarchy, to protect the world at whatever cost....

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The last astronaut  by David Wellington

The last astronaut

David Wellington

Book

"A tense and thrilling sci-fi adventure of space exploration and first contact, perfect for fans of The Martian, Arrival, and Interstellar. Sally Jansen was NASA's leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, she...

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The saint of Mars  by Warren. author. Hammond

The saint of Mars

Warren. author. Hammond

Book

"Six months have passed since Denver Moon, P.I., smashed The Minds of Mars into the red planet, destroying the ship's horrific cargo and delaying the alien danger of human mind control. Now, in the dark underbelly of Mars City, Denver and her faithfu...

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Zed  by Joanna Kavenna

Zed

Joanna Kavenna

Book

"Self-anointed guru of the Digital Age, Guy Matthias, CEO of Beetle, has become one of the world's most powerful and influential figures. Untaxed and ungoverned, his trans-Atlantic company essentially operates beyond the control of Governments or the...

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CTRL S  by Andy Briggs

CTRL S

Andy Briggs

Book

"Life in the near future's not all bad. We've reversed global warming, and fixed the collapsing bee population. We even created SPACE, a virtual-sensory universe where average guys like Theo Wilson can do almost anything they desire.But almost anything...

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Shout of honor  by Sharon Lee

Shout of honor

Sharon Lee

Book

"Commander Vepal is a Hero. He is also the Yxtrang ambassador to the greater universe. These two facts do not make Vepal's life easy. But they do make it interesting. It was Commander Vepal who discovered the continuing orders from Headquarters, far back...

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Blood enemies  by Susan R. Matthews

Blood enemies

Susan R. Matthews

Book

"Andrej Koscuisko is a former Fleet Medical Officer for the enormous totalitarian star empire, the Jurisdiction. But when he served in the Fleet, Andrej's real job was not medicine, but to act as a torturer. Years ago, he left that life behind. But now...

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Wanderers  by Chuck Wendig

Wanderers

Chuck Wendig

Book

"A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world's last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an....

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The captain's oath  by Christopher L. Bennett

The captain's oath

Christopher L. Bennett

Book

"One part of James T. Kirk's legend has barely been touched upon until now: the story of his first starship command and the remarkable achievements by which Starfleet's youngest captain earned the right to succeed Christopher Pike as the commander of...

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Hexarchate stories  by Yoon Ha Lee

Hexarchate stories

Yoon Ha Lee

Book

"From New York Times best-selling author Yoon Ha Lee. The essential short story collection set in the universe of the Hugo Award nominated Machineries of Empire series! An ex-Kel art thief has to save the world from a galaxy-shattering prototype weapon......

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Null set  by S. L. Huang

Null set

S. L. Huang

Book

"Cas Russel has decided to Fight Crime™. She definitely doesn't have a cape, and she's working on the whole morals issue, but she does have a real-life superpower: with her extraordinary mathematical ability, she can disarm bombs or outshoot an army....

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Long story short  by Jodi Taylor

Long story short

Jodi Taylor

Book

"From riotous misbehaviour in Victorian London to ingenious feats of scientific invention (powdered water - just add water!), and from a chaotic Nativity play starring a vengeful Angel Gabriel to an illegal expedition to Mars, Jodi Taylor knows how to...

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Aftershocks  by Marko. author. Kloos

Aftershocks

Marko. author. Kloos

Book

"Across the six-planet expanse of the Gaia system, the Earthlike Gretia struggles to stabilize in the wake of an interplanetary war. Amid an uneasy alliance to maintain economies, resources, and populations, Aden Robertson reemerges. After devoting t...

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Salvation day  by Kali Wallace

Salvation day

Kali Wallace

Book

"A lethal virus is awoken on an abandoned spaceship in this incredibly fast-paced, claustrophobic thriller. They thought the ship would be their salvation. Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been...

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Episodes  by Christopher Priest

Episodes

Christopher Priest

Book

"Christopher Priest is one of the most acclaimed writers of both SF and literary fiction at work today. Here, for the first time in almost twenty years, is a collection of his short work. Largely previously uncolected, ranging from the horrific to th...

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New name  by A. C. (Amy) Williams

New name

A. C. (Amy) Williams

Book

"Aura Morningstar takes the last fragment of the time travel stone and escapes the Knightshade Syndicate by stowing away on a mercenary ship. Despite a rocky start to their relationship, Aura builds a new life with the crew, eccentric mercenary sisters...

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A day out of time  by Kelsey Clifton

A day out of time

Kelsey Clifton

Book

"Cat Fiyero is no stranger to chaos. Once a year the world fractures into rifts, allowing modern New Yorkers to walk side-by-side with dinosaurs, killer mermaids, and beings from distant stars. The cleanup falls to people like Cat and the brilliant but...

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Everything matters!  by Ron Currie

Everything matters!

Ron Currie

Book

"In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows - neither his exalted parents, nor his baseball-savant brother, nor...

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The best science fiction of the year. Volume 4

The best science fiction of the year. Volume 4

Book

For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it's a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the....

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Stealing worlds  by Karl Schroeder

Stealing worlds

Karl Schroeder

Book

"Sura Neelin is on the run from her creditors, from her past, and her father's murderers. She can't get a job, she can't get a place to live, she can't even walk down the street: the total surveillance society that is mid-21st century America means that...

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Scum of the Earth  by Cody Goodfellow

Scum of the Earth

Cody Goodfellow

Book

"For centuries, alien drug-runners plundered the Earth, harvesting organs and freebasing fear. Few drugs could match the potency of humanity's dysfunctional two-stroke brains, so the Intergalactic Enforcement Force burned it down. Now, the last scatt...

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The lightest object in the universe  by Kimi Eisele

The lightest object in the universe

Kimi Eisele

Book

"In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they'll...

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Marque of caine  by Charles E. Gannon

Marque of caine

Charles E. Gannon

Book

"It's been two years since Caine Riordan was relieved of his command for following both his orders and his conscience. Now he's finally received the message he's been waiting for: a summons to visit the ancient and enigmatic Dornaani. And this time, ...

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Alpha and omega  by Harry Turtledove

Alpha and omega

Harry Turtledove

Book

"What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz--a secular archeologist from Los Angeles--expects to discover during what should be a routine dig in Jerusalem. But perhaps higher forces...

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River of night  by John Ringo

River of night

John Ringo

Book

"Tom Smith used to be somebody. Now he's just another refugee, fleeing the smoking ruins of civilization. Well, maybe not just another refugee. Late of the Bank of the Americas where he used to be the global managing director for Security, Tom and his...

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Invasion AI  by Derek Lilly

Invasion AI

Derek Lilly

Book

"A gripping science fiction story about a young astrophysicist who stumbles upon an alien invasion of Earth by robots from another solar system. Their far-reaching plan includes some very disturbing facts about the human race and its future. The CIA,...

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Oval  by Elvia Wilk

Oval

Elvia Wilk

Book

"In the near future, Berlin's real estate is being flipped in the name of "sustainability," only to make the city even more unaffordable; artists are employed by corporations as consultants; and the weather is acting strange. In search of affordable ...

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The warming  by Craig Ensor

The warming

Craig Ensor

Book

"‘The sun was so brutal, so twisted in its brutality, it seemed to grip us by the neck and push us down into the drowning waters. And, in the end, that was our choice: by water – or by sun.’The year is 2221 and the world is dying. Temperatures soar as...

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Asbaran Solutions  by Chris Kennedy

Asbaran Solutions

Chris Kennedy

Book

"Nigel Shirazi was first in line for the chairmanship of Asbaran Solutions, one of the prominent "Four Horsemen" mercenary companies. First in line ... until his drinking and temper caused him to fail out of college and get disinherited by the family....

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Make a U-turn when possible  by Trevor Prout

Make a U-turn when possible

Trevor Prout

Book

"They should have listened to the world's foremost theoretical physicist where SETI was concerned. That's what Tony believed. Find the aliens but don't tell them where we are! But the other experts thought they knew best. Then the Harvesters arrived -...

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Ammonite  by Nicola Griffith

Ammonite

Nicola Griffith

Book

"Change or die. These are the only options available on the planet Jeep. Centuries earlier, a deadly virus shattered the original colony, killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Now, generations after the colony has lost touch with...

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The girl who could move sh*t with her mind  by Jackson Ford

The girl who could move sh*t with her mind

Jackson Ford

Book

"Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she's got telekinetic powers -- a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really...

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Recursion  by Blake Crouch

Recursion

Blake Crouch

Book

"'My son has been erased.' Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasn't an isolated case. All across the cou...

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The maze of transparencies  by Karen An-hwei Lee

The maze of transparencies

Karen An-hwei Lee

Book

In the near future, when an epidemic of cyberfatigue has triggered a technocracy collapse, an orphaned data cloud narrates the quest of Yang as he visits each of the harbingers of happiness.

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Pinion  by Elizabeth Bear

Pinion

Elizabeth Bear

Book

"On a broken ship orbiting a doomed sun, dwellers have grown complacent with their aging metal world. But when a serving girl frees a captive noblewoman, the old order is about to change... Ariane, Prince of the House of Rule, was known to be fiercel...

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Tentacle  by Rita Indiana Hernández

Tentacle

Rita Indiana Hernández

Book

"Plucked from her life on the streets of post-apocalyptic Santo Domingo, young maid Acilde Figueroa finds herself at the heart of a Santeria prophecy: only she can travel back in time and save the ocean and humanity from disaster. But first she must become...

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Primordia III  by Greig Beck

Primordia III

Greig Beck

Book

"No one really noticed when things started to change. Some animals vanished. Some new ones appeared. Then some things appeared that were monstrous. No one seemed to notice except Ben Cartwright and the other survivors of the hidden plateau in the depths...

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The undefeated  by Una McCormack

The undefeated

Una McCormack

Book

"She was a warrior of words. As a journalist she exposed corruption across the Interstellar Commonwealth, shifting public opinion and destroying careers in the process. Long-since retired, she travels back to the planet of her childhood, partly through...

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Starship repo  by Patrick S. Tomlinson

Starship repo

Patrick S. Tomlinson

Book

"Firstname Lastname is a no one with nowhere to go. With a name that is the result of an unfortnate clerical error and destined to be one of the only humans on an alien space station. That is until she sneaks aboard a ship and joins up with a crew of...

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The Sol Majestic  by Ferrett Steinmetz

The Sol Majestic

Ferrett Steinmetz

Book

"Kenna, an aspirational teen guru, wanders destitute across the stars as he tries to achieve his parents' ambition to advise the celestial elite. Everything changes when Kenna wins a free dinner at The Sol Majestic, the galaxy's most renowned restaur...

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Star Wars. Alphabet Squadron  by Alexander Freed

Star Wars. Alphabet Squadron

Alexander Freed

Book

"The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The Imperial Army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters' shantytown. Then she is selected to join Alp...

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FKA USA  by Reed King

FKA USA

Reed King

Book

"It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday. But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into t...

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The record keeper  by Agnes Gomillion

The record keeper

Agnes Gomillion

Book

"After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law--in every way--or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race. Arika Cobane is on the threshold of taking...

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Godzilla  by J. Gregory Keyes

Godzilla

J. Gregory Keyes

Book

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and its ultimate nemesis,...

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Across the void  by S. K. Vaughn

Across the void

S. K. Vaughn

Book

"It's Christmas Day, 2039. Silent Night drifts across the ruins of a wrecked spaceship, listing helplessly in the black. A sole woman, May, stirs within - the last person left alive of a disastrous first manned mission to Titan, the largest moon of S...

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Empire of light  by Alex Harrow

Empire of light

Alex Harrow

Book

"Damian Nettoyer is the Empire’s go-to gun. He kills whoever they want him to kill. In exchange, he and his rag-tag gang of crooks get to live, and Damian’s psychokinetic partner and lover, Aris, isn’t issued a one-way ticket to an Empire-sanctioned lobotomy....

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Captives  by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Captives

Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Book

"After a long, perilous journey, Hell Divers Xavier Rodriguez and Magnolia Katib discover the Metal Islands, a sunny habitable zone where thousands of people live by fishing and farming. But this "paradise" is really a violent warrior society ruled by...

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Sojourn  by S. H. Jucha

Sojourn

S. H. Jucha

Book

"Artifice, the great enemy, has been defeated. The sister SADEs, Omnian sentient digital entities, are free from their boxes. Most humans are unaware that the sisters have duplicated themselves many more times than suspected. They now constitute a si...

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The outside  by Ada Hoffmann

The outside

Ada Hoffmann

Book

Super-intelligent AI Gods rule the galaxy. Their algorithms determine the rewards you reap before and after death. But the Gods give and the Gods take away. And Yasira has never been good at Gods... Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical...

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Velocity weapon  by Megan E. O'Keefe

Velocity weapon

Megan E. O'Keefe

Book

"Dazzling space battles, intergalactic politics, and rogue AI collide in Velocity Weapon, the first book in this epic space opera. Sanda and Biran were siblings destined for greatness. Her: a hard-nosed marine with the skills to save the universe. Him:...

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Titandeath  by Guy Haley

Titandeath

Guy Haley

Book

"Horus’s armada gathers, and he has defeated all enemies sent against him, even the Emperor’s own executioner. One barrier remains before he can strike for Terra and lay waste to the Emperor’s dream. The Beta-Garmon system occupies the most direct and...

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A chain across the dawn  by Drew (Science fiction author) Williams

A chain across the dawn

Drew (Science fiction author) Willi...

Book

It's been three years since Esa joined the ranks of the Justified. Together, Esa and fellow Justified agent Jane Kamali travel from planet to Pulse-ravaged planet, searching for other children with Esa's supernatural abilities. But on a visit to an e...

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My name is Monster  by Katie (Poet) Hale

My name is Monster

Katie (Poet) Hale

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"After the Sickness has killed off her parents, and the bombs have fallen on the last safe cities, Monster emerges from the arctic vault which has kept her alive. When she washes up on the coast of Scotland, everyone she knows is dead, and she believes...

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Sakura  by Zachary Hill

Sakura

Zachary Hill

Book

"SAKURA is the most famous android rock star of all time. When a secret cabal hacks her system, she's transformed into a deadly assassin, forced to kill at their bidding. Sakura's enslavement teaches her the meaning of heartbreak, triggering an evolution...

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Angron  by Ian St. Martin

Angron

Ian St. Martin

Book

"As the Emperor travels the galaxy at the head of his Great Crusade, few events are as important as rediscovering his scattered sons, the Primarchs, and bestowing them as the masters of their Legions. United, a Legion becomes a reflection of its Primarch,...

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Above the ether  by Eric (Newspaper publisher) Barnes

Above the ether

Eric (Newspaper publisher) Barnes

Book

"A mesmerizing novel of unfolding dystopia in a world very like our own, for readers of Emily St. John Mandel's Station 11 and Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood. The prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed novel The City Where We Once Lived, Above the...

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Reentry  by Peter Cawdron

Reentry

Peter Cawdron

Book

"After almost dying on Mars, astronaut Liz Mathieson returns to Earth, but not to a hero's welcome. America is in turmoil. The war is over, but the insurgency has just begun. Heartbroken and treated with suspicion, she finds herself caught up in the ...

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The devil's eye  by Jack McDevitt

The devil's eye

Jack McDevitt

Book

"Hired by writer Vicki Greene, interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict discovers that his would-be client now has no memory of her past, and his search for answers takes him to a remote human world that holds the key to a decades-old political....

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A talent for war  by Jack McDevitt

A talent for war

Jack McDevitt

Book

"Everyone knows the legend of Christopher Sim. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, he changed mankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. But now, in a forgotten file,...

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Homeworld  by Evan Currie

Homeworld

Evan Currie

Book

"War comes home to the Sol system when the Drasin track a human ship back to Earth, with devastating consequences. Facing massive force of invading alien ships wielding terrible power, the crew of the NAC spacecraft, their allies, and the people of Earth...

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Longer  by Michael Blumlein

Longer

Michael Blumlein

Book

"In Longer, Michael Blumlein explores dauntingly epic topics--love, the expanse of the human lifespan, mortality--with a beautifully sharp story that glows with grace and good humor even as it forces us to confront deep, universal fears. Gunjita and Cav...

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Mortal engines  by Stanisław Lem

Mortal engines

Stanisław Lem

Book

'He was a robot-hypochondriac. On his squeaking cart he carried a complete set of spare parts.' A freighter pilot leads a manhunt across the Moon for a robot gone berserk; a shapeshifting assassin falls in love with the man she's programmed to kill; a...

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Pass of fire  by Taylor Anderson

Pass of fire

Taylor Anderson

Book

"Time is running out for the Grand Human and Lemurian Alliance. The longer they take to prepare for their confrontations with the reptilian Grik, the Holy Dominion, and the League of Tripoli, the stronger their enemies become. Ready or not, they have...

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