Book Genre: Science Fiction

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

As with Captain Marvel, Volume 1, I'm enjoying getting to know this very human hero. Volume 2 finds Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel...

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Rachel Bach
extra medium
4

Devi Morris is a woman with a plan. After flying through the ranks in the Blackbird Company - an elite armored mercenary group- Devi is looking for more. She joins the crew of the Glorious Fool in hopes that her performance there will land her in the elite military group, the Devastators, honor...

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Chris Moriarty
extra medium
4

Catherine Li is an elite UN Peacekeeper, shipped across the galaxy to protect colonies and investigate suspicious activity. Her sometime partner, Cohen, is a 400+ year old AI whose mercurial ways often leave Li wondering if he is actually helping her, or if he is only around to further his own...

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Simon Spurrier
Becker
4

Have you ever felt like we're all just numbers, being watched over by the great cosmic accountant? Welcome to the world of Numbercruncher. In this genre-mashup graphic novel (the creator describes it as a "metaphysical black-comedy romantic crime noir thriller"), genius Richard Thyme dies young...

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Pierce Brown
KristinR
5

At last: a novel that promises to be 'the Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones' and actually fulfills that promise! But the Red Rising is more than a merger of two successful concepts.

Red Rising opens on Mars centuries after humans have colonized the galaxy and divided society into social...

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Terry Pratchett
Adelina
5

I love the Tiffany Aching Adventures by Terry Pratchett. This book is excellent example of Terry Pratchett’s unique combination of humor, insight into the nature of humanity and compelling characters.

I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in this series. Tiffany Aching has spent...

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Mira Grant
Dana F
1

I really wanted to like Feed. My teenager loved it, so maybe I'm the wrong demographic, but this book is cataloged as horror/science fiction and not young adult. Feed is a zombie book. Nothing wrong with that, as I just listened to World War Z and I...

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Brian Wood
Brett
4

This volume collects issues #1-6 of the most recent, and apparently last, series of Star Wars comics from Dark Horse. Standing independent from other entries in the Expanded Universe, the story takes place during a fascinating time period: immediately following the destruction of the...

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Thomas M Disch
Zac
5

This is a jarring science fiction that knocked me off course for a bit. It was written in 1968 during the Vietnam War – you know, the first one you could watch on TV- and does a terrifyingly awesome job of projecting the sentiments of the time. Although this backdrop is rarely referenced, it...

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T. Michael Martin
ShellyB
4

I found it incredible the lengths teenage Michael would go to in order to keep his young brother safe and sane, creating an alternative reality for him and fighting zombies and nasty humans while scrounging for survival supplies.  The author does a pretty good job of keeping the reader...

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Neil Gaiman
seanamo
4

Fortunately, Neil Gaiman and Scottie Young collaborated on this book, because it's wonderful. Only Gaiman could turn a quick trip to the corner market for milk into a grand adventure full of aliens, time-traveling dinosaurs, vampires, pirates, and even a few ponies. Scottie Young's illustrations...

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Terry Pratchett
Brett
2

Man, I love the concept that makes up the foundation of this novel. I just wish the authors had built a firmer story upon it. In the near future, humanity has discovered the ability to “step” into an infinite number of parallel Earths, each slightly different from the last. Most can step with...

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Marissa Meyer
seanamo
5

The third installment of Meyer's Lunar Chronicles picks up right where Scarlet left off. Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf are on the run from Lunar forces and the Commonwealth army, while Queen Levana is plotting her marriage to (and subsequent murder of) Emperor Kai. Meanwhile, orbiting...

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Robin Sloan
Tara
5

Through random (and mostly unhappy) circumstances, Clay Jannon seeks employment at Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore in San Francisco, California. Inside this unusual bookstore, bookcases stretch deep into the dark - vertically - stories over your head.  After a short time working...

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Simon Mayo
Tara
3

Itchingham Lofte is the kind of guy who accidentally blows off his eyebrows in an experiment gone awry and would put it all on the line to save your life, and he is only fourteen years old. With the help of his cousin Jacqueline and his sister, this gutsy trio must learn which adults to trust...

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Amy Tintera
Kristi
4

17 year old Wren died five years ago, but came back to life after 178 minutes, because of a viral disease that only affects certain people for unknown reasons. Now, she is a imprisoned reboot, used by the government to capture criminals and do other nasty jobs. Reboots come back less human with...

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Haruki Murakami
Porscha
3

This book has grown on me the longer it has been since I read it. Being a Murakami reader, to me it seems like he delved into his more fantastic side. Whereas his other stories seem to border on the unreal, this book seems like he let himself indulge in the magical side of magical-realism....

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John Scalzi
KateM
4

I feel like it was inevitable that I would read Redshirts from the day I was born. I’m fairly certain my love for Star Trek was encoded in my genes, passed down on my father’s side of the family, though my mother became a Trekkie convert later in life. In Star Trek the joke goes: “Kirk, Spock,...

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Jeff VanderMeer
Becker
4

Four women are on the twelfth expedition to Area X, which has been cut off from the world for years. Previous expeditions have all ended badly, if the people returned at all. Annihilation is the journal of the biologist for this expedition (she joins a psychologist, a surveyor, and an...

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Pierce Brown
Emily
3

Darrow is a Red, a pioneer of Mars, helping mine the planet for the precious helium-3 which will help terraform the world so it can be habitable by fragile Earthlings. His family and friends have been working the mines, risking life and limb for generations to achieve this noble goal, only...

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Timothy Zahn
Charles
2

Heir to the Empire is an installment in the series of the mega-popular Stars Wars franchise.  If you don’t know what that franchise is, then don’t read this book because you need to know about what has happened in the previous installments to understand this one.  If you do...

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of the...

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Adam Rex
Cori Jackamore
3

Smek Day is a fun romp through some outrageous adventures that even a non-sci-fi fan like me can enjoy. When Gratuity “Tip” Tucci is assigned to write about Smek Day for a National Time Capsule contest, she tells us about the alien Boov abducting her mother on Christmas Eve, her unlikely...

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Jason Aaron
Thane
5

Jason Aaron is a great writer. His modern crime Native American series Scalped is a graphic novel noir masterpiece. That series made him famous in the comic book world and resulted in Aaron taking on a lot of high-profile writing work at Marvel Comics.

Unfortunately, none of Aaron's...

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David Eagleman
Em
4

In Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, Eagleman explores various possibilities for life after death in short pieces that are at once philosophically and scientifically complex and beautifully poetic. These forty pieces were somehow both stimulating and strangely comforting, not to...