Mind control, extraterrestrial creatures, space travel, space operas and more! Science Fiction creates new worlds through science and technology, art and the craft of the writing. Our Remarkable Reads Science Fiction bundle includes authors pushing the boundaries of what sci-fi can do.
Our Remarkable Reads Science Fiction Bundle includes:
- Gideon the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
A bookseller favorite, Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the Locked Tomb trilogy. Customers and staff alike are obsessed. Bookseller and bartender Jeffrey sums it up perfectly, “This book came out swinging. A tale that hooked me from the start with gothic necromancy and spinning into a tale of mutual destruction and pyrrhic victory. Tamsyn wove an excellent and gripping tale, part mystery, part discovery. With a cast of lively characters who all breath life into a story full of necromancers and the dead. If you’re to read one book this year, look at this one.”
Fun fact: Harrow the Ninth is technically the sequel but can be read as a standalone too!
- Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
Important and prescient, Riot Baby is a must-read for our times now. The novel centers on Kev, burning during the 1992 Rodney King riots, and his telekinetic sister Ella. Buyer Michelle says, “The novel is short but packs a punch. Each element is carefully chosen and adds layer upon layer of history and depth to these two siblings that haunts me still. Onyebuchi’s prose is exact and reminds me of the prowess of Jacqueline Woodson and R.O. Kwon. It’s dystopian but the question is for whom. Onyebuchi reminds us that dystopian universes aren’t fiction. They are real.”
Fun fact: Tochi is a former civil rights lawyer turned YA author turned science fiction writer. Riot Baby is his first adult novel.
- Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
Sarah Gailey has upended the genre once again! With Magic for Liars she flipped the tropes of fantasy and has done the same with Upright Women Wanted but by twisting the norms of science fiction. Set in an dystopian Old West that looks remarkably similar to present day the book tackles “gender and identity, and the importance of accepting who you truly are,” bookseller Natalie says. “This book went above and beyond my expectations! I finished reading feeling hopeful and inspired.”
Fun fact: The book takes place in the Arizona Old West. It’s depictions of the brutal desert landscape are bound to make you feel right at home.