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If Science Fiction is your jam, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to escape into a supernatural world or just get lost in time, this round-up will take you to places you’ve never been. We’ve gathered up our top ten picks for all of the sci-fi fans to check out this fall.
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A Terrible Fall of Angels by Laurell K. Hamilton (Aug 17)
Zaniel is not your average detective; he is also an angel communicator. However, he suffered from an unimaginable betrayal as an Angel speaker and traded in his celestial work for something more stable. However, his gift is not something that just goes away and feels the supernatural powers at work when he is called to investigate the murder of a young college student. Although, what he’s sensing is an unmistakable demonic presence, he knows that he must channel his spiritual powers like he never has before to stop this demon from striking again.
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (Sept 21)
Even though Wallace is already dead, he’s not quite ready to die. The reaper has come to collect his soul from the funeral, but Wallace isn’t prepared, even though tea shop owner Hugo has agreed to help him cross over. Wallace realizes that he didn’t even scratch the surface of this life and he’s not about to abandon it. In an unlikely compromise, Wallace is granted one more week here on earth to fulfill all his hopes and dreams that he missed out on. In just seven short days, Wallace is determined to live an entire lifetime before he says goodbye forever.
The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed (Sept 28)
The world as we know it no longer exists. Ravaged by climate disasters, the entire planet has been all but wiped out by food shortages, causing a chain of events that left practically nothing viable on earth. If that wasn’t enough, a mind-altering fungus invaded what remained, causing mind-altering effects to those who still inhabited the planet. There is one woman who has a chance to turn things around, as she is the carrier of a mysterious parasite that could save society. However, this means she has to leave all she knows behind and she’s not sure that her modified mind can handle the challenge.
The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (Sept 28)
Scholomance is not your typical high school. Instead of prepping for college and jobs, these students are preparing for a life of destruction and dark sorcery. The only caveat is that they first must make it out alive to see graduation day. One student is ready to walk down a different path and change the destiny of all who have suffered through the grueling days at Scholomance. Through wisdom, determination, and a strong will to re-write the future, this group of students is not going to give up without a fight, even if that means some don’t make it out alive.
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City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn (Oct 19)
You would assume that Asa, a seventeen-year-old heiress, has it all. Contrary to what people might think, her life is a lot harder than it looks. Constantly trying to escape her manipulative father’s reputation and make a name for herself has proven to be even more difficult now that a vengeful A.I. is out to get her and her sister. To make matters worse, Asa finds herself going head-to-head with enemy Riven Hawthorne when she crashes into the dangerous land of Requiem. In the middle of all this madness, a noxious computer virus breaks out and threatens to destroy everything in its path.
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Shaw (Oct 19)
Most bridal parties want to celebrate with a swanky dinner or a day at the spa, but not these wild women. Opting for a haunted mansion, inhabited by the ghost of a dead bride and a group of sacrificed girls, what could possibly go wrong? As the party gets going and the drinks start flowing, sinister secrets come out that threaten the sisterhood, which creates an opportunity for the ghost bride to join the festivities. With her black smile and desire for attention, this bachelorette party just took a turn for the worst. This story of friendship, loss and consequence will have you think twice about where you stay.
Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman (Nov 9)
When a bunch of degenerates are put in charge of saving the world, it’s no surprise that things go horribly wrong. Better known as Squad 312, this eccentric group of underdogs had no chance against the ancient evil that they were up against. As the intergalactic war waged on, this unlikely team came together one more time to right all of the wrongs that were going on. With the odds stacked against them as they faced off in front of the galaxy’s most despised villains, they realize that they have one final chance to re-write history and save the world once and for all.
Noor by Nnedi Okorafor (Nov 9)
Anwuli Okwudili goes by AO, and not just because her name is challenging to pronounce; it’s because it represents “Artificial Organism.” Before she was even born, her parents knew something was not quite right with her, and when she was involved in a horrific car accident years later, it only created more problems for her physically. Even though others saw her body as different, AO embraced it and lived her life to the fullest. But when she meets a Fulani herdsman named DNA, everything turns upside down. They become a force to be reckoned with as these two take the world by storm.
Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Nov 16)
As the baby of the family and the last daughter of the queen, Lynesse is treated as such and often overlooked when it comes to handling serious matters. Even though she’s the youngest of four, she is now an adult and ready to prove that she can take on more responsibility. When a demon starts wreaking havoc in the community, she realizes that her only choice is to invoke the family pact with Elder Nyr, who she thinks is a sorcerer. Turns out he’s not and is forbidden to help. He’s also convinced this is not a demon; but can he convince the others? And more importantly, what if he’s wrong?
Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee (Nov 30)
At one time, the Green Bone Warriors of Kekon had all of the precious jade in their possession. This exclusive material was known for its supernatural powers, and everyone wanted to get their hands on it. From commoners to doctors and sports players to drug dealers, it had become the most sought-after substance in the land. As battles start to break out over the jade, the entire Green Bone clan was at risk of being destroyed. While attempting to keep their friends close and enemies closer, and in an effort to protect their beloved jade, an all-out war breaks out, threatening to destroy civilization as they know it.