Sometimes, the second book of a trilogy can be a bit of a letdown, and The Phoenix Empress falls into that category given how amazing The Tigers Daughter turned out. Still, its filled with a memorable style that hopefully bodes well for book three.
Author Brandon Sanderson has become a fan favorite here at GiN. In Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, he brings together all three of his Legion novellas in one place for the first time, making this collection an instant classic.
l Lightning by Lou Cixin has finally been translated into English. Like his famous book, The Three Body Problem, Ball Lightning explores the essence and aesthetics of real science through a wonderful science-fiction lens.
The television series might have been cancelled, but fans can still live the wacky paranormal adventures of The Librarians through the book series. The Librarians and the Pot of Gold is yet another hit in that lineup.
Picking up the tale of Elma, the Lady Astronaut from the Calculating Starts novel, The Fated Sky focuses on humanity’s efforts to jump from the moon to Mars. Author Mary Robinette Kowal again masterfully focuses on the problems in her fantasy worlds, while also unmasking faults in our own.
The Calculating Stars is an alternative history book that can easily be compared with the popular Hidden Figures movie. Here, intelligent women fight for the right to pilot colonization spaceships as Earth’s people attempt to escape a pending disaster.
Our reviewer had so much fun reading Patrick S. Tomlinson’s Gate Crashers that he dares to compare it with The Hitchhiker’s Guild to the Galaxy. Buckle up for nonstop laughter, quirky snark and hardcore sci-fi adventure if you start turning these pages.
The latest novel from Jacqueline Carey is quite a page turner. Starless offers a riveting fantasy world that also dives deep into emotional themes and plot points that will have readers staying up late to finish just one more page.
The If Tomorrow Comes novel follows humanity as they build a spaceship to follow aliens to a promised nirvana, only to discover some hard truths. It’s a good book, but you probably need to read the original novella first.
Although By Fire Above takes on a more serious tone than the first Signal Airship book did, it retains its sass and humor at key points, and of course the unique world where combat is fought from the bridge of fantastical, powerful airships.