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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #92

Foxnine Gambit

For our May book club discussion, we’ll be reading “Ninefox Gambit” by Yoon Ha Lee: a really unusual space combat novel that blurs the lines between fantasy and science fiction. From Goodreads: “When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself, by

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #91

Agents of Dreamland

For our April Book Club we will be discussing Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan. A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow, Arizona. Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #90

A Planet For Rent

For our March book club selection, we’ll be discussing “A Planet for Rent” by Cuban science fiction author Yoss. From Goodreads: “A critique of Cuba in the nineties, after the fall of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, A Planet for Rent marks the debut in English of an astonishingly brave

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #89

Every Heart a Doorway

For February’s book club we will be discussing Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #88

The Left Hand of Darkness

For January’s book club, we will be discussing Ursula Le Guin’s classic novel “The Left Hand of Darkness”. Set on a planet whose inhabitants have no fixed sex, the novel explores many questions about culture and gender. At December’s club we discussed “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey, the first in the ongoing (and TV-adapted)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #87

leviathan wakes

For December’s Book Club we will be reading Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) by James S. A. Corey. Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship’s captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #86

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

For November’s Book Club we will be reading The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson. Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her. “By the time we finish this gorgeously written tale, we’re

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #85

ghosttalkers

For October’s Book Club we will be reading Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal. Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force that helps pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence via the recent dead from the front.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #84

The Atrocity Achives

For September’s Book Club we will be reading The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for The Laundry, a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob’s under a desk restoring lost data. None of them receive any thanks for the jobs they do, but

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #83

winged_histories

At August’s Book Club we will be reading The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar. The Winged Histories was published after A Stranger in Olondria, though Samatar considers it a “companion volume” rather than a sequel. In it, four women — a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite — are caught up on opposing