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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

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #82

Barsk Novel

At July’s Book Club we will be reading Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen. An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds. “Weird, wise, and worldly, Barsk:

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #81

central-station

For June’s Book Club we’ll be reading Central Station by Lavie Tidhar. A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. But at Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt,

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #80

United States of Japan

For May’s Book Club we will be reading The United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas. Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #78

All The Birds in the Sky

For March’s Book Club we will be reading All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #77

time-salvager

For February’s Book Club we’ll be reading Time Salvager by Wesley Chu. A fast-paced time travel adventure set in a toxic future Earth, Time Salvager follows a chronman—a criminal who travels into Earth’s past to recover items without altering the timeline. Despite being fated to die, Elise Kim travels forward with the chronman, turning them

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #76

Uprooted

For January’s Book Club we will be reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only