Articles tagged "sci-fi"

Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE GOD GAME

Artificial Intelligence invades the real world in Danny Tobey’s fast-paced techno-thriller THE GOD GAME.

THE GOD GAME follows five friends in a high school AV club who are introduced to a secret virtual reality game with real world consequences–anything and everything, from college admissions to business success for their parents. The Game promises to get rid of all your problems…for a price. As what was once a fun game full of promise spirals out of control, they’ll have to find out if leaving the game is even possible. This fits right in the READY PLAYER ONE vein, but less future dystopia and more this could be happening here and now, as it explores virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Thriller readers won’t be able to put the book down, but THE GOD GAME also has definite sci-fi and YA crossover potential.

Librarian excitement for THE GOD GAME

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For Your Consideration: December 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December titles for the December 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due November 1!

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIN ICE by Paige Shelton

“Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries.”–Booklist

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Spring 2020 Catalogs Now Available Online!

Hey, Librarians! Macmillan’s Spring 2020 catalogs are now available on Edelweiss!

Debuts! Mysteries! Romances! Thrillers! Historical fiction! Literary fiction! Nonfiction! Sci-Fi/Fantasy! Everything you could ever want, with all the information you could ever need, right in one place!

Click here for the full list of Macmillan Spring 2020 catalogs available by publisher.

Booklist’s 2019 Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Spotlight

Booklist‘s top Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror reading lists of 2019 include these Macmillan titles!

Top 10

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
An Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads Pick + 2 starred reviews!

Top 10 Debuts

THE RUIN OF KINGS: A Chorus of Dragons (Volume 1) by Jenn Lyons
A Library Journal Best Debut + 4 starred reviews!

THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED: The Universe After (Volume 1) by Drew Williams

Core Collection: Humorous SF/Fantasy & Horror

THE BUS ON THURSDAY by Shirley Barrett

FKA USA by Reed King
An Indie Next pick!

REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
A Hugo + Locus Award Winner!

ZERO SUM GAME by S.L. Huang
A Library Journal Best Debut + Amazon Best of 2018 + 2 starred reviews!

Day’s YA – THE LAST HOPE

Happy Friday, YA pals!

Sci-fi, romance, interplanetary travel. What more could you want on a Friday?

THE LAST HOPE by Krista and Becca Ritchie
9781250128737
Available August 13, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

THE LAST HOPE is the thrilling conclusion to the duology that began with THE RAGING ONES. If you need a refresher on the first book, here ya go!

The last time we saw Franny, Mykal, and Court, they were trapped on an enemy starcraft and [SPOILER ALERT] had just found out that they were humans. THE LAST HOPE picks up shortly thereafter as our trio embarks on a dangerous mission to save humanity.

Franny, Mykal and Court are still sharing feelings—both emotional and physical—but don’t understand why or how. In exchange for information about their bond, they agree to help mysterious stranger Stork Kickfall in finding an elusive baby they’ve only ever read about. According to the legend, this baby has the ability to cloak and teleport entire planets. If they succeed in finding her, she will hide Earth from its enemies and stop the war. If they fail, humanity will disappear. NO PRESSURE.

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Library Journal’s Summer/Fall Bests | Debut Novels 2019

Ready to discover a new author? The experts at Library Journal made it very easy for you by picking their favorites:

THE LAST BOOK PARTY by Karen Dukess

A July Indie Next Pick!

“Written with fresh confidence and verve, this first novel is a bibliophile’s delight, with plenty of title-dropping and humorous digs at the publishing scene of the 1980s. The lyrical evocations of the Cape Cod landscape will also enchant readers seeking that perfect summer read.”–Kirkus Reviews

CARNEGIE HILL by Jonathan Vatner

“Vatner’s charming, comically observant debut follows the intersecting lives of a number of the residents and employees of a pricey co-op on the Upper East Side of New York… [I]t’s his consistently wry wit and obvious affection for his deluded, struggling characters that are this novel’s propelling forces, and which will win readers over with delight.”–Booklist, starred review

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World Fantasy Award Finalists 2019

Congrats to Macmillan’s 2019 World Fantasy Award finalists!

Novel
THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley
WITCHMARK by C. L. Polk

Novella
THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by Brooke Bolander
THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS by P. Djèlí Clark
BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY by Seanan McGuire

Anthology
WORLDS SEEN IN PASSING: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction, edited by Irene Gallo

And a special congrats to Irene Gallo, a Special Award–Professional finalist for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com.

FOUR Stars for THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

Annalee Newitz follows award winner + 2017 Best Book AUTONOMOUS with THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE–a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love–that just received its FOURTH starred review!

“This riot of a book will have readers delighting both in the thrilling battle over timelines in an intricate, alternative world and in the joys of inclusive feminist solidarity.“–Booklist, starred review

Newitz’s fascinating extrapolation is an intelligent, gut-wrenching glimpse of how tiny actions, both courageous and venal, can have large consequences. The sidelong looks at prejudice-born horrors are frequent but not overwhelming, and the examinations of how much darkness one might be willing to endure in order to stop a vaster terror are heartbreaking. Smart and profound on every level, this is a deeply satisfying novel.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In her sophomore work, Newitz (AUTONOMOUS) comes back to an Earth that highlights the truths of our past and possibilities of our future. The fantastical elements do not hide the all-too-real horrors women could face, but intelligence and hope are woven into every level. Shrewd commentary and a host of sources highlight Newitz’s strength in prose.“–Library Journal, starred review

“Between careful attention to Tess’ development, Beth’s chapters, and the near-constant jumps through time, the story charges along until Newitz suddenly ties it all together with breathtaking finesse. The humdinger of an ending is a perfect cherry on top. An ambitious adventure that keeps the surprises coming.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Celebrate Pride Month!

June is Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with these new and forthcoming LGBTQ titles!

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
NATURALLY TAN: A Memoir by Tan France
THE BEST BAD THINGS by Katrina Carrasco
WILD IS THE WIND: Poems by Carl Phillips
A WHISPER OF BONES: A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
FIND ME by André Aciman
SALT SLOW by Julia Armfield
GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman
WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER: A History by Hugh Ryan

2018 Nebula Winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 Nebula Award WINNERS!

Best Novel

THE CALCULATING STARS: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal

Best Novelette

THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by Brooke Bolander

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