Articles tagged "sci-fi"

Booklist’s “Library Love for LibraryReads” Webinar

We hope you were able to tune in to Booklist’s “Library Love for LibraryReads” webinar today, but if not, you can download the full title list and slides, and here are all the titles presented:

WHAT ROSE FORGOT by Nevada Barr
29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan
A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT by Ashley Weaver
THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan
A STRANGER ON THE BEACH by Michele Campbell
THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves
A HERO BORN by Jin Yong
TINFOIL BUTTERFLY by Rachel Eve Moulton
SALT SLOW by Julia Armfield
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center
ON DIVISION by Goldie Goldbloom
KEEPING LUCY by T. Greenwood
THE FURIES by Katie Lowe
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz
HERE WE ARE by Aarti Namdev Shahani
YOU’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED by Laurie Gelman
THE NOBODIES by Liza Palmer
THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE by Diana Biller

Listen to the full archived webinar here.

While you’re at it, request to be whitelisted for our e-galleys on Edelweiss.

Make sure to vote early and often for LibraryReads!

Macmillan Library @ BookExpo 2019

We can’t wait to see you in New York City next month during BookExpo (Macmillan booth #1544-1545), and at these fantastic events:

Wednesday, May 29

School Library Journal “Day of Dialog”
1:20-1:50 PM Publisher Pitch III starring Emily Day and her favorite YAs!
1:50–2:40 PM YA Panel III with Kim Liggett, THE GRACE YEAR

Library Journal “Day of Dialog”
10:15–11:00 AM “Women Have Their Say” panel with Aarti Shahani, HERE WE ARE
3:30–4:05 PM “Community Reads” panel with Ben Lerner, THE TOPEKA SCHOOL

6:30-9:00 PM: Annual BookExpo Adult Librarians’ Author Dinner
Location: Convene, 237 Park Avenue
Featuring: Gary Janetti, DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) and Annalee Newitz, THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE
Purchase your ticket here.

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#PubDay (4/9/19)

Today’s #pubday celebration features an Indie Next Pick, a beach read, a coming-of-age, and a sci fi adventure!

TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

An April Indie Next Pick!
The New York Times interviews author Susan Choi
Three starred reviews!

“Fiercely intelligent, impeccably written, and observed with searing insight, this novel is destined to be a classic.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[T]he writing (exquisite) and the observations (cuttingly accurate) make Choi’s latest both wrenching and one-of-a-kind. Never sentimental; always thrillingly alive.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“‘That whole thing about fiction not being the truth is a lie,’ one character admonishes another in Choi’s fifth, and finest, novel…. Literary deception rarely reads this well.”–Booklist, starred review

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2019 Hugo Award Finalists

Three cheers for our fantastic 2019 Hugo Award finalists!

Best Novel Finalists

THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal

Best Novella

ARTIFICIAL CONDITION: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY by Seanan McGuire
BINTI: THE NIGHT MASQUERADE by Nnedi Okorafor
THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS by P. Djèlí Clark
GODS, MONSTERS, AND THE LUCKY PEACH by Kelly Robson

Best Novelette

THE LAST BANQUET OF TEMPORAL CONFECTIONS by Tina Connolly
NINE LAST DAYS ON PLANET EARTH by Daryl Gregory
THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by Brooke Bolander

Best Series

The Centenal Cycle by Malka Older
The Laundry Files by Charles Stross

Best Related Work

AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE HUGOS: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000 by Jo Walton

#PubDay (3/26/19)

Romance meets Sci Fi meets a young Parisian chef in today’s #pubday celebration!

A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
A Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut!
Three Starred Reviews!

“This is both an epic and a human story, successful in the mode of Ann Leckie and Yoon Ha Lee. A confident beginning with the promise of future installments that can’t come quickly enough.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Politics and personalities blend with an immersive setting and beautiful prose in a debut that weaves threads of identity, assimilation, technology, and culture to offer an exceedingly well-done sf political thriller.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Library Journal’s Best Winter/Spring 2019 Debut Novels

Library Journal rounded up the Winter/Spring Debuts you need on your shelves, and boy, do they have great taste! Here are the Macmillan titles you should keep an eye out for in the coming months:

Literary Fiction
MAKE ME A CITY by Jonathan Carr
CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek (2 starred reviews!)

Here From Afar
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim (2 starred reviews!)

The World at Large
WHEN ALL IS SAID by Anne Griffin

Pop Fiction
MONTAUK by Nicola Harrison
THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib (February LibraryReads + Indie Next Picks!)

SF/Fantasy
MIRANDA IN MILAN by Katharine Duckett
THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons (4 starred reviews!)
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine (3 starred reviews!)
YOUR FAVORITE BAND CANNOT SAVE YOU by Scotto Moore

Mystery/Thriller
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides (February LibraryReads + Indie Next Picks!)

Books to Anticipate
THE UNPASSING by Chia-Chia Lin
IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Starred Review Round-Up (2/12/19)

2 stars each for an empowering badass debut, a psychedelic coming-of-age memoir, and a Chinese sci-fi translation.

SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN by S. A. Lelchuk
“This intelligent, action-packed thriller will resonate with readers as it touches on such themes as domestic violence, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the intrusive potential of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence. A credible plot and solid prose are pluses, but the book’s real appeal stems from its powerful, distinctive protagonist.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Nikki’s fight scenes are satisfying, clever, and exciting…. Bookworms will love the references to classic novels, and Lelchuk winks at Nikki’s similarities to a certain well-known literary vigilante; a bookshop regular even calls her Lisbeth. A timely and totally badass debut.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Welcome to #PubDay (1/29/19)

WWII historical fiction, sexy cowboys, and eerily relevant dark sci-fi… Welcome to #pubday!

AT THE WOLF’S TABLE by Rosella Postorino
“Based on actual events, Italian author Postorino’s first novel published here chronicles the experiences of 26-year-old Rosa Sauer during World War II. With nine other women, Rosa is conscripted by the SS to taste-test food being served to the Führer at his Eastern Front military headquarters, the Wolf Lair’s, lest he be poisoned. As the war wears on, the women divide into diehard Hitler loyalists and those, like Rosa, who begin to doubt the Nazi enterprise. And that leads to trouble.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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Happy #PubDay

Happy #bookbday to a LILAC GIRLS read-alike, a witty epistolary novel, and an SF favorite newly in hardcover!

THE WARTIME SISTERS by Lynda Cohen Loigman
For fans of LILAC GIRLS, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. “With a perceptive lens on the challenges of whittling away grievances that have built up over years, THE WARTIME SISTERS is a powerful pressure cooker of a family drama.”–Booklist

HOLY LANDS by Amanda Sthers
A witty, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching epistolary novel about a dysfunctional family–led by a Jewish pig farmer in Israel–struggling to love and accept each other. “Comic, moving, and occasionally profound, Sthers’ novel is a delight.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ALL SYSTEMS RED: The Murderbot Diaries (Volume 1) by Martha Wells
Now available in hardcover, ALL SYSTEMS RED is the first entry in Martha Wells’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling science fiction series, The Murderbot Diaries–winner of the 2018 Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Awards. “SecUnit, aka Murderbot, is a semiorganic corporate profit center, genderless and constructed of cheap parts to perform contract bodyguard services for clients who mostly don’t want them…. The creepy panopticon of SecUnit’s multiple interfaces allows a hybrid first-person/omniscient perspective that contextualizes its experience without ever giving center stage to the humans.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

#PubDay (1/8/19)

It’s #pubday for a thrilling sci-fi series, a coming-of-age story couched in myth and history, and a how-to for dating in the modern age!

GHOST WALLL by Sarah Moss
2 starred reviews!
January 2019 Indie Next Pick
A taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behavior. “This novella-length story is thought provoking on multiple levels, with insights into primitive and modern societies, and coming of age in the face of family violence.”–Library Journal, starred review

HOW TO DATE MEN WHEN YOU HATE MEN by Blythe Roberson
2 starred reviews!
A comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. “The title of Roberson’s first book sounds like a dating manual; it is so much better than that. Instead of useful advice, she offers a survival manual for cis straight women living in a patriarchal society that undervalues their work but who still want to smooch hot guys.”–Booklist, starred review

THROUGH FIERY TRIALS: Safehold (Volume 10) by David Weber
The tenth volume in the New York Times bestselling Safehold series finds Safehold facing an uncertain future.

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