Surviving the apocalypse, harnessing lightning, and scaling mountains—you can do it all simply by reading these brand-new books!
SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
A September 2018 Indie Next pick and one of Library Journal’s Best Summer 2018 Debuts with two starred reviews! An offbeat office novel turns apocalyptic satire as a young woman transforms from orphan to worker bee to survivor. “A biting indictment of late-stage capitalism and a chilling vision of what comes after… Ma also offers lovely meditations on memory and the immigrant experience. Smart, funny, humane, and superbly well-written.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
BALL LIGHTNING by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen
A Booklist Top 10 SF/Fantasy book of 2018! This standalone military SF adventure from the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM explores what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against a push to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. “Highly recommended for fans of Liu and any general readers looking for an exciting and breathtaking new sf read.” — Booklist, starred review
MYSTERIUM by Susan Froderberg
A young woman who lost her mother to a climbing accident is resolved to summit India’s highest peak in this daring and lyrical novel. “The harrowing adventure is ultimately suspenseful and nerve-racking, and the shifting emotional dynamics between the various members of the group efficiently spin a compelling story.” — Booklist