Genre Friday: Sci Fi + Fantasy (3/12/21)

This Genre Friday features four sci fi + fantasy titles including the sequel to A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE, a dreamy and dangerous collection of boundary-pushing stories, a ghost who refuses to cross over to the afterlife, and a restaurant run by a retired space crew.

A DESOLATION CALLED PEACE by Arkady Martine

2 starred reviews!

“Martine spins a dizzying, exhilarating story of diplomacy, conspiracy, and first contact in the powerhouse sequel to her Hugo Award–winning debut, A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE… This complex, stunning space opera promises to reshape the genre.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Elaborate and complex, with a diverse cast of characters, this saga will appeal to those who enjoy the detailed history-based world building of Guy Gavriel Kay combined with the intimate camaraderie and grand adventure of James S. A. Corey’s Expanse series.”–Booklist, starred review

BURNING GIRLS AND OTHER STORIES by Veronica Schanoes

“Schanoes’ collection of stories is saturated in Jewish myth, punk rock, fairy tales, and the real-life curses that haunt young girls…The entries in this collection are powered by the quiet rage and strength of women young and old, often Jewish, many queer. They make their way through dark, violent forests in thick-soled combat boots, their wit and courage guiding their paths.”–Booklist, starred review

UNDER THE WHISPERING DOOR by TJ Klune

“At his funeral, Wallace Price is picked up by the reaper and ends up at a tea shop owned by Hugo, whose side hustle is playing ferryman to souls who need to cross over. When Wallace meets Hugo, though, he falls in love and is determined to experience what he never experienced in life in the seven days he has left.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

YOU SEXY THING by Cat Rambo

Farscape meets The Great British Bake Off in this lyrical, emotional, and funny space opera as a retired space crew is pulled away from their beloved restaurant and back into a war they can’t escape.

A DESOLATION CALLED PEACE by Arkady Martine; 9781250186461; available now.
BURNING GIRLS AND OTHER STORIES by Veronica Schanoes; 9781250781505; available now.
UNDER THE WHISPERING DOOR by TJ Klune; 9781250217349; available 9/21/21.
YOU SEXY THING by Cat Rambo; 9781250269300; available 9/7/21.

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