Genre Friday: Sci Fi (7/16/21)

A robot giving people what they need + a glimpse into an unsettling future + the journey to save a disintegrating empire + an enchanting story of a girl making terrible mistakes = this sci fi round-up.

A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers

2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick!

“Chambers (THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANE) begins a delightful new series full of familiar themes: heart, hope, and purpose.”–Library Journal, starred review

“This book is full of moments of discomfort that allow readers to grow and learn as they relate to Dex. There are hints of a historical catastrophe that suggest even greater world building to come.”–Booklist, starred review

THE FREEDOM RACE by Lucinda Roy

“Roy’s comprehensive world building and immersive language create a tapestry that blends realistic fantasy with the Black experience in the United States.”–Booklist

THE EMPIRE’S RUIN by Brian Staveley

“Three intertwined tales reveal the cracks of a dying empire…Fans of Staveley’s other works will enjoy revisiting the world.”–Publishers Weekly

THE PAST IS RED by Catherynne M. Valente

“Valente’s prose presents a stark image of humanity surviving climate ruin, corporate greed, and rich escapists. Tetley’s voice is engrossing, creating a read that will make readers think about our possible future.”–Library Journal

A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers; 9781250236210; available now.
THE FREEDOM RACE by Lucinda Roy; 9781250258908; available now.
THE EMPIRE’S RUIN by Brian Staveley; 9780765389909; available now.
THE PAST IS RED by Catherynne M. Valente; 9781250301130; 7/20/21.

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