Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (7/29/22)

This Genre Friday sci-fi/fantasy spotlight is packed full of new releases, from a tea monk and a robot exploring villages and discussing philosophy, to a queer romantic fantasy about a political marriage, and a journey to fight for freedom in the dystopian disunited states.

A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book BY BECKY CHAMBERS

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

“Quiet and contemplative, empathic and warmhearted, this masterful sequel builds on the themes of the first volume to posit a more sustainable, more caring way of life. It’s both truly comforting and endlessly thought-provoking. ”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The story is thoughtful, with a gentleness that is as encompassing as any action-filled work… Chambers’s second ‘Monk and Robot‘ novella (following A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT) continues the quiet, contemplative journey through philosophy, nature, and personal experience.”–Library Journal, starred review

A STRANGE AND STUBBORN ENDURANCE BY FOZ MEADOWS

“An emotionally gripping, delightful queer fantasy filled with political intrigue, family dynamics, and tender moments that will grab readers’ hearts and minds.”–Library Journal, starred review

FLYING THE COOP BY LUCINDA ROY

“This second volume in Roy’s Dreambird Chronicles (after THE FREEDOM RACE, 2021) broadens the political scope of the narrative while keeping the focus on the three young protagonists… What carries them forward are seeds of hope, anger, and history and the belief that they can force change. With strong connections to current events and an unflinching look at how things could be, FLYING THE COOP is an essential read.”–Booklist, starred review

A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book by Becky Chambers; 9781250236234; available now.
A STRANGE AND STUBBORN ENDURANCE by Foz Meadows; 9781250829139; available now.
FLYING THE COOP by Lucinda Roy; 9781250809827; available now.

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