The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl is the debut novel from author Paolo Bacigalupi and has won many awards, including the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus. It takes place in a future Bangkok and contains heavy elements of science fiction, dystopia, and biopunk, although it doesn’t land firmly …

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Deadline (Newsflesh #2) by Mira Grant

Deadline is the second installment in the much-lauded zombie apocalypse Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant, pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire. Oops, spoiler alert—not that it’s a secret. But I digress. It’ll be relevant later, I promise. At any …

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The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe

Contemporary fantasy often becomes urban fantasy, to the exclusion of all other forms. A few stories fall outside the urban subgenre barriers, such as American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and fall well. The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe …

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