Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A medical miracle - the artificial womb - ensures perfect health and flawless development. Natural pregnancy is quickly criminalized. As a reporter, Jessica makes new enemies by covering both sides. Now her search for the truth behind this technology will lead to an unimaginable discovery - children with terrifying telepathic powers. This truth is no secret to former U.S. Marine Valerie. When government agents storm her home to take her child away, she’ll stop at nothing to protect her family. Soon, these two fearless women will be branded as terrorists, hunted by the military, demonized by the media—and drawn into a desperate fight for the freedom of the human race. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Kingless Crown by Sarah M. Cradit

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Only a fortnight separates four young women from becoming reluctant queens of the usurper king, Eoghan. Twenty years earlier, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches, sealing the unions before they could protest. Now Eoghan demands the eldest daughters of these unions. The lords and ladies of the kingdom have no choice but to prepare their beloved daughters for the horrors ahead. But they’ll soon discover all four have disappeared, painting the world with their rebellion. As the Reaches ready themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos. $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Mirrorstrike by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Science Fiction and Fantasy

General Lussadh has returned to her home city to suppress a revolt. Accompanying the general to prove her loyalty, Nuawa confronts a rebel who once worked to end the queen’s reign and who now holds secrets that will cement the queen’s rule. Plus, a relentless killer has emerged to hunt down anyone who holds in their heart a shard of the queen’s mirror. On these fields of tumult and shattered history, the queen’s purposes will at last be revealed, and both Lussadh and Nuawa tested to their limits. $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google / Apex Book Company


The End of the World Is Rye by Brett Cottrell

Science Fiction and Fantasy

What would you do for the perfect sandwich? Kill? Die? Well, if you were a rogue angel, you might cause the Apocalypse. And it looks like that's just what this darkly funny fantasy's rogue angel is about to do when he lands in a polygamist cult in Utah. Now it's up to the rest of God's divine posse, including Jesus and Lucifer, to save all of existence from certain destruction. In his debut novel, Brett Cottrell takes you on a provocative, celestial roller coaster ride that will have you laughing on the edge of your seat all the way to the gates of Hell. $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


Nexhuman by Francesco Verso

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In a future threatened by the spread of "kipple" (garbage & trash), Peter Payne is part of a fringe society that scavenges junk to survive. His days are spent in the refuse of humanity and running with a teenage gang called The Dead Bones lead by his brother Charlie. But when Peter finds beauty in the world in the shape of Alba, an advanced model female nexhuman, he finds purpose...and love. When Charlie and The Dead Bones destroy Peter's dreams for the future, Peter embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession. $6.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google / Apex Book Company


Every River Runs to Salt by Rachael K. Jones

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Pacific Ocean is a big thing to steal, and Quietly’s roommate Imani never does anything small. But then Imani goes and dies, and Quietly is left to travel to the Under-Ath (the underworld beneath Athens, Georgia), with angry gods at her heels, to clean up the mess Imani left behind and try to rescue her friend. $5.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Fireside


Ration by Cody T Luff

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ration is a dark and forceful book, written in a surprisingly nuanced and accessible way. It combines the darkness and despair of The Road and The Handmaid's Tale, but has notes of charm like Lauren Oliver's Replica. The girls who live in the Apartments are forced to weigh their own hunger against the lives of the others in the building. When Cynthia is wrongly accused of ordering an "A" ration, she is punished. She is forced to leave the Apartments and encounters a world of even more scarcity, politics and intrigue. Starting at $5.24 Apex Book Company / Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Prophet is dead. The eyes of the Gods have turned to his daughter. But she isn't ready. Her people's history and their future, carved by ancients into the bones of long dead behemoths, are now her burden. Only she can read them, interpret the instructions, and guide them to the Promised Land. Their journey is almost at an end, but now, without the Prophet, she must find a way to guide them to the place they will call Home. $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple



Thirty-Seven: A Novel by Peter Stenson

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Survivors live alone in a rural Colorado mansion. Fueled by the ritualized Cytoxan treatments that leave them on the verge of death, they instigate the Day of Gifts, a day that spells shocking violence and the group’s demise. Enter Mason Hues, formerly known as Thirty-Seven, the group’s final member and the only one both alive and free. Living in an apartment after his release from a year of mental health counseling, he takes a job at a thrift shop. But when his boss learns his secret, she comes to believe that there is still hope in the Survivor philosophy. She pushes Mason to start the group again - this time with himself as One. Starting at $8.69 from Amazon / Kobo



Sinai Unhinged by Joanna Evans

Science Fiction and Fantasy

As the cries of a volatile patient in the psychiatric ward of Sinai General haunt therapist Alexandra Kraig, she realizes something terrifying has happened at the Complex. When Alex's closest friend, also a scientist at the Complex, develops deeply disturbing behavior, she becomes determined to uncover the truth about the particle physics experiment hidden deep within the Complex walls. Alex faces a ticking clock as she struggles to find the answer; an answer she desperately needs if she is to save her own life, and the lives of thousands more. $5.99 from Amazon


Apocalypse How? by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

If you love action-packed sci-fi, fast-paced space operas, or simply think a snarky girl scouring the galaxy for precious artifacts with a gigantic intergalactic tiger at her side sounds like it could be a lot of fun, then this is the book for you. $4.99 from Amazon


Homesick: Stories by Nino Cipri

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Homesick meditates on the theme of home and our estrangement from it, and what happens when the familiar suddenly shifts into the uncanny. In stories that foreground queer relationships and transgender or nonbinary characters, Cipri delivers the origin story for a superhero team comprised of murdered girls; a housecleaner discovering an impossible ocean in her least-favorite clients’ house; a man haunted by keys that appear suddenly in his throat; and a team of scientists and activists discovering the remains of a long-extinct species of intelligent weasels. Starting at $7.99 from Dzanc Books / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Singularity Syndrome by Susan Kuchinskas

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Thom Elliott is a venture capitalist with a mission: Create a new world order with humanity ruled by Sekai, the most powerful artificial intelligence ever created. His secret weapon is Glorp, a nutritional energy drink beloved by the tech community that includes genetically engineered microbes to transform human gut flora, making people compliant and ready to be ruled by Sekai. When Finder, a brilliant but misanthropic detective, uncovers Elliott's plot, he wages a guerrilla war against Elliott and Sekai. But will he be able to save humanity from subjugation? $2.99 at Amazon


The Wysman by Dorothy A. Winsor

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Street kids are dying. Does anyone care? Born with a crooked foot, Jarka is granted a chance to get off the streets and apprentice as the king's advisor. But when Jarka starts suspecting that someone in the castle is responsible for the disappearances of kids he left behind, he finds himself scavenging through a history of long-hidden evils, desperate to unveil the truth and figure out where the king's true loyalties lie, before the magic can be beat and bled out of him. $3.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Inspired Quill / Author / 


Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A wide-ranging debut collection from a writer whose musicality and humor shine through even when plumbing the darkest depths of space. The stories gathered here turn readers into travelers to the past, the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present. The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise ships, on highways and high seas, in murder houses and treehouses. They feature runaways, fiddle-playing astronauts, and retired time travelers; they are weird, wired, hopeful, haunting, and deeply human. Starting at $8.69 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


The Last Detective by Brian Cohn

Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's been two years since the invasion. Former detective Adrian Grace was cut off from his family, but managed to survive. When one of the slicks is murdered, they ask him to find the killer. He agrees and in the course of his investigation witnesses the best, and the worst, that humanity has to offer: a plot to escape labor camps; a pending war between an in-your-face councilwoman and the corrupt mayor; and a priest who claims to have befriended a dead alien. But worst of all, he stumbles onto a conspiracy that puts the fate of the entire city in jeopardy. Detective Grace discovers that the killer might just be the last person he would have suspected. Starting at $2.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In Tokyo, Angelica Navarro, a Filipina nurse who has been in Japan for the last five years, works as caretaker for Sayoko Itou, a moody, secretive woman about to turn 100 years old. One day, Sayoko receives a present: a cutting-edge robot “friend”. Angelica wonders if she is about to be forced out of her much-needed job by an inanimate object—one with a preternatural ability to uncover the most deeply buried secrets of the humans around it. Sayoko becomes attached to the machine. The old woman has been hiding secrets of her own for almost a century—and she’s too old to want to keep them anymore. $9.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Hello World by Tiffany Rose and Alexandra Tauber

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Scott’s skills as a surveillance expert are useful when he’s breaking down firewalls. But hacktivism isn’t enough; he’s going after the holy grail—UltSyn’s Human Information Drives, human assets implanted with cerebral microchips. After digging deeper into restricted databases, he discovers that those who enlist with UltSyn get far more than they bargained for. Plunged into a world of human trafficking and corporate espionage, Scott is determined to find his sister, no matter the cost. But when the information reveals the people closest to him have been working for UltSyn all along, he has to find her—before UltSyn finds him. $2.99 from Amazon / Kobo /  


The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

Science Fiction and Fantasy

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of super-advanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways, but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. After the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson. Starting at $8.69 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Google Play


Office Preserves by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Without a doubt, Preser Tech is the most bizarre office he’s ever been in. The employees wear tattered clothes. Receptionists answer pretend phones, and the CEO wants everyone working for the rest of their lives. Literally. When Toby tries to leave and security threatens his life, he realizes he’s in trouble. Sadly, only a deranged secretary with a fetish for poisoning coworkers is willing to help. Now Toby must pry her secrets while avoiding being her next victim if he’s going to get home alive. What happens as the day wears on is hilariously disturbing and completely out of this world. Starting at $3.99 from Amazon / Kobo / Google Play / 


Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Customer uploaded imageCaptain Marta Ramos, the most dangerous pirate in the Duchy of Denver, is back, and she and Simms are up to their goggles in trouble. Has General del Toro found a way to use the Infected as an army, and can Captain Ramos work with her arch enemy, Colonel Geoffrey Douglas, to stop him? And what about the Rail King and his nefarious plans? Check out the next installment of the exciting adventures of Captain Ramos and her valiant crew to find out more! $4.99 from AmazonBarnes & Noble / 


The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Twining the drama of the everyday — school-age crushes, paying bills, the sickness of parents — with the surreal — rivers of thighs, men for sale, and fields of throats — Cassie’s realities alternate to create a blurred, fantastic world of haunting beauty. Starting at $8.69 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Spectrum by Martin Ott

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Spectrum is a novel about racism and walls, and holds up a mirror to our current political landscape. It’s a novel about the outer spectrum of what we love and hate, and the inner spectrum of the people we love and hate. The novel chronicles the lives of two scientists, once lovers, whose shared invention was used to catastrophic ends, and the war they’ve waged against one another for hundreds of years. This invention fuels everything in the city but is also falling apart at its core. $2.99 from Amazon / 


Sync by K. P. Kyle

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Customer uploaded imageEvery day we each make thousands of decisions. Sometimes it’s the big ones that change our lives, sometimes it’s the tiny ones. What if the choices not made led to billions of alternate realities where different versions of our lives unwind? On a cold and rainy night in New England, the paths of two strangers collide—a young man fleeing from his past, and a forty-something woman dreading what her future holds. Ultimately, they each need to decide: How far would you go to help someone in need? Starting at $4.99 on Amazon / Barnes & Noble /