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Golden State updates the dystopian thriller for the #FakeNews era

Foundryside is a cyberpunk adventure wrapped in an epic fantasy novel

The Star Wars Archives is a monster behind-the-scenes book

Big Damn Hero is a familiar trip back to Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe

I want to buy this YA trilogy about gene-hacking for every teen I know

Red Moon is a novel full of fascinating ideas that never come together

These two books look at a pair of sci-fi’s most influential projects and their flawed creators

Martha Wells’ Murderbot series is a fantastic story about what it means to be human

The Nier: Automata novel gives fans yet another playthrough

Ball Lightning is a gripping tale of obsession from the biggest name in Chinese sci-fi

The novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story adds new depth to the film

The Lady Astronaut novels are an enthralling alternate history of the space race

With Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik cements her status as one of the great YA fantasy authors

In The Robots of Gotham, AI has taken over the world — and become exactly like us

Paul Tremblay’s apocalyptic novel The Cabin at the End of the World is a parents’ worst nightmare

Trail of Lightning is a breathtaking Native American urban fantasy adventure

The hardest part of preparing for disasters is overcoming human nature

The new Star Wars novel goes deep into the past and future of Han Solo

John Scalzi’s Head On is a murder mystery set in a robot fighting league 

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain books are razor-sharp anarchist urban fantasies

Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed is highly relevant after the Cambridge Analytica fiasco

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a time-travel adventure full to the brim with ideas

Gunpowder Moon is a chillingly realistic book about the fight to control the Solar System

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

Semiosis is a first contact novel about coexistence with intelligent plants

Emily Chang’s Brotopia takes aim at sexism in Silicon Valley

Frontlines is an action-packed military sci-fi series that captures the essence of warfare

Black Star Renegades is a loving homage to Star Wars

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

In 1952 London, 12,000 people died from smog — here's why that matters now

Barbary Station is a thrilling sci-fi adventure about space pirates and a homicidal AI