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Manual Automata

by Susan Waggoner

"Manual Automata" puts a human face on the seemingly inevitable transformation of humans into cyberhumans. Benyakir B. Horowitz’s dystopian fantasy novel "Manual Automata" ventures into the not-too-distant future to explore the... Read More

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Sector 12 and the Art of Burning

by John M. Murray

A snarky, charismatic lead and nonstop action make this series title an irresistible addition. Joseph Kainz’s "Sector 12 and the Art of Burning" blends humor, adventure, and heart into an over-the-top space adventure. Once again,... Read More

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Sector 12 and the Art of Falling

by John M. Murray

With flavors of a western but set in space, this military adventure is over-the-top fun. Joseph Kainz’s raucous, ribald space adventure "Sector 12 and the Art of Falling" follows a heroic agent who’s combating a conspiracy. Ranger... Read More

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First Girl

by Tia Smith

Julie Aitcheson’s "First Girl" is a thrilling character-driven literary dystopia. Gabi is a weak, sickly girl, tormented by bullies and friendless except for her grandmother. She also lives in a future time when science is obsolete and... Read More

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Tattoo

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

A hospitalized girl is roused from a coma, waking to a world where Judgment Day has come and gone. Michelle Rene’s "Tattoo", a novella from a press specializing in the form, juxtaposes postapocalypse with rebirth as old forces revisit... Read More

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Downdrift

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Humans “imagine every adoption of their behaviors to be an advancement. I see it otherwise, as downdrift, the seepage of traits across species.” So posits the Archaeon, the 3.8-billion-year-old creature who narrates Johanna... Read More

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War Mother

by Peter Dabbene

A striking and memorable new heroine emerges in the pages of Valiant’s "War Mother". Van Lente and his colleagues create a rich, futuristic, postapocalyptic world in which Ana, better known as War Mother, leads her people in a quest... Read More

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