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Cress by Marissa Meyer

This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles.

Published: 2014

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 550 pages

Setting: orbiting Earth, Africa and China, immediately after the events of Scarlet

Summary: Short version: With the help of Cress, Cinder stops the wedding between Kai and Levana Continue reading

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On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

I saw this graphic novel on the library shelves. I thought it looked interesting and brought it home for the family to read.

Published: 2018 and as a webcomic

Genre: science fiction graphic novel

Length: 533 pages

Setting: out in space sometime in the future

Summary: Short version: Mia joins a restoration crew and searches for her old girlfriend Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is the first book in a series the kids have read and Miss Adventure has been trying to get me to read. I finally got around to it because I was looking for something a bit lighter to read.

Published: 2012

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 387 pages

Setting: New Beijing, about 100 years in the future

Summary: Short version: Prince Kai has to deal with a plague while avoiding marriage to the Lunar Queen Continue reading

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Explorer by C. J. Cherryh

This is the third book in the second Foreigner trilogy that I bought at the library book sale (years ago now). I really enjoyed the first two books and had high hopes for the third.

Published: 2002

Genre: science fiction

Length: 408 pages

Setting: space around Reunion Station, soon after the events of Defender

Summary: Short version: Phoenix encounters aliens at Reunion Station Continue reading

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Robots vs. Fairies, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection

Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total

Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth

Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

I’ve been hearing about the book as a great example of science fiction by a black author and decided to pick it up. Luckily, my library had the novellas collected into a single book.

Published: 2019 as a collection, 2015-2017 as novellas

Genre: 358 pages

Setting: mostly the desert African city of Himba, and the planet Oozma Uni

Summary: Short version: Binti’s event-filled life after she’s accepted to an off-world school Continue reading

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How Long ’til Black History Month by N. K. Jemisin

I had picked up this collection to read two Locus Award nominee for short stories. I enjoyed them so much I got sucked into reading the rest of the collection.

Published: 2018 for the collection, 2004-2017 for the individual stories

Genre: science fiction and fantasy

Length: 397 pages

SummaryShort version: A collection of Jemisin’s short stories. I’ll summarize each one briefly Continue reading

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