Fruit of the Drunken Tree
“Fruit of the Drunken Tree made me cry at the airport. I was impressed by the small kingdom of women Contreras builds, with violence always threatening to creep in, all seen through the eyes of Chula, the youngest daughter. Contreras made her perspective believably cloistered while masterfully writing all the people around Chula in ways that made them feel real. Also masterful was the way Contreras used Petrona’s narrative throughout and the restraint she showed in dipping into her thoughts; she always left me wanting more. What Contreras chooses not to write has as big an effect as what she does. This novel is a dynamic exploration of what is known and, sometimes willfully, what is left unknown.”Lillian Li, Literati Bookstore
Mona, a Peruvian writer based in California, presents a tough and sardonic exterior. She likes drugs and cigarettes, and when she learns that she is something of an anthropological curiosity—a woman writer of color treasured at her university for the flourish of rarefied diversity she brings—she pokes fun at American academic culture and its... Read more »
We Light Up the Sky
"Should you save a world that doesn't want to save you? Award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the haunting story of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens. Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they run in separate spheres. Pedro is often told that he's “too much” and... Read more »
The Memory Police
If you enjoyed Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, then you’ll love The Memory Police.
“On a small unnamed island, the government can make things disappear, never to return, lost to both memory and sense. Yet what is lost is never truly forgotten: some still remember, threatening the rule of the draconian Memory Police. This book fills you with a slow burning dread as the disappearances become increasingly sinister. The Memory Police is the rare dystopia that feels timeless and melancholic, like a dream of a nightmarish future only half-remembered.”Samantha, Rediscovered Books
The Pretender (Animorphs #23)
Someone's looking for Tobias. Someone who says she's his long-lost cousin. Tobias isn't sure the person is telling the truth, butshe's really nice, and knows a lot about him. And what she tells Tobias definitely gets his attention.It seems a lawyer has discovered Tobias's father's last will and testament. So, Tobias needs to attend the... Read more »
After the Sun
“Relentlessly thrilling . . . an orgy of the unpredictable.” —New York Times Book Review
“Like Thomas Pynchon taking on late capitalism. . . . surrealistic, granular in its details, and concerned with social entropy and desperate attempts at communion.” —Wall Street Journal
From a major new international voice, mesmerizing, inventive fiction that... Read more »
Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive... Read more »
“This an example of a beautifully translated work with a gripping concept. The main character’s compulsion to eat earth felt visceral, the writing enigmatically lyrical. I couldn’t put it down, yet I had to force myself to absorb this book painfully slowly, so as to not let it pass me by.”Tori-Lynn Bell, House of Books
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
A Sal and Gabi Novel: Book #1
“This book was so much fun! The narrator captures the characters so well. I was laughing out loud at the ridiculous situations Sal and Gabi find themselves in, while feeling deeply when confronted with real issues such as friends with hard home lives and sick infants. I love the union of practical magic with science and the unknown. One of my favorite listens on Libro.fm!”Emma, Content
The Ambergris Series: Book #1
From the author of Borne and Annihilation comes the one-volume hardcover reissue of his cult classic Ambergris Trilogy.Before Area X, there was Ambergris. Jeff VanderMeer conceived what would become his first cult classic series of speculative works: the Ambergris trilogy. Now, for the first time ever, the story of the sprawling metropolis of...Read more »
A Wizard of Earthsea
Earthsea Cycle: Book #1
"The shapeless mass of darkness split apart. It sundered, and a pale spindle of light gleamed between his open arms. In the oval of light there moved a human shape: a tall woman . beautiful, and sorrowful, and full of fear."-from A Wizard of Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea, first in a tetralogy that includes The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest... Read more »
“On a backwater planet, in a highly suspect bar, in a backroom, a group of morally dubious but altruistic mercenaries find themselves caught up in something much bigger than themselves. Swept up in company politics, a truly intelligent AI’s agenda, and the mysteries of Persephone Station itself, Angel and her crew of mercs must now figure out what the hell they got into with this most recent job. This is a book for folks who love a heist and multiple angles spinning into one another. Leicht’s writing kept my attention through every twist and turn this story took. I loved all of the characters, even the evil ones. If a queer space opera with a heist sounds good to you, then read this book. Even if it just sounds ok to you, read this book.”Izzy, Good Neighbor Bookstore
“I have absolutely loved everything Nnedi Okorafor has ever written, and this latest book from her is no exception! Her amazing ability to blend traditional African stories and themes with hardcore science fiction is spectacular. While Sankofa cannot remember her name, she does remember her past as she travels from town to town. Even as a child, she demands respect from the townspeople she interacts with, for she is the Adopted Child of Death. Or is she? Was it an alien device that changed her when she was just a child? Sankofa knows. But she isn’t sharing. This mind-blowing science fiction fantasy novella is absolutely glorious, and I can’t wait to give it to everyone I know!”Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop
Patternist: Book #1
DDoro knows no higher authority than himself. An ancient spirit with boundless powers, he possesses humans, killing without remorse as he jumps from body to body to sustain his own life. With a lonely eternity ahead of him, Doro breeds supernaturally gifted humans into empires that obey his every desire. He fears no one—until he meets Anyanwu. ... Read more »
“A unique alien invasion story that focuses on the human and the myriad ways we see and don’t see our own world. Mesmerizing.”
A blend of searing social commentary and speculative fiction, Chana Porter’s fresh, pointed debut explores a strange new world in the wake of a benign alien invasion.
Trina FastHorse Goldberg-Oneka is a...Read more »
The Wormwood Trilogy: Book #1
“Want mystery? A vision of near-future, post-alien occupation Earth? Afro-centric? Psychics? A relatable protagonist with a criminal past who is the only hope for saving human kind? How about some zombies and angels? A love story? Rosewater has it all, and somehow it all weaves together into an irresistible, absorbing tale. And the best news? It’s the first in a trilogy, so when it leaves you wanting more, your wish will come true.”Jessica, Bookbug
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, now a major motion picture. This audiobook includes an introduction read by the film director Ava DuVernay, a foreword read by the author, and an afterword read by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis.
Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and...
Victories Greater Than Death
Unstoppable: Book #1
"This is the first audiobook narrated by Hynden Walch, who is famous for her voice acting. Her expertise with voicing all different types of characters is a perfect match for this production and keeps listeners engaged." -- Booklist
Buckle up your seatbelt for Victories Greater Than Death, a thrilling YA sci-fi adventure set against an...
A haunting novella from the uncannily imaginative author of the national bestsellers Swamplandia! and Orange World: the story of a deadly insomnia epidemic and the lengths one woman will go to to fight it.
Trish Edgewater is the Slumber Corps' top recruiter. On the phone, at a specially organized Sleep Drive, even in a supermarket parking lot:... Read more »
A People's Future of the United States
Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
By Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Dani Martineck, Roxana Ortega, William DeMeritt, Prentice Onayemi, Paul Boehmer, Soneela Nankani, Adenrele Ojo, N'Jameh Camara, Vikas Adam, Darrell Dennis, Nancy Wu & Various
Length: 15 hours 1 minutes
A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision new futures for America—from N. K. Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, G. Willow Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more.
In these tumultuous times, in our deeply divided country, many people are angry, frightened, and hurting. Knowing that... Read more »