Riveting Mystery, Science Fiction, & Fantasy Recommendations
Some of Bookshop Santa Cruz's favorite mystery, science fiction, and fantasy titles, as recommended in our Mys/SFF newsletter.
“A prodigiously imaginative collection.”
—New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice
“Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.”
—Washington Post Book World
Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New... Read More »
Carolyn's not so different from the other human beings around her. She's sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for.
After all, she was a normal American herself, once.
That was a long time ago, of course--before the time she calls "adoption day," when she and a... Read More »
Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do... Read More »
Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.
Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor,... Read More »
Laurie R. King is the New York Times and Washington Post best-selling author of Justice Hall. Here, she returns to Folly Island for an intensely suspenseful psychological thriller. Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O’Connell,... Read More »
He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: TheTrailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has contronted,interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins -- includingCharles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray -- for alandmark study to understand... Read More »
Olivia Sanchez—smart, driven, and beautiful—started at the bottom and worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly, brutally fired, then blackballed.
With no place else to go, she turns to her cousin, Manny Guzman, ex-con and ex-gang leader, for help. Manny’s first instinct is to hit back. Hard. But his partner, James Beck... Read More »