6 Books for Science Fiction Fans

Thirteenth Hour book cover.Technology, space, time travel, dystopian societies, parallel universes, aliens… do any of these sound like what you look for in a good book? Maybe you’re a devoted sci-fi fan, or you’re just getting into the genre. Either way, check out one of these books from the Greene County Library if you’re looking to expand your horizons:

The Thirteenth Hour by Richard Doetsch – A tale told in reverse finds an innocent man sitting in jail after being accused of his wife’s murder and given an opportunity by a gray-haired stranger to go back in time on an hour-by-hour basis to discover what happened, an opportunity that poses a painful dilemma.

Archetype by M.D. Waters – Waking in the hospital with no memory, Emma learns her seemingly happy life story from her powerful, seductive husband only to experience tormenting dreams that suggest a completely different past shaped by war, a camp where girls are trained to be wives and her love for another man.

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi – Living in a future where food is scarce, Anderson Lake tries to find ways to exploit this need, as he comes into conflict with Jaidee, an official of the Environmental Ministry, and encounters Emiko, a engineered windup girl who has been discarded by her creator.

Wool by Hugh Howey – In a future toxic landscape, a community that lives in an underground silo is rocked by the desire of Sheriff Holston, who has upheld the group’s rules for years, to go outside, setting in motion events that kindle the fire of revolution.

The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price – When the Earth is brought to a sudden end by cataclysmic forces, sisters Hannah and Amanda are saved by three eerily beautiful strangers who give them protective bracelets and imbue them with extraordinary powers to help them survive on a bizarre alternate world.

Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson – Nineteen-year-old Cassie Klyne and her younger brother Thomas, along with other members of their group, try to lead unexceptional lives in order to escape the detection of an extraterrestrial entity, who, by interfering with the world’s communications, is attempting to farm humanity.

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