Nothing but the Rain, by Naomi Salman

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The rain in Aloisville is deadly and unceasing. A single drop steals memories; get caught in a downpour and you could lose yourself entirely. Pragmatic, reclusive Laverne uses her journal to record her experiments with this precipitation and piece together her fragmented memories even as she gives up hope of rescue. The unsettling gaps in her recall and the enveloping terror of her isolation will have you reading this novella in a single sitting: it’s a propulsive, disquieting book that drums on the psyche relentlessly….as rain.

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ISBN: 9781250849809
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Published: Tordotcom - March 14th, 2023

Everything for Everyone, M.E. O'Brien

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In recent years, science fiction writers have moved from imagining dystopias to asking themselves: what might a just future look like? O'Brien offers her vision in this fictional oral history of New York City in the 2050s, which explores how a worldwide revolt against capital has transformed everything from sexuality to sustainability to community. Yet even in this radically new context, people have much the same needs and vulnerabilities they've always had, and scars are not so easily healed.


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ISBN: 9781942173588
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Published: Common Notions - August 2nd, 2022

I'm Waiting for You by Kim Bo-young

Staff Pick

I’m Waiting for You treats English-speaking audiences to four remarkable short works of fiction by one of South Korea’s most established sci-fi writers. The collection's first set of linked stories follows an engaged couple as they travel through space and time, battling setbacks in order to be reunited and finally get married. The tale is as epic as it is romantic, with a cinematic quality that makes it easy to imagine on a big screen. In the second set, Kim engages the genre's philosophical side to explore a world where god-like beings called “prophets” argue the merits of individuality vs Oneness with all others. Here, especially, readers will appreciate the unflagging love of humanity that shines through all Kim's work.



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ISBN: 9780062951465
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harper Voyager - April 6th, 2021