The World Keeps Ending, and The World Goes On by Franny Choi

Staff Pick

Franny Choi's poetry never ceases to amaze me. With her background as a slam poet, these lyrics burst from the page, and she engages with our technological present to a degree that few other poets dare to. I am stricken with both delight and dismay at her subtle and cheeky connections to science fiction literature, and this collection in particular is one that I have been raving about. If you're looking for a place to start with poetry, look no further. If you are already a poetry fan, Choi is one of the best writers out there--musical, imaginative, and elegiac.


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ISBN: 9780063240087
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Published: Ecco - November 1st, 2022

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Staff Pick

In the start of one of the most beautiful stories I've encountered, Palmer uses the tools of science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy to weave an epic saga of a world hovering between utopia and dystopia--a fully wrought realm that's fascinating in nearly every respect. The work interrogates the ways in which we relentlessly seek beauty and love and asks the questions about humanity's future that I also frequently think about. Overall, this book poses one of modern literature's best responses to the epics of classic literature, revealing a genius author playing dozens of writerly instruments at once and striking heavenly harmonies.


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ISBN: 9780765378019
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Published: Tor Books - January 24th, 2017

Exadelic by Jon Evans

Staff Pick

Evans uses up-to-date and accurate computer science to interrogate the very foundations of our existence through sublime science-fiction, and the result is mind-exploding, world-reworking, and reality-bending. The author's ambition delights and astounds as he weaves a plot of greater than epic proportions that reaches escape velocity, launching its conceptions beyond the realm of normalcy into stranger multiverses of scale. Every ten pages, you realize you are reading a completely different book than the one you picked up; this is highly recommended for anyone who loves science fiction or a good thriller--or for computer science nerds looking to get back into reading!

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ISBN: 9781250877734
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Published: Tor Books - September 5th, 2023