Six science fiction books to kick off the year! From a post-apocalyptic Paris to digital privacy, here are six new sci-fi books to check out this month, and these will check off a few goals in the 2017 Reading Challenge!
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be adding one of these to your ‘To-Read’ list!
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World by David Brin | Out Now | Goodreads
As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell’s Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers—watching, judging, and reporting on one another? An anthology of compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight and Jack McDevitt.
The Rising by Heather Graham | January 17th | Goodreads
In twenty-four hours, the lives of two people change forever. Alex Chin has the world on his plate, and Samantha Dixon plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. But it all changes when Alex ends up in hospital. His doctor is murdered, and then his parents. With death after him, Alex flees and accidentally brings Samantha along for the ride. The answers lie with a secret buried in his past as he never knew where he truly came from. Until now.
Resistance by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky | January 30th | Goodreads
Set in a future post-apocalyptic Paris, a rebellion threatens the balance of the city. Forbidden murals begin to appear throughout the city on crumbling concrete walls – calling citizens to action. Calling for Resistance. For Anaiya 234, this will change who she is. As a Peacekeeper, she enforces without hesitation or mercy and selects only the high-risk missions. But her next mission demands an impossible sacrifice – her identity.
Exo by Fonda Lee | January 31st | Goodreads
A century of peace on Earth after becoming a colony to an alien race with some still opposing alien rule. Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them, since his dad holds the most prestigious position. But when a routine patrol goes awry, he is abducted by a human revolutionary group who are determined to end alien control. Upon realising Donovan’s identity, they think they’ve found the ultimate bargaining chip, but his dad doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Earth’s fate relies on his survival, as his death could spark another intergalactic war and since Earth didn’t win the last one . . .
Empire Games by Charles Stross | January 17th | Goodreads
The year is 2020—two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies in different timelines are fumbling around in the dark, trying to find a solution to the first contact problem that doesn’t result in a nuclear holocaust. And two women—a mother and her long-lost, adopted daughter—are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty | January 31st | Goodreads
A space adventure set on a lone ship where the murdered crew are resurrected through cloning to discover who their killer was — and the secret to their mission.