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Live Long, Prosper, and Blast Off with These 5 Reads for #SciFiDay!

by  | January 2

Well, friends, the holidays are over, gifts have been unwrapped, countless desserts have been consumed, and it is officially the New Year! In addition to my Goodreads reading goal for 2019, I really want to focus on genres that I haven’t given much TLC. Luckily, today is #SciFiDay and the perfect opportunity to explore some of science fiction’s top titles.

Science fiction gives us the opportunity to imagine and explore out-of-this-world stories and concepts that no doubt connect us to the world we’re living in right now. This selection of titles do just that.

Happy #SciFiDay!

Ready Player One (Media Tie-In)

Ready Player One (Media Tie-In)

by Ernest Cline

A friend of mine recommended this book to me because I love video games, but this book was so much more than I expected it to be. Set in the year 2045, Ready Player One follows a teenager named Wade who spends most of his time in the virtual world of the OASIS. The creator of the OASIS has hidden clues within the puzzle of the world, and once Wade finds the first, he becomes obsessed with winning the contest—which becomes a race to survive. If you’re a fan of video games, the 80s, or just good old-fashioned science fiction, you won’t be able to put this one down.

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The Diabolic

The Diabolic

by S. J. Kincaid

If you devoured The Hunger Games and Red Queen, then The Diabolic is the perfect choice for you. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe. This sweeping tale shows that being the most deadly weapon in the galaxy might not be enough to be a hero: humanity just might be the one thing you need to save yourself and everyone you love.

Bonus: The Diabolic is available as a free read on our sister site, Riveted, until January 31st.

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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

by Stephen King and Owen King

What would happen if women disappeared from the world of men? That’s the question Stephen King and his son Owen King answer in Sleeping Beauties. In a story that feels shockingly timely, the Kings imagine a world where, when women go to sleep, they are transported to another place void of conflict. But one woman, Eve Black, is immune to the sleeping disease. The men left in the world erupt into violence, split into warring factions, and decide whether or not Eve poses a threat.

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11/22/63

11/22/63

by Stephen King

There’s nothing I love more than a “timey-wimey” science-fiction tale and this book asks, “What if you could change history?” JFK was shot on November 22, 1963, but Jake Epping is tasked with using a portal to the past to prevent his assassination. Stephen King gives us a time travel story that you’ll be easily swept up in.

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Bird Box

Bird Box

by Josh Malerman

If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter or Instagram in the last two weeks, you’ve no doubt seen the countless memes surrounding Netflix’s adaptation of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box. The source material imagines a near future world where a mysterious being forces anyone who glimpses it to commit deadly violence. Five years after the violence erupts, Malorie and her two children start a long harrowing journey to find safety. Through their trip, we’re taken back into Malorie’s past and meet the strangers who helped each other to survive at the beginning of the crisis. This book will keep you gripped until the very end.

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